Last week, I sent out a request for my newsletter subscribers to send in their suggestions for [tag]new baseball training aids[/tag]. Check out this one below (very creative!).
I use this to correct young [tag]baseball hitters[/tag] from non-linear foot movement during their stride.
I have a “balance beam” like stand built using 1 2x6x4′ with 2 2x4x1′ attached cross-ways about 6″ from each end. All boards are laying flat.
Have the batter stand with their heels slightly hanging off the back. This forces the batter to stay on the balls of their feet while in a correct batting stance during the [tag]baseball drills[/tag] as well as staying balanced during the stride and contact points.
The beam forces them to have a balanced and straight stride. If they step back or loose their balance they fall off the beam.
For my 5 & 6 year old [tag]baseball[/tag] players I start off with the 2×6 flat on the ground and work up to the beam about 3″ off the ground. I use with soft toss, bat action or tee drills.