Help your athletes find the bat’s sweet spot so they can hit better. Used as a warm-up, the feel the barrel drill helps hitters get to the zone and teaches them to square up to more balls. The bat movement used also looks cool and helps to build the batter’s confidence. Watch the video to see how it works!
Feel the barrel drill
Purpose: To train hitters to locate the bat’s sweet spot.
How it works: A hitter sets up to a ball on a tee. As the player prepares to swing, she first pumps her arms forward three times while holding the bat. This allows her to get a feel for where the heaviest part of the bat is. After the third pump, she is free to swing away.
Requirements: One player, a bat, balls and 20 feet of space