Purpose

A wiffle ball is a great alternate way to get extra swings in a hitting drill.  Wiffle balls allow you or the pitcher to most likely throw a strike every time.

Breakdown

If you want to work your hitter inside, you can pretty much get it there because you’re standing so close to him–only fifteen to twenty feet away. High, low, wherever he’s weak at, you can get it there and you can also vary it. So we have very little down time with regard to poor pitches.

The second thing is it’s very small, so it’s hard for your hitter to hit. If he doesn’t keep his head down and track the ball, he’s not going to make contact.

The third thing that’s nice about it is it doesn’t go very far, which means we don’t have to chase it two hundred and fifty feet; it’s only going to go thirty to forty feet.

Video Demonstration

Coaching Tips

Prior to your game situation batting, take fifteen to twenty-five cuts. If you want to take more than that, great. If it’s an off-day for you where you’re not taking a lot of cuts, you can come out and in five minutes, you can get fifty cuts. And that’s also a great by-product; you can get a lot of swings in a short period of time.

 

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