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Hitting Drills to Increase Bat Speed

Drill #1:  Training with a Hitting Tube

Aim:

As noted before, the training drills that will increase the strength of a player will ultimately increase the bat speed as a consequence. This drill aims to strengthen the forearms and the elbow of a player.

Implementation:

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Drill #2: The Heavier Ball on Tee

Aim:

Just like Drill #1 above, this drill too aims to develop stronger elbow and arm muscles of a player. But besides the two, this drill will also seek to train accuracy when hitting. As a coach, you can as well use this drill to train beginners on the softball hitting essentials.

Implementation:

This drill requires to be practiced in a batting cage or a well aerated enclosed place. It can be practiced best when training with a coach; then again, you can try it out with a friend but ensure you are never doing it alone. Now proceed as follows:

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Drill #3 Throwing Old Bats

Aim:

The aim of this drill is mainly to ensure that the hitters retain their balance on swings and are able to keep the barrel of the bat at an appropriate level when hitting.

Implementation:

Unlike the other drills, this particular drill will highly require a regulation of a coach/trainer. This drill should best be done in an open field without grass. It is not because grass will hinder training, but doing this drill on a field with beautiful grass may get you in trouble with the grounds people because bats have a tendency of digging shallow ditches on the ground. The drill requires between 10 and 15 old bats. Then proceed as follows:

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