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Batting Mechanics

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Grip the bat with your fingers (not in your palm), hands together.

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Stand side-on to the direction of the hit.

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Your feet should be the same distance apart as your shoulders.

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Knees bent, hands at the top of the strike zone.

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Pivot at your hips, and "throw" your hands at the ball. The bat will do the rest!

 


A training drill you might see, with a focus on BATTING

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Form groups of five or six. Each group will need four markers to set up goals as in Australian Rules Football.
One player, selected as the batter, tries to hit the ball through the goals - score the same as AFL.
Fielders are placed behind the goal line. Give each batter a set number of balls before changing over.
The batter must set up with feet parallel to the centre point of the goal.
Pair children off with each other in a line.

Teaches directional hitting

Teaching basic skills is one of the goals of our TeeBall programme.
These skills, because they involve fundamental body mechanics, can be taken to any sport your child chooses later on.

TeeBall has long been regarded as one of the best way to gain these skills at an early age. In fact, back when baseball was a winter sport in Australia, many of our Sheffield Shield and Test cricketers played it to hone their skills and develop new techniques during the off-season.

All Hills clubs have at least one accredited club official who oversees training of parent-coaches, and who will assist in training schedules, lesson plans, and general guidance. This accreditation involves sports science and world's best practice in injury risk management, as well as knowledge of the game itself.

Together with clinics run by Hills itself for both players and coaches, your child is in good hands.

 

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