Difficulty Level: Easy
Setup:For this baseball hitting drill, you’ll need a regular bat, a broken bat handle, a resistance band, and to do a bit of handy work. Take the broken bat handle and drill a hole through the top. Then tie the tubing or resistance band through the hole, and tie the other end through a fence.
Execution:Get into your batting stance, perpendicular to the fence. Grab the handle, and pull forward as you rotate your hips, extending out to the point of contact, then back to your starting position. After 10 reps, pick up a normal bat, get in the exact same stance, and repeat 10 dry swings.
Coaching Tips: The farther you are from the fence, the higher the resistance will be, so start close, and work your way out as you get more comfortable.
Variations:If you don’t want to go through the whole process of drilling a hole through a bat, you can just tie a resistance band to a fence and just hold the other end with your hands. If you choose to do so, the technique will be slightly different. Hold the resistance band at roughly waist level, rotating your hips forward with your arms in tight, then extending them forward explosively.
You can also try going through your swinging motion with just your lead arm holding onto the bat for and added challenge, or, take the normal bat and hold it behind your back with both arms, so that it’s sandwiched between the cradles of your elbow and your back. Here you’ll stand parallel to the fence, rotating your back shoulder forward.