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Baseball Skills and Drills for the Backyard

By Kevin Maloney, PSTV, 07/26/19, 2:30PM CDT

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For decades, youth baseball players honed their skills without the use of baseball academies and the gadgets that have become so popular today.

While the days of being able to round up nine kids from the neighborhood to head down to the local sandlot for a pickup game have all but disappeared, there’s still plenty a youth baseball player can work on in the comfort of his backyard, garage or basement to improve his game.

Because hitting off a tee is one of the oldest baseball drills, its impact on developing and improving a swing is often overlooked (here's a great baseball instructional video for teaching the swing stance to a young player).