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#2 Defined Keep Your Hands Inside The Ball…What? Keep your hands 4-6 inches from your body throughout swing. Think about hitting inside half of baseball (the half that’s closest to you). This will train you to have a shorter, quicker stroke and will help keep balls straight and not allow them to hook foul…see Barry Bonds!
#3 Defined Use your wood bat instead of your game aluminum for tee work, soft toss, in a cage & when hitting live pitching & you’ll get results you’re looking for!
NOTES: Wood Increases Bat Speed! Bat Speed Equals Power!
In summary, any player or team that trains with wood will hit ball harder, plus increase contact and power over all who don’t. Ask any hitting coach.
Coaching Hint Kids, like adults, do not necessarily care for change. Get creative, make it cool like real ballplayers and they may accept it easier. Use marker to put their number on knob. Tape handle. Buy some stick-em. Have them use a permanent marker and put their "Signature on business end."
The Rules Since January 1, 2001, high school players nationwide must use bats that weigh no less than 3 oz. of their length (meaning a 33" bat can't weigh less than 30 oz.). The barrel diameters have shrunk from 2-3/4" to 2-5/8" and exit velocities were changed so that batted balls don’t "jump" off bat as quickly. In other words, these bats more resemble performance of wood.
Younger players take note! The college bat rules have changed, high schools have changed, and changes may not be finished. So, train with wood and you will win with aluminum.
Where To Buy Wood Bats Need ‘em cheap? - Try a Kmart or Walmart for around $25.00.
Need ‘em great? - We carry Brett Bats (yes, that Brett family) Check ‘em out.
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Coach John Peter, presently aged 50 something, is a lifelong student of the greatest game on earth. After being asked to find a more suitable occupation at age 26, many seasons after donning his first uni at age 7, he has transcended his skills into the much more important role of coach and especially as an instructor! He prides himself as never having charged any player or coach for a single lesson!