Backyard Tip: Gripping a Bat for Baseball or Softball

Step 1 – Door Knocking Knuckles

When gripping the bat, have the player line up their knuckles to keep their arms inside the body’s frame.

gripping a bat

Step 2 – Proper Hitting Position

With the door knocking knuckles lined up, the player’s swing will maintain the proper bat angle through the hitting zone.

gripping a bat

Step 3 – Contact Point

Lining up door knocking knuckles prevents the shoulders from dipping, eliminates a looping swing and allows the hands to properly carry the barrel of the bat to a solid point of contact with the ball.

gripping a bat

Note: This technique applies to baseball and softball.