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365 Days to Better Baseball - Stop That Swing Baseball Hitting Drill

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365 Days to Better Baseball - Stop That Swing Baseball Hitting Drill

Hitting Drill Learning Power Hitting Position

The following hitting drill helps young hitters understand a number of key hitting fundamentals. Additionally, this drill can be done with the batting tee, soft toss, or regular batting practice, making it a very useful hitting drill. However, with young hitters it should only be done with tee and soft toss work as it is not an easy baseball hitting drill.

Baseball Hitting Drill

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Players time ball as normal, attack the ball normally but stop their swing at contact with the hands in the correct palm-up, palm-down position.

Reason for Baseball Hitting Drill

  1. As mentioned, by stopping in the correct hand position, it teaches hitters the correct power hittngposition of the hips and hands. (see photo)
  2. With having to stop the swing at contact, it helps players let the ball travel deep into the hitting zone to make contact, as they are not extending through the ball.
  3. It also shows hitters the different points of contact based on the location of the pitch, if they stop the bat at contact correctly.
  4. The drill keeps the body and hands working together, without lunging with the upper body.

Finally, this stop-the-swing baseball hitting drill is great for hitters, who tend to roll their wrists at the contact position, a common hitting mistake for players of all ages.

About Jack Perconte

After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.

All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.

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