Curveball Hitting Drills

  Use the following curveball hitting drills for hitters that that are having difficulty with offspeed pitches . They are also great drills for everyday use with teams around the 12 – 15 year old age range. Each year, starting around that 12 year old year, they will begin to see more and more breaking balls and other offspeed pitches.   Front Arm Connection Drill   Purpose: This drill is to help hitters feel their hands stay back. If the hands and arms of a hitter start before the lower body begins to open, they are going to have a …

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Baseball Hitting Drills: Timing

“Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.” — Warren Spahn   When it comes to baseball hitting drills, timing is often overlooked. Usually drills are used to help fix a mechanical flaw in the swing, or simply to eat up some time at practice. Most coaches and players will agree that timing is equally important, if not even more important than swing mechanics. So why aren’t we working on it regularly?! Make the most of your practice time, and use these drills to work on one of the most difficult and important aspects of hitting.   Contact Point Visualization Drill:┬áThis …

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