Improves hitting rhythm and bat speed
- This drill requires a lighter, thinner bat than you would normally use. You can purchase underload training bats from sporting goods retailers. Or simply use a smaller bat, a wooden dowel, or a sawed off broomstick.
- Coach stands in front of the player and at a 45 degree or greater angle.
How it Works
- Player gets into stance and points the barrel of the training bat forward toward the pitcher.
- Upon the toss, the hitter rocks back into normal stance, swings and drives the ball.
- Hitter should be bringing his hands back upon the toss and then hitting through the ball with a good follow-through
- When rocking back, hitter must get weight over the back foot
- Hitter should also keep his elbow down
- To make the drill more challenging, use mini-whiffle balls instead of baseballs