ONE LEGGED BATTING PRACTICE DRILL
ooNPURPOSE: To teach players to stay back and allow the ball to travel into their hitting zone. To isolate and quicken up the hands.
EQUIPMENT: Balls, Bat, L-Screen
SET-UP: Set up is the same as any regular batting practice drill. L screen recommended.
EXECUTION: After taking stance at the plate, hitter lifts their back foot up off of the ground, they are now standing on only their front leg. With only one leg grounded the hitter will be unable to lunge out at the pitch, they must allow the ball to travel into their hit zone. As coach delivers pitch, the batter lets the ball get deep into the hit zone and focuses on hitting the ball hard up the middle or to opposite field. By allowing the ball to travel deep, hitters will have more power, see the ball longer, and be able to adjust to off speed pitches with more success.
COACHING TIPS: Coaches should try to throw pitches to the outer half of the plate since hitters are trying to let the ball travel deep into the hit zone. After players have hit a few hard balls performing one legged bp, let them do a few normal, they will feel a major difference.
"I showed my younger brother this drill and his coach yelled at him for messing around during batting practice, little did the coach know my brother was executing one of the best hitting drills out there."
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