Are your hitters swinging too early? Improve their timing and train them to hit strikes with this simple line drive hitting drill. Watch the video to view a demo and get pointers on technique.
Purpose: To practice hitting line drives.
How it works: A hitter sets up at the plate in the batter’s box. A coach standing behind a screen bounces a tennis ball to the player. If the bounce is hittable, the player should attempt to hit a line drive. The key is to keep the weight back, stay behind the ball and drive through it.
Requirements: One or more players, a pitching screen, bats, balls, a coach, and a batting cage