The Tire Drill is a softball hitting drill for strength, but it also develops point of contact understanding and teaches players to hit through the ball.
In this offensive softball hitting drill, players gain an understanding of the proper contact point, and how to hit through the ball, because they are going to use the end of their bat barrel — right by the sweet spot — to make contact right on the edge of the tire, and actually extend through the tire and follow through.
This is an fantastic softball hitting drill the provides excellent feedback, because if you are too early or too late, you will really feel it when you hit the tire.
The proper position on contact is the edge of the barrel towards the edge of the tire. It is critical to understand this because if you hit the tire too far down the barrel, that hit is going to reverberate throughout your entire body.
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