When the player gets into their stance, one of the most common problems you might see is the first step of the hit going out. In today’s video blog post, we are sharing a great beginner drill that you can use to help your players learn to not step out of the stride during the swing. There are many softball hitting drill variations that you will find to help you with this, but today we are introducing a basic method you can use with your most beginning players.
Place a bat parachute on the ground to the players left to give herself something soft – yet safe — to feel if she is stepping out. This will allow her to recognize an error and adjust accordingly, in real time, and break any muscle memories that have begun to be created.
Remember, the first step should always be nice and small and go straight towards the pitcher.
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