This is a great rhythm and timing hitting drill that allows your player’s to work through the proper mechanics of the swing, with extra attention on the proper swing sequence.
In this hitting drill, the player will toss the ball up, go through his swing, and try to hit line drives and ground balls. The hitter is trying to work on keeping his hands above the ball. If his hands are going below the ball at contact, then you will see him popping the ball up.
The player will be able to hit ground balls and line drives when he keeps his hands above the ball. This is a very important point in hitting – you always want your hands above or over the ball at contact.
In order to make contact in the proper place, you must toss the ball out in front of your body just slightly.
A variation of this hitting drill is to use a tee ball or a Little League bat. You may want to do this because they are easier to control, a little lighter to handle, and they allow your hitter to get through the hitting zone just a little quicker.
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