When a hitter is struggling in batting practice, I ask them to show me how it’s going to look when they make contact. I then make sure they have the correct body, hand and bat positions. Once it is correct, I tell them to “picture that” before the next pitch. It is amazing how often they “smoke” the next pitch. Visualization works, along with refocusing ones mind on the end result, instead of pressing to hit balls better. Coaching players to show and picture it is often better than giving them a bunch of hitting fundamentals to think about.
About Jack Perconte
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.
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