The flamingo drill is especially fun for little league players because they get to pretend to be a flamingo. The flamingo drill is good for building momentum and balance.
Not much equipment is required for this drill. A bat, ball and tee should be all you need to practice the flamingo drill.
The hitter should start on one leg, the back leg, and then stride forward to hit the ball off the tee. The drill is simple but effective for building momentum and power from the backside. Starting on one leg builds balance especially in young players. The stride forward to the tee opens the hips and begins the swing rotation, teaching proper swing mechanics.
The flamingo drill is a great warm-up drill for the rest of the drills on this list or an interim drill for fine-tuning a swing during game downtime.
Flamingo Baseball Hitting Drill Instructions
- Start by standing on one leg, the back leg. The front leg should be raised at a 90-degree angle.
- Begin the stride forward while loading the hands for a swing.
- Lead with the lower half of the body and attack the ball making sure to explode through the hit.
- Complete the full rotation of the upper body. The back should be pointed towards home plate and the shoulders will be pointed towards the shortstop for right-handed hitters or the second baseman for left-handed hitters.