“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
We are just weeks away from the start of spring training. That means baseball players from all over the country will be heading down to Florida and training until they reach their peak performance. But what is the most important thing for them to train? Batting, catching, and running are all good guesses, but not what we are looking for. The right answer is hand-eye coordination. A player could hardly make it through one inning let alone an entire season if this skill isn’t perfected. The POWERHANDZ family wants every athlete to get the most of their training through our amazing gear as we push for you to become the next legendary player. We want every baseball player to have superhuman coordination. Here are some of the best training drills a player can do to improve this skill drastically.
A simple yet perfect way to improve hand-eye coordination is by doing ball drops. All it requires is some dedication and a tennis ball. How it works is you drop the ball on the ground, once it bounces up you run to catch it before it can touch the ground again. This will drastically improve the hand-eye coordination of a player, but also their first step speed and reaction time. Sometimes less is more and this training technique proves that the easiest things can give us the best results. For an even better training session, be sure to check out our fantastic baseball products. We guarantee that the results will leave the competition speechless.
Juggling isn’t really a skill you would think of a baseball player having, but you would be shocked to learn that a lot of players do it as part of their training routine. This is not a joke, in fact, it is the farthest thing from it. Juggling 3-4 tennis balls a week should be in every baseball players training program. Studies have shown that after just a few practice sessions, people who used it to train had drastically improved catching, pitching, and batting skills. Not only that, but it encourages brain growth, meaning it will make you smarter.
How many people really like training? It’s hard, takes up time, and there are probably a million other things someone would rather be doing. Muhammad Ali himself, the greatest boxer to ever live, admitted that he hated to train. So why not make it fun? The classic game of wall ball is the perfect way to train and have a good time. It can be played with 2-6 players and helps train hand-eye coordination and footwork. It also helps team members form bonds and become closer. When teammates are close friends, it drastically improves the teams’ strength. Why not take the pain out of training and have a good old fashioned game to keep up and improve your skills?
Using Smaller Balls
One of the best ways you can take your baseball training to the next level is to train with smaller balls. Now you might be saying right about now, “but why would that help? Wouldn’t it just make it more difficult to play with a larger ball?” We can assure that not only is this wrong but that it will improve all of the important aspects a player needs if they want to be in the MLB someday. When a baseball player is using smaller balls they not only get better hand-eye coordination, but better batting, catching, and throwing skills. After spending all spring using a ball half the size of a baseball, it’s going to be child’s play to dominate on the field.
If you want to take your baseball training to the next level, you need to focus on these killer hand-eye coordination drills. Ball drops, practicing juggling, and using smaller balls are guaranteed to improve even the best players performance. Wall ball is not only great training but helps strengthen the bonds of the team. We want you to train to become the next legendary ball player and when you incorporate these drills into your training, you will be one step closer to killing it. Never underestimate how far a little juggling can take you in the grand scheme of things. We highly recommend wearing your POWERHANDZ gloves during each of these drills to truly get the most out of every motion and maximize the potential of your kinetic chain.
At POWERHANDZ, we want you to train with purpose. Our gloves will not just improve your training, but take it to the next level. Our products aren’t exclusive to baseball, we also have items for basketball, football, MMA, and golf. We want you to not just be as best as you can be, but the superstar we know you can. To learn more about what it takes to become one the greats and POWERHANDZ, check out our blogs.