Helps player learn to hit the breaking ball by forcing her to keep her front side in

Set Up

  • Player stands at plate or in front of net.
  • Coach stands in front of the player but to her back side.


  1. Player gets into stance and coach tosses the ball across the plate.
  2. Hitter swings and hits the ball.
  3. Hitter should work on keeping her hands inside the ball and on hitting the inside part of the softball.

Coaching Tips

  • Keep the toss low so the batter can get the barrel through the ball
  • Make sure hitter is using great bat lag, meaning they are keeping the barrel of the bat behind their hands on their swing
  • Hitter must keep head still — if she turns it at all she will miss the ball