Top Hand Hitting Drill
How do I use the top hand drill to get better swing path?
In this drill, Chris will show you how to use the top hand hitting drill to get a better swing path and understand where your top hand should be during the swing.
Items needed for this drill
- Net or Field To Hit Into
- Batting Tees
- Light Bat or Your Bat To Choke Up On
- Bucket of Baseball/Softballs
We want to get in our normal batting stance and we want to have the bat in our top hand. We will keep our bottom hand passive by placing it on our chest or anywhere it is comfortable without getting in the way of our swing.
We want to start by relaxing our bat on our shoulder and then getting our bat in the loaded position. We then want to start our swing by keeping our top hand really close to our body on the beginning of our swing.
As our swing progresses out towards the ball, we want to pretend we are punching the ball with our right hand. This will allow us to get extension out through the baseball and not cut our swing off around the ball.
Make sure that the tee is set up 2 inches in front of home plate and that our stride foot does not land pass the tee.
Make sure that the effort level is around 60%-70% so that you can control the movement and feel where the barrel and your hand is throughout the swing.
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