Hitting - Downward Swing (Guelph Minor Softball Association)

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A valuable drill for hitters to learn to avoid uppercutting.


What's Needed

  • Bats
  • Softballs or balls
  • Tees



30 minutes


How the Drill Works

  • Set up one tee behind another, about 17 inches apart
  • The back tee should be about 2-3 inches higher than the front one
  • Place one ball on the front tee
  • Concentrating on your swing, hit the ball off the tee
  • Your bat should not hit the back tee


Softball Coaching Tips

  • If the hitters bat hits the back tee, correct her swing plane
  • Do 25 swings per session


Why this Drill Works

  • It's hard to argue with a knocked over tee!