Purpose

Teaches hitter to keep her hands back and wait on the ball.

Set Up

  • Batter gets in normal stance by tee.
  • Coach stands, kneels or sits nearby.
  • You can create your own tee by placing rubber tubing in a bucket of cement.

Instructions

Batter gets into batting stance.

Clap Softball Hitting Drill
Normal stance

Coach claps.

Batter goes into trigger position and holds it.

Clap Softball Hitting Drill
One clap – Trigger stride position

Coach claps again and player swings, hitting the ball off the tee.

Clap Softball Hitting Drill
Second clap – Swing through the ball.

Coaching Tips

  • Vary the speed of the two claps.
  • Two fast claps would be a fastball.
  • A clap, a pause and another clap would be a curveball or changeup.

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