Baseball/Softball: Refocus Tip for Batting Tee Drills
Fast-Focus Drill With a Batting Tee
Fast-Focus Drill With a Batting Tee

Baseball/Softball: Refocus Tip for Batting Tee Drills

Pat Aitken

The main problem with using a batting tee is that the ball is a stationary target.  Your students can practice their swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination, but it's not like hitting a moving ball.

However, a small modification can make batting tee drills more game-like. It will also develop your players' visual tracking ability.

Have your players begin each swing by first focusing their vision on a spot about 60 feet away, then immediately refocusing on the ball and hitting it.            

References:
1. Jerry Kindall (Editor), Science of Coaching Baseball, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1992.
2. Ned McIntosh, Little Leagues Drills & Strategies, McGraw-Hill, 2008.


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