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Baseball Coaching - Batting

Coaching Points - Batting

Bat Selection
If player cannot hold the bat for 20 seconds without the arm starting to shake, it's too heavy.

Stance
-Feet comfortably wider than shoulders, set in a square stance.
-Toes pointing towards the plate. 
-Knees slightly bent with weight centered on the balls of the feet.
 -Upper body bent slightly at the waist, eyes towards pitcher.
Grip
-Hands together above knob.Weight shifts to front foot; back foot stays on the ground
-Dominate hand on top.
-Door knocking knuckles form a straight line.
-Hold bat firmly, donít squeeze.

Swing
-Short step with the front foot at start of swing.
-Swing level so that the bat hits the center of the ball.
-Watch bat hit the ball and keep head down.
-Hit through the ball. Follow Thru.
-Drop the bat; do not throw it.
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