Hitting: Extension Drill
So we got asked just the other day, “What do we do when our ball players are rolling over balls a lot, they are hitting ground balls?” Meaning they are getting their barrel separated from their lower half. They are getting out in front and rolling over balls.
So, one of the things that we like to do is called the Hit and Freeze Drill. Okay, so what this is, is we get into our position. We get ourselves back, we get set, and all we’re going to do is make sure we are connected with our elbow and our lower half, and we are going to freeze on contact.
We are going to force this part of our body through (back hip), and we are going to freeze so that our hands aren’t coming through and coming down on the ball. So, we are going to get our hands back, and freeze on contact.
If you watch this from the side, you’ll notice how my bat is staying in the zone much longer than a guy that separates his hands and comes in and out of the zone. So we want to make sure we are staying through the baseball, getting on plane, and working through.
So it’s called the Hit and Freeze Drill.
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