21 Jan Colored Balls: Release Point Drill
Train to pick up a wide variety of pitcher release points. Right-handed, left-handed, side-arm, 3/4 and over the top release points
Close your mind and open your eyes. Master the best game day hitting strategy to think with your eyes and not your mind.
Reduce strikeouts, pulling off the ball, lunging at the ball and other hitting mistakes caused by failure to see the pitcher's release point
Why is Seeing the Pitcher’s Release Point so Important?
1. Prevents “rushing your swing,” as your mind and body compensates when you can’t see the ball.
2. Improves your pitch recognition.
3. Crucial for contact accuracy, reducing “getting jammed” or “hitting the ball off the end of the bat.”
4. Failure to see the ball adds, “perceived velocity;” to a fastball.
5. Allows you to “read and react” to “late-breaking” pitches.
- PRACTICE YOUR GAME-DAY BALL TRACKING SKILLS
- TRAIN TO RECOGNIZE THE VARIETY OF RELEASE POINTS
- DEVELOP YOUR ROUTINE, TAKING CHARGE IN THE BOX
- USING SOFT, HARD AND SUPER-FOCUS
- ADJUSTING TO A VARIATIONS OF THE PITCHER’S DELIVERY,
- MINIMIZING MARGIN FOR ERROR, REDUCING SWING MOVEMENT
- PREPARE IN THE DUGOUT AND THE ON-DECK CIRCLE
- ALLOW THE SWING TO RUN ON AUTOPILOT