By John Monteleone
INTRODUCING the most recent ADDITIONS TO THE BEST-SELLING LITTLE LEAGUE courses full of necessary info on the way to support their avid gamers enhance on the plate, this consultant takes coaches and fogeys step-by-step via: right thoughts of hitting Developmental perform drills abilities youngsters have to bat .300 and the way to have a good time alongside the way in which
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To do this successfully, it is not necessary to ﬁnish with your belly button precisely on the line you’ve drawn in the dirt. But by keeping it as close as possible you will train yourself to make a quiet, controlled stride. Here are some goals to shoot for: After you shift your weight back (load up) in preparation to swing, keep your body pretty much centered or just slightly behind that line. Similarly, when you move forward toward the ball, keep your body at or close to the line in the dirt at the completion of your swing.
This can be helpful if you have trouble getting the bat around in time to hit the fastball. On the other hand, if you’re facing slower pitches or breaking balls then step up in the box. You will still be able to catch up to the fastball (of mediocre speed), and you’ll hit the breaking pitches before they curve very far. In most cases, however, it is best to take your stance in the middle of the box. 21 Bat Angle While in your stance, hold the bat somewhere between vertical and horizontal; a 45-degree angle is a Hold the bat somewhere near a 45degree angle.
Do this a third time, but this time hit the ball off the tee. Try to keep the center of your body aligned with the line in the dirt throughout the swing. Note: Whenever hitting off a batting tee, place the ball on the tee with the narrow portion of the seams facing the catcher. Hit the seam that is closest to you. In order to hit the inside seam, your hands have to be inside the ball. This means that your hands are close to your body when they approach the hitting zone. As a result, you should be hitting balls up the middle and to the opposite ﬁeld.