- 1 Why do I keep swinging under the ball?
- 2 How do you correct an early softball swing?
- 3 Why am I hitting ground balls in softball?
- 4 Should you drop your shoulder when batting?
- 5 How do you not drop your shoulder when hitting slow pitch softball?
- 6 Why do I hit so many ground balls?
- 7 Where does the ball go when you swing late?
Why do I keep swinging under the ball?
In softball when young hitters try for a ‘level swing’ they often drop the barrel of the bat at toe touch, this leads to bat drag and tendency to swing under the ball. Teaching kids to ‘swing level’ is another term that is often misunderstood and causes problems.
How do you correct an early softball swing?
How to fix being too early
- Take slower batting practice. By having a hitter face slower batting practice, they have to learn to allow the ball to travel to them, rather than jumping out to get the ball.
- Hit off of the tee with the tee set back in the zone.
- Take an opposite field approach.
Why am I hitting ground balls in softball?
3) You hit the wrong pitches When you try to hit a pitch that is not where you want it, you will most likely make poor contact. Poor contact = weak ground ball. Most often, trying to pull an outside pitch results in weak grounders. Swinging at bad pitches results in an overextended swing.
Should you drop your shoulder when batting?
So, yes if I want to swing the bat down or level, dropping my back shoulder will cause the bat to move even lower under the ball. However, if we take a proper bat bat, up, then dropping the back shoulder is a vital component to a good effective swing.
How do you not drop your shoulder when hitting slow pitch softball?
How to Keep Your Shoulders Straight When Swinging for Softball
- Hold the bat at no more than a 45-degree angle as you assume your stance.
- Lift your elbows so your upper arms are roughly parallel with the field as you await the pitch.
- Focus on keeping your back shoulder up as you stride forward.
Why do I hit so many ground balls?
A lot of the time young hitters hit more ground balls than they should is because they are just too weak. If this is the case, then you must work on making the hitter stronger and more athletic.
Where does the ball go when you swing late?
We also know that a late swing will pull the ball and an early swing will end up in the opposite field. Hitting under the ball will send it into a pop-up or as a high fly, while hitting the top of the ball will result in a grounder. These are standard guarantees of the physics of hitting.