When training hitters to look for a particular pitch, UCLA's Kirk Walker focuses on sequencing and setting up combinations. To apply this at practice, he may tell his players: "Today we're going to face a pitcher who's really good on the curve and the flip drop." Then he'll instruct them to sit on a certain pitch and to look on a certain zone. It can be challenging not to swing when a strike crosses the plate, so batters will need to truly commit to the exercise.
Watch the video to learn more about how he works with his players on different zones, pitches and combinations.