White Cap - Hitting

  Posted Nov 11/19 by André Lachance for Baseball Canada

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Between the two


Entre les deux



White Cap – Hitting


With a coach standing beside the player, simply ask the player to hit the ball off the tee. Contact with the ball, not distance is important here. Ensure the tee is placed in front of home plate and NOT directly on home plate. Below is a drill that can be used to prepare players for this task:





Goal:                                 Introduce players to the perfect batting stance


Description:     Each player has a bat in their hands.  Copy every different position the coach takes. Every time the coach asks the players how to position themselves, they answer: “Between the two”. In all cases, you want “Between the two” extremes as a better method for your hitters to start from.


Variations & Progression:

A. Close feet vs. wide feet (wide vs. compact stance)

B. Straight legs vs. bent legs

C. High hands vs. low hands

D. Bat pointing straight up vs. lying on shoulder

E. Complete swings without ball


Key Points:

Feet must be wider than shoulders

Hands high and back

Hands together on bat