When it comes to stepping-up to the plate, players usually have one goal in mind: connect to the ball. In order to be a better hitter, it’s all about creating good tempo with an emphasis on footwork and hip mobility. With IMG Academy's How-To baseball hitting drills video, learn from the team’s hitting coordinator, and take your hitting techniques to the next level.
In this video, you will be introduced to three baseball hitting drills to become better at the plate. Watch how student-athletes perform each drill with instruction on tempo, stance, and hip isolation to connect with the ball with middle-of-the-field direction. You'll see these three drills within ths video:
Exaggerated Leg Kick
The Walk Through Drill focuses on momentum with separation, with an emphasis on balance in the finish. The second drill, Exaggerated Leg Kick, focuses on being loose and creating energy throughout the body with power through the hips in an exaggerated motion. The last drill is the Launch Angle which focuses on having a wider stance and hip isolation.
Ready to show off your skills when you step up to the plate? Press play below to get started!
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