"The grip Is often overlooked and can be an important part of your swing" "Grip Loosely and line up the knuckles, this unlocks your wrist which allows your hands, wrist and forearm to assist you in the swing which creates a whole lot more bat speed"
As with everything in life you have to prepare and work for success. Here are some tips for youth players and coaches to use at practice or training. A basic foundation is critical for hitting success at every level. Youth batters especially need to feel comfortable and confident in the batters box. Do yourself or your player a favor and work on the proper funduntments until they become a habit. It takes time! Proper stance, the bat grip, bat positioning, chin positioning, elbow positions, knees position, and weight distribution comprise the proper stance.
According to Ted Williams, a MLB Hall of Famer and the last player to hit over .400 in 1941. “Without question the hardest single thing to do in sport is hit a baseball”.
Players at all levels define success by how many times and how they make contact with the ball regardless if they reached a base or not.
- The key to becoming an effective hitter starts with the correct bat grip and with consistency.
- Having everything else mechanically correct will not help the player improve his odds of hitting the ball if his grip is not...