24 Jan Beginner Hitting Tips For Coaches, And Parents
Eyes, Head and Mind
- Overthinking or over-complicating hitting mechanics is detrimental to gameday performance..
- Focus on hitting the ball to the opposite field; naturally fixing common mistakes.
- “Close your mind & open your eyes,” triggering your natural/reactive swing. Use 100% focus to see the ball as it releases from the hand. Track the ball for as long as possible, all the way to the point of contact.
- Too much head movement triggers striking out, “roll over ground balls,” and “weak pop-ups.”
- Make sure your head is down all the way past the point of contact. After contact, focus on a spot in front of home plate. For example, you can use a hat or a ball as the focal point.
- Make sure your front foot does not open up too much as it lands on the ground; as this triggers you to “fly open,” with your front shoulder and head.
- Avoid lifting the front foot too far from the ground; movement correlates to swing inconsistencies.
- Make sure you stride in a straight line.
- Your subconscious mind controls your front foot and “rushing” or “landing too open” on your batting stride; is a precursor to self-doubt.
- Keep your back elbow close to your rib cage. The back elbow plays a vital role in bat speed and power, if it extends too far away from your torso, you’ll find it difficult to hit an inside fastball.
- Training your kids to keep their “hands inside the baseball” is one of the most difficult challenges you’ll face as parents. To make things easier we invented the best hands inside the ball training aid. The Laser Power Swing Trainer uses precise resistance, keeping your elbows at the perfect distance from your body’s center; all throughout your swing.