Baseball Tip On Hitting: This Gets My Vote For Number One

Personally, this makes my top three list of the hundreds of baseball tips on hitting and it’s probably number one. I hope that players, coaches and baseball parents who want to help their son learn it. Read exactly why I think it’s top three material and I’m quite sure that you will agree with me!

The directness of the baseball swing should be right near the top of your list of baseball tips on hitting if you are truly serious about being a successful baseball hitter, if you are coaching baseball hitters or if your son is a player.

You must swing directly to the baseball and the front elbow should be pointed downward when you start the swing and not toward the pitcher. Many young baseball players were brought up constantly hearing to keep their swing level. Too many players have heard this too many times and they erroneously level out their swing at the very beginning. Yes, you should strive to have a level swing. But you should level out your swing only at the point of contact and NOT sooner!

Not being direct to the ball is a very common problem for the majority of the weak hitters at ANY level of play! If the front elbow is pointing toward the pitcher when you start your swing, it will create a slight loop making you a fraction of a second later to the ball. If a fast ball takes about a half second to get to the plate, you simply cannot afford to lose a valuable fraction of a second. A fraction of a second is an eternity when it comes to successful baseball hitting. This fraction of a second can very well be the difference between hitting a “seed” or being late and missing the pitch entirely.

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line and this definitely applies to a baseball swing. Let’s call these two points A and B. When it comes to baseball hitting, you cannot go from to go from point A, where you are “loaded up,” to point B, the point where you make contact, unless you do it in a straight line. The only way this is possible is if you have the front elbow pointing downward at the the very START of the baseball swing. If the front elbow is pointing toward the pitcher at the start of the swing, you are not going from A to B in a straight line and this will present problems.

The palms of the hands should be one up and one down only at the point of contact and not sooner! If you are not doing it already, start keeping your front elbow pointing downward at the very beginning of your baseball swing and your hitting will improve immediately! Baseball parents, players and youth coaches, I post a new FREE baseball article on hitting, pitching or fielding every Monday at LarryBaseball.com that you can save to your favorites now. I’m quite sure that you and other baseball people you share them with will benefit. Please feel free to use the links for your website, blog or newsletter to attract more visitors or to keep your current visitors returning. I promise…you will be raising some eyebrows!

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