Tuesday Tips to Tattoo the Ball
One of my favorite saying to baseball hitters is, "If you know the correct starting, hitting position and the correct ending position, everything in between takes care of itself. Of course, there is more to the basics of hitting a baseball than that, but just those two hitting tips help a majority of youth players.
No one expects youth baseball coaches to be experts, especially when it comes to analyzing the many intricacies that go into the basics of hitting. However, youth baseball coaches should know these two basics of hitting and they will find that many players' hitting fundamentals begin to improve with these hitting tips and their batting problems disappear.
Regardless of a hitters set up and stance, teaching the correct bat angle and bat positioning as they go to swing goes a long way to guaranteeing batting success.
Bat position hands at shoulder level two inches back of rear shoulder and three to four inches towards home plate with the knob of the bat pointing towards the catcher's feet and the barrel of the bat running directly above the shoulder, bisecting the batter's ear.
This initial bat position gives players a chance at getting the bat correctly to any pitched ball and is an absolute of good hitting mechanics.
Ending Position on every swing, batters should be able to finish their swing to a position where they see the bat barrel on the home plate side at the end of their swing. This position guarantees the head stays on the ball and a complete rotation of the hips, two necessary ingredients for the basics of hitting.
Once again, simply coaching baseball players to start correctly and end correctly helps turn them into fine hitters.
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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