Youth Softball Drills – Overcome Batter’s Fear #2

March 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Posted in Hitting | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To alleviate a player’s fear of getting hit by a pitch and to teach a player to keep the back foot planted while batting. Softball hitting will have more success if confidence of the plate is established.

Procedure: One or two wooden two-by-fours approximately 36 inches longer, a soft-covered ball, and a bat. A player takes a natural stance in the batter’s box. Place the two-by-four against the back of the batters back foot. Pitch a soft-covered ball toward the batter. If the ball is a strike, the player should swing the bat. If the ball looks like it might hit the batter, the batter should turn the front shoulder in toward the catcher so that the ball hits him squarely in the back.

Youth Softball Drills, hitting, confidence

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