Introduction: Colored Softballs Impoving Batting Average

The purpose of this drill is to improve reaction time and thinking at the plate. Paint several softballs with different bright colors, and place them in a bucket behind the mound. Have someone place one of the balls in the pitcher's glove without letting the batter see the color. The pitcher then calls out a color before pitching the ball. The batter can only swing if the ball matches the color the pitcher called out (and if the pitch is in the strike zone).

Step 1: Materials

Paintbrush, Paint, Spray Paint, Softballs

Step 2: Paint Softballs

Step 3: Let the Softballs Dry

Step 4: Play Ball

Step 5: As a Pitcher, Select a Colored Ball With Out Letting the Batter See.

Step 6: Tell the Batter to Only Hit a Certian Color, the Color May Not Be the Color the Pitcher Selected.

Step 7: The Batter Should Only Hit the Color Ball That the Pitcher Told Them To, If It Is Not That Color, Take a Pitch (don't Swing).