This is a great softball hitting drill – and en excellent trick! – for working on the stride.   It works well for younger players who you see a lot of stepping out and overstriding from.

Get your hitter into a good stance, and into their post stride position. Measure off the length of the stride by tying a string from her front leg to her back leg. The string should be tight and this shows how wide the stride is.

The player should then get into their normal stance, which will result in the string relaxing a bit as the legs are closer together.

The player will take a good hard swing through, and when she steps she can feel that tension in the stride and she knows she shouldn’t go any further than that and won’t overstride.



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