It's important to always have intent and purpose everytime you step into that batter's box, but some players get apprehensive and doubtful. Get your players to become confident hitters, instead of swingers, with this "Yes, yes, yes" drill.
We are all aware umpires don't make the best calls sometimes. However, they are the ones making the decisions on balls and strikes, not our hitters. Therefore, hitters should always be thinking "yes" as the pitcher winds up and releases. If hitters train themselves to think "no", and then disagree with the umpire when a strike is called, they will get comfortable being passive and reactive hitters, instead of confident hitters.
When this confidence is displayed in hitters, it becomes apparent in you as a coach. You no longer become a cheerleader and hoping your team gets hits. You will start knowing your team will get hits.
Is the yes yes drill available for premium members? I can see the video introducing but not what the actual drill looks like.
Hi Leah, Coach Hartwig explains the drill and then demonstrates what the hitter should do when they are in the box. There isn’t an additional overview or demonstration of the drill being performed.
The drill consists of the hitter repeating “Yes, yes, yes” out loud prior to the pitcher starting their windup. The hitter continues to repeat “Yes” out loud until the moment they decide to take the pitch (and say “NO” out loud) or start their swing.