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Pitch selection is always a struggle with hitters of any age. However, live pitches aren’t always readily available. So where does pitch selection come from and how can we train timing without a moving ball?
The later a hitter can commit to a swing and still get to contact on time, the longer they can see the ball. The longer a hitter can see the ball the better swing decisions they will make. How well a hitter accelerates is vital to being able to wait longer before committing to swing. The good news is your hitters can train timing and acceleration without a moving ball.
We’ve posted Medicine ball drills in the past but this version of the drill is my personal favorite to improve acceleration.