Develop your hitters’ hand-eye coordination with this simple hitting drill that uses small balls and a variety of bat types. Tune in for a demo from Skeeter Gentile and discover a drill variation to further improve player vision.
Swift stick vision drill for hitters
Purpose: To work on hand-eye coordination and getting the barrel through.
How it works: A hitter sets up at home plate. A coach standing about 20 feet away behind a screen tosses a small Wiffle® ball, and the hitter attempts to hit it.
Variations: To help players get the hang of the drill, start by having them catch the Wiffle ball. Once they master that, have them use a one-handed swing to hit the Wiffle ball with a tee ball or radial bat. After that, you can progress to a two-handed swing with a swift stick.
To improve vision, use colored Wiffle balls and instruct your players to take the white ones but hit the red ones (or whatever color you’re using).
Requirements: One player, a hitting screen, various bats, small Wiffle balls, a coach and a field