Steve and Rob, two of my readers, came up with some great suggestions covering [tag]drills[/tag] for [tag]baseball practice hitting[/tag]. Keep “˜em coming!
Soft Toss [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] to develop timing, weight transfer, hands back and hitting off back foot. Seems like a lot but the drill is simple and will have immediate results.
Assuming grip is correct and stance is solid have [tag]hitter[/tag] pick up lead foot and balance on back foot. [tag]Coach[/tag] will present ball high and drop it low to toss. At the bottom of the toss hitter takes stride keeping weight back and head from moving. Swing away! Even beginning hitters will get immediate feedback.
Bounce Soft Toss:
A variation on [tag]soft-toss[/tag]. Instead of throwing the ball to the strike zone, bounce the ball so that it comes up to mid thigh for the hitter. This helps my kids track the ball better. (You can use waffles from in front of the hitter, wiffles from the direction of the pitcher, or baseballs from behind your L-screen.)
Eye-Patch in the Cage:
Put an eye patch over the left eye during [tag]batting cage[/tag] w/ [tag]pitching machine[/tag]. Helps hitters turn their head toward pitcher, eliminating head tilt and left-eye-only hitting. Strengthens concentration, and focus.