I got the inspiration for this [tag]coaching[/tag] tip from Gary. It includes some fresh ideas for [tag]baseball batting tips[/tag]. Try them out and let me know what you think!
I just returned from a coaching clinic and I picked up a few good [tag]batting[/tag] [tag]tips[/tag].
1) Video tape everything and play it back to track progress and show teaching points.
2) To help players learn how to keep their eye on the ball all the way to the bat, ask them to point to the exact spot on the bat where the ball hit. Most cases the player will be 4-6 inches off in the beginning until he learns to keep his eye on the ball all the way in.
3) For right handed batters, teach them to pull their right elbow back away from their body and bringing it through by having them emulate the throwing motion of “skipping rocks”.
Using a [tag]baseball[/tag] have them throw the ball into a net in the same way they would skip rocks.
4) For right handed batters, teach them how to keep their hands close to their shoulder (not out and behind the shoulder) and to snap their wrist by having them emulate throwing a frisbee with their left hand.
5) Make sure the batter takes an “attack” approach/stance.
By this we mean keep the front shoulder low at beginning of [tag]swing[/tag] and during the “toe step” to produce desired weight shift from back leg to front leg and to produce a longer swing on the same plane of the ball that will result in more [tag]line drives[/tag] and less pop ups.