What are some of the basic fundamentals of teaching a player to swing the bat?
If I'm a coach, what are 5 key areas that I can focus on with new or inexperienced batters, to help develop them to have better at-bats and to build their confidence when standing in the box?
Let's start with 5 basic fundamentals:
A balanced batting stance and swing
1) "Feet Check": Where can a player stand at in the batters box? How should they stand and what's so important about it? I like to allow players to step in the box, I watch them setup, I see their head and eyes then move toward the pitcher, and I loudly say, "FEET CHECK!"
This is the quick reminder I give my batters during practice. Its the reminder to let them quickly know, "check your feet." Is this stance the most athletic and balanced stance that I can have in the batters box? Should I be at the front of the batters box, towards the back of the batters box, in the middle of it?
Now let's break down:
5 basic fundamental drills that can help to improve a batters swing, vision, and discipline in the box