Coaching baseball it is important to keep in mind that habits are formed by repetition. Repetition performing the task in as game like situation as possible. on the field batting practice can be as, or more, valuable to the defense. opportunity is wasted if you don't utilize all of the possibilities with the time and space available. On he field batting practice is no exception. You can hit, field the ball off of the bat, get fungos and make plays if you have screens, and practice getting brakes running the bases all at the same time.