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Thread: What are the best techniques for teaching baseball to a four-year-old?

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    Re: What are the best techniques for teaching baseball to a four-year-old?

    Take it very slow, no pressure, and don't over do the teaching aspect of it. The kid is only 4 yrs old so don't weigh him down with too much. Show lots of patience. Have fun.
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    Matt's Dad RANDY IN INDY's Avatar
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    Re: What are the best techniques for teaching baseball to a four-year-old?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    I think I agree with you about not throwing underhand to kids at the age of 4 or 5. But don't underestimate the value of the underhand drill called "Front toss" especially for kids the age of your son. We did that drill in high school and in college and I know a number in the major leagues do it as well. I'd like to hit off the tee for a little then move into a cage and have someone sit behind an L screen about 15 feet away and throw the ball underhand. Basically it's like a moving tee, really makes you get your swing down for pitches on all parts of the plate. You get immediate feedback and can correct yourself pretty easily. Then after that drill then I'd like to hit some regular BP...
    Nothing wrong with that drill if you have the right person behind the "L" screen. I've seen some guys that think that they can do that drill and have no clue how to toss those balls in underhand with any velocity or location.
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