I have received many requests for [tag]baseball hitting drills[/tag] recently. The drill below if one of my favorite [tag]baseball drills[/tag] to teach strike zone swings.
Purpose: To learn to hit in all areas of the strike zone.
- From a plywood board or cardboard box, cut out the size of the strike zone and secure it to a fence or wall.
- Draw nine balls in the rectangle of the strike zone – three across the top of the zone, three across the middle, and three across the bottom.
- Number the balls 1 through 9. 1,2, 3 across the top, 4, 5, 6 in the middle , and 7, 8, 9 on the bottom.
- The player stands in front of the strike zone and practices all parts of his swing on each ball in the zone.
Coaching points–The hitter should remember the entire sequence: stance, load, stride, pivot, and swing.
The [tag]baseball coach[/tag] can stand behind the hitter and call out the number of the [tag]baseball[/tag] at which the hitter should swing.