Tee drill’s one of the best way to teach kids to hit and to reverse bad swing habits. Tee drill allows you to isolate key parts of the baseball swing and trains a short and soft baseball swing, opposed to a high leg kick and long baseball swing.
Insider Hitting Tip
TheHittingProject.com recommends to coach hitting drills with simple instruction and avoid explaining complex hitting mechanics.
Example of simple and effective coaching instruction:
“I want you to hit the ball back up the middle of the batting cage and try to hit the back fence about half way up. I also want you to keep your head down with your eyes looking toward home plate after you’ve hit the ball. I don’t want to see you watching where the ball does.”
You’ll teach your kids to stay closed, prevent pulling their head off the ball, improve line drive hitting and game day performance.
Extreme Example of Complicated Coaching
“I want your back leg at a 45 degree angle wand your shoulders at a 90 degree angle and to keep your hands in the air like Mike Trout, by the way make sure you’re working on rotational mechanics and I want you to hit the ball for a home run”.
Your kids will lose interest. You’ll over-complicate hitting, hindering your kid’s natural baseball swing. Trigger pulling off the ball. If you’re lucky your kids may hit good in practice however fail to hit quality pitching in a game.
As you already know, your kid’s have a short attention span. One over-complicated coaching tip and you’ve lost your kid’s attention, highlighting the importance of simple hitting instruction.