Purpose

Teaches batter not to lift front arm, which causes him to drag the bat head and have a long, slow swing.

Drill Setup

  • Batter holds a short bat beside a tee. (You can purchase a short training bat or cut a wood bat down to half length.)

How it Works

  1. Batter gets into batting stance.
  2. He holds the bat with his lead arm.
  3. He puts his other hand against his chest.
Hold the bat one-handed.
  1. He swings one-handed aiming to hit the ball straight into the net.
Swing down and then through the ball.

Coaching Tips

  • Front elbow should be down and in – bat head should be going down to the plane of the ball then leveling off and going through the ball.

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