Coaching Baseball Hitting

When coaching baseball hitting, batting tees are a useful tool to teach players mechanics and where the ball needs to be to hit it hard. Last spring in Arizona, I watched a player, in the cage, hitting the ball hard, but every ball he hit was a ground ball to the shortstop. Hitting it hard is one thing, but Wee Willie had it right. “You have to hit it where they ain’t.” To practice this, use the tee on the field so the player sees that the swing produces a positive result.

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