Richard sent me this [tag]baseball coaching tip[/tag] he uses with his team. It’s one of his personal favorites-a simple but creative device to make and use with your [tag]baseball[/tag] team.
I have a [tag]hitting[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] to share, it takes a little carpentry work. You probably already know it but here it goes.
You need a 2×6 – 42″ 0R 48″ long, with a 4×4 12″ long nailed or screwed to each end to keep the 2×6 off the ground.
You have the player take his [tag]batting stance[/tag] on the 2×6 balancing himself on the balls of his feet. You toss wiffle balls to his to hit. He takes his normal [tag]swing[/tag] to hit the wiffle ball, he still turns on his back foot as normal (squash the bug).
What this teaches is [tag]balance[/tag] and shows how to stay on the balls of your feet. Also, it shows how you do not need a lot of foot movement to hit the ball, but the importance of turning on your back foot.
You can also use this with the screen drill to keep the swing compact.