60 Second Softball Swing Drill
Improve bat speed by timing the amount of correct swings that can be made in 60 seconds and is the first of our Softball Hitting Strength Drills.
One of my best strength drills to improve bat speed, is the 60-second drill which was taught to me through my uncle. What you do is, get someone to time the player for 60 seconds and make them swing as many times correctly as possible. While you are timing the player make sure each swing is done correctly.
Basketball Hitting Drill
Players hit basketballs to improve follow-through on their swing.
This is a great drill for teaching follow-through. Get a couple of old basketballs and take most of the air out of them. Place them on one of those orange cones you see at construction sites. Have the batter take their normal swing and follow-through right through the basketball. HAVE THEM WEAR HELMETS!!! Use regular sized bats for this drill.
Milk Jug Drill
Teach hitting through the ball with a solid follow through.
Take an empty gallon milk jug or something similar (I used an old punching bag and it worked great) and fill it almost to the top with sand and replace the cap. Hang this jug by a rope through the handle from a branch or any protruding pole that will allow it to hang down and away from the fence or wall.
Have the hitter take a fairly slow swing and when their bat hits the milk jug, it will stop dead. Now the hitter must force their bat through the contact zone, using their wrists and arms, moving the milk jug with sand until the bat slides under the jug. This drill strengthens the muscles needed to drive through the ball and creating a powerful swing and line drives.
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