Using the readerboard, we can quickly determine the correct bat angle, and where it should be, according to where the ball is pitched. The readerboard is simply a peg board (it can be found at any local home depot or lowes), 9 baseballs with holes drilled in the middle and using a screw and bolt to hold it on the board.
Ok – let’s look at some baseball hitting drills that we can use in our baseball training and immediately see improvement in making better contact.
We’ll start out by popping the bat at the cutlines. Each cutline is set up (red tape for right handed hitters and black tape for lefties) to line up the barrel of the baseball bat to make the best contact. We have found that using the readerboard is one of our best baseball hitting drills and will help hitters get from point A to point B in the fastest, most efficient way possible.
We can work outside cuts and outside pitches, which includes using the stride for everything. Baseball training does not have to be difficult – using simple and effective hitting tools is the key to using our baseball hitting system. One of the questions we hear the most is this – is the baseball swing linear or rotational? We believe it is a combination of both… linear (straight line) to the ball and let our turn (rotational hitting) swing after contact.
We also use our fench baseball hitting drills to wipe out our looping or sweeping action. At no point, we don’t want our hitters to have a loop or sweep – it causes long strokes and usually results in a ground ball or pop up, depending on if the hitter is late or early making contact with the ball.
Another one of our hitting drills that will eliminate the sweeping or looping swing is our frisbee and throwing bat drills. It will teach the hitter to gt the top hand on top of the ball.
We also use our our pop target in our training drills as we want our hitters to feel the knob of the bat making contact with the target. This will help the hitter get the feel of our drive action, which is the #1 way to hit for more power. We can continue these baseball training drills using the pop and stroke to help the hitters get inside the ball.
I hope you enjoyed our baseball video… use these drills and I will guarantee you’ll see a noticable difference in just a few short days, and your hitters will hit better and with more power.
Best to you,