Purpose: To practice proper hitting form and develop hand speed.
How it works: A hitter sets up next to a loaded tee facing the outfield. A feeder player calls out “stride,” then “fire” to indicate when the player should step and swing. After the hitter strikes the ball, the feeder offers input on the swing and impact. The ball is reloaded and the drill starts over.
Variations: The feeder can adjust the speed at which she makes her calls. This forces the hitter to stay balanced, even with a slower call that mimics an off-speed pitch.
Requirements: Two players, a tee, softballs and a field