Teaches younger players how to use the lower half of their body during their swing.

Drill Setup

  • Player stands at an angle to net.
  • Coach kneels on opposite side of net.
  • Use a soft softball like the Easton lncrediball or a tennis ball or wiffle ball so coach doesn’t get hurt if player misses on her swing and hits the ball back at him.

Pivot Hip Softball Hitting Drill

How it Works

  1. Batter gets into stance.
  2. Coach drops her hand which is a signal for batter to trigger stride.
  3. Coach then tosses a ball toward the batter’s left hip.
  4. Batter swings and hits the ball into the net.

Coaching Tips

  • Batter should be pivoting on back foot so shoelaces are pointed toward the pitcher.