Builds bat control and pitch awareness
Player stands at home plate with a bat
Player gets in batting stance and swings, stopping at the contact point for each of the nine hitting zones.
- High Inside
- High Middle
- High Outside
- Middle In
- Middle Middle
- Middle Away
- Low In
- Low Middle
- Low Away
After swinging and stopping for each of the nine hitting zones, the player then goes back through the zones only this time he swings through the contact point.
- Elbows should be in, bat should lag through the zone behind the hands, head should track the ball all the way through
- Look for batter to be making “a perfect swing” – it should be smooth, with bat lag, still head and a vertical axis of rotation