The basic skill of contacting a pitched ball with a bat is practiced using the “soft toss” drill. Your child can improve hand-eye coordination, batting stance, swing path and stride, and bat control by practicing the fundamentals used in this drill.

Drill Explanation

  • Kneel on the opposite side of the hitter’s stance. Make sure that the player is approaching their at-bats as if it were in a game.
  • The player (wearing a batting helmet) will receive a ball tossed to them underhand and should cross their swing path allowing the player to drive the ball.
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