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By Mark Gola, Dave Gallagher

The Little League Hitter's magazine is a enjoyable and interactive method for fogeys and gamers to record--and research from--every swing. A handy, spiral-bound organizer, it truly is choked with how to improve batting abilities and gives lots of room to create a private scouting document. through recording every one functionality on the plate, younger gamers will detect their strengths and weaknesses. a different memento, this magazine can be valuable by way of households for years yet to come.

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The Hitting Zone vs. the Strike Zone When the counts get a little less favorable—0-1, 1-1, 2-1—the hitter expands his hitting zone slightly; there’s a greater chance of getting a decent pitch to hit with a 1-1 count than with a 1-2 count. If the hitter passes up a pretty good pitch with a 1-1 count, the next offering will likely be a pitcher’s pitch or something just out of the strike zone. Once the pitcher has command of the count, he’ll try to get the hitter to swing at a difficult (or lousy) pitch.

Picking the ball up at the point of release keeps the eyes sharp and allows the hitter to visually slow the ball down. The Hitting Zone vs. the Strike Zone DRILL When a hitter is not seeing the ball well, there is no substitute for seeing live pitching. But this drill is designed to “see” live pitching, not “hit” live pitching. By eliminating the swing, the hitter is able to focus on picking up release points and seeing the ball clearly out of the pitcher’s “Know where to look for the ball. Finding hand.

Also, when the hitter strides open, his hips open up immediately. He now has lost the strength of his legs and lower back. Bat speed and power are increased when the hips rotate explosively with the swing. If the hips have cleared prematurely, power and bat speed are lost. Hitters are usually afraid of the pitch for two reasons: discomfort from having something thrown near them and the thought of how much it will hurt if they get hit by a pitch. To establish comfort, hitters have to see pitches.

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