Speed Up Drill
DRILL is a fantastic power building muscle memory drill. One
complete cycle of balls (28 baseballs, 17 softballs) is hit
at a slow, comfortable interval. When the cycle completed
the machine is loaded again and the control is set to a
faster interval. In all, four cycles are recommended,
decreasing the time interval between each. At the end of the
last cycle the hitter should be drained.
The QUICK WRIST DRILL is an excellent drill for developing
bat speed. Holding a short one handed bat, the batter can
either hit from a standing or kneeling position with one leg
forward. This isolates the lower body causing the wrists to
work harder. With the
the frequency control is set as rapid a speed as the batter
can handle. When one arm tires, the bat is quickly switched
to the other hand.
By coordinating the height setting to the distance of the
in relation to the hitter, allows the hitter to place to
ball in the exact spot that he or she wants to work.
THE SLAP HITTING DRILL is for softball only. By setting the
control at a set frequency, the hitter is able to
rhythmically work on timing her approach to the ball. Timing
the ballís arrival with a smooth, clean approach then allows
for a quick break to first. This is the secret of great slap
Learning to hit from both sides of the plate is something
that is often overruled by the young player for fear of
appearing awkward. This problem is easily eliminated by the
Now the hitter can practice swinging from the other side of
the plate, alone, in total comfort. Being able to switch hit
is a definite plus for any young hitter seeking higher gains
in baseball or softball.