Top 3 Ways To Improve Your Athlete's Hitting Right Now

Does your athlete hit very well at times and others not so much? Maybe when you are practicing on your own time, he or she does great, but when the game starts, your athlete may not even hit one ball. The most important ways to improve your son’s or daughter’s hitting are both physical and mental. Let’s start with the physical.

1.   The first key physically to hitting is balance. The most respected coaches in any sport will concur that balance for controlled movement is paramount. All experts also concur that an athlete must put the feet at twice the shoulder width with the athlete’s weight forward on the balls of the feet.

Once that is accomplished, it is easy to check your athlete’s balance by just putting your hands on the shoulders and gently pushing your athlete back. If the weight remains steadfast, then balance is achieved. Next, position your athlete with his/her weight proportioned, seventy percent over his/her back leg...

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