Carol in Jacksonville emailed me looking for [tag]softball hitting drills[/tag]. Here are two [tag]softball[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] sent to me by some of my readers. I’ve included them here for all to try.
This is my favorite [tag]hitting drill[/tag] for the “Blind Spot” hitters.
The [tag]hitter[/tag] that hits only in front of the plate instead of waiting for the pitch to come into their [tag]swing[/tag], they go after it.
Pirate patch covering the front eye (left for righties or right for lefties) and then just go through normal batting practice. This increases the hitters depth perception along with ensuring keeping the eye on the ball as it comes into their swing.
Results are less ‘Stinging Hands”, more powerful hits and builds confidence.
Here’s one I use for the younger set to get the idea of keeping their weight back when hitting. I alternate having the hitter raise the front foot off the ground after their stride/step, before I soft toss them a pitch. They then rotate their hips forward, put the front foot down, hands to ball, and follow through.