How to be a better hitter, News, 15U (Bantam) Select (Delaware / Komoka / Mt Brydges Minor Baseball)

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How to be a better hitter
Submitted By Larry Goetz on Saturday, November 9, 2019
Hitting is one of the more difficult baseball skills to master...in fact players are successful less than 40% of the time.  Here are some coach tips to help you increase your success at the plate

1. knocking knuckles are aligned
2. feet are shoulder width apart
3. be aware of your posture and spine angle with shoulders forward and backside back




as the pitcher begins his pitching delivery

4, hands move up and back (we call this "load") and front foot moves forward to toe touch to form a "firm front side"
5. as you swing the bat work off your back shoulder and avoid "dumping the bat head down behind you"
6. work rotationally around your body...keeping head down and still and your hands inside the ball with palm up/palm down
7. the distance between your elbows remains the same from the load to first contact. 
8. keep your hands ahead of your back elbow....avoid "racing elbow"
9. as you make contact push through the ball to full extension.  avoid rolling your hands over too soon

Practice tips

...work off a batting T as often as possible
….when working off the T... stop and check your body position throughout your swing
...off the T... try working in reverse slowly from contact back to load/step checking your body and hand position along the way
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