In today’s video blog post, I am sharing with you a “Stance and Balance” hitting drill. This is another dry mirror hitting drill that you can use to check out a hitter’s stance, as he can visually see his stance in the mirror.
Stance & Balance Hitting Drill
Breaking down the hitting drill:
- Step away from the plate and then approach the plate and step back into the batter’s box as though you were assuming your stance once again.
- Every time you step in, make sure that you’re going through the checkpoints of your stance.
- Go through your pre-hit routine each time. (For example: step away from the plate, look down and get the sign, place your left foot down, and the right foot taps the outside part of the plate to make sure he has plate coverage, and then taps the inside part of the plate.)
- Having a pre-hit routine is a very important part of the mental approach to hitting. It helps to relieve distractions and concentrate solely on hitting the baseball. Upon the completion of our pre-hit routine, you are thinking hit, hit, hit.
What to watch for in the hitting drill:
- Are his eyes, shoulders, hips and knees level, and is he in a good flex position with his knees and a balanced position with his feet?
- His feet at least shoulder-width apart.
- His bat is either upright or on a 45-degree angle, with the elbows on a 45-degree angle.
- The bat is resting in his fingers as opposed to too deep back into his hands.
- Look for vertical balance in that he’s working ball of foot to ball of foot, and his head is over the top of his belly button controlling the center of gravity.
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