Batter practices taking a good, short stride

Drill Setup

  • Batter stands in normal batting stance with string tied from one ankle to the other.

String Drill Baseball Hitting Drill

How it Works

  1. Measure the batter’s normal stride and then tie a piece of string equal to the distance from one leg to the other.
  2. Batter gets into normal stance.
  3. Coach says “Go.”
  4. player loads, strides and swings.
  5. Coach says “stop.”
  6. Player freezes in follow-through.
  7. Coach says “OK.”
  8. Player returns to normal stance and the drill is repeated.

Coaching Tips

  • This drill is great for batters who over-stride or step out on their swing.  The string forces them to get used to taking a good, short stride.