Coming up with new ideas for a [tag]slugger drill[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a tip that Jeff sent in and it has worked well!
I coached a 14 year old girls [tag]fastpitch softball[/tag] team and I was working on their [tag]hitting[/tag].
A good [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] we used was to have the batter stand facing or parallel to the backstop and get 1 bat length away from the fence. Then the batter swings without hitting the fence.
Then we turned the batter so that she was perpendicular to the fence. We put her back foot 2-3 inches from the fence. The batter has to swing without hitting the fence.
The idea of both was to get those hips turned & to take the end of the bat to the ball. We had been striking out a lot and we were swinging late.
This drill or instruction helped out a lot since it got the bat to the hitting area a lot quicker.