Re: Re: Re: switch hitting
Posted by: Jimmy (
) on Thu Jan 17 20:41:27 2008
> > I am trying to learn to bat left handed and I just can't seem to get the power needed. I know it is there, but I can't tap into it. I try to connect but my right hand, being dominent, always slows me down and disrupts my aim. Can anyone help me or give me tips on how to develop this?
> > Brian
> First, I would ask why do you want to be a switch hitter? If You can learn to hit a lefty or righty equaly well, then there is no need to be a switch hitter. Personally I wouldn't switch hit. Work on getting better at the side you normally hit from. Use the time you put in on the other side, put it into your normal side.
Keep working at it. Keep practicing on both sides of the plate. There are many benefits to being a switch hitter. You may want to do some one hand drills with your left (top) hand to build some strength and coordination with it.
Many hitters become more in tune with their natural side of the plate when hitting on the other side because you have to concentrate more on what you are doing. It also gives a sensation of confidence when you hit on your natural side after hitting on the less natural side..
I would suggest hitting left handed first every day that you practice. This routine of hitting with less natural side will help with the confidence of both sides. If you hit right handed first all the time, the unnatural feeling of the left side is more amplified when it is used. When the unnatural side is used first, the confidence of the natural side is amplified when it is used.
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