Below you can access simple hitting drills, tips and techniques to cut down on grounders and popups.
Training top-hand swing mechanics (heavy bat optional), you have to work extra hard to keep the bat level. Top-Hand side toss (heavy bat optional) improves strength in the forearm muscles involved with keeping the bat level at contact.
If you have poor technique, part two of the power equation, you’ll roll over at contact.
When someone says, “don’t roll over on your wrists” that isn’t correct, because it’s impossible to roll at your wrists. Your wrists are controlled by your forearm muscles and elbow joint.
The action of rolling over causes the barrel of the bat to rise, as a result you’ll hit the top of the ball (causing a ground ball) or swing and miss.
Your forearms have to be strong enough to control the barrel of the bat, otherwise you’ll dip the barrel head, hit the bottom of the ball resulting in a swing and miss or a weak pop fly ball.
Top-Hand Side Toss- 10 Simple Steps
3-Step Power Drill
Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer Tee-Drill
Hat drill to keep your head and eyes on the ball
The Stand In Drill
Standing in on a pitcher who is warming up is a great way for a hitter to improve his ability to see and track the baseball. The hitter should focus on tracking the ball out of the pitchers hand all the way down the hitting funnel across home plate and all the way into the catcher’s glove.
Low and away front toss