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Re: Re: Re: soft toss

Posted by: tim Morell (tim@timmorell.com) on Sun Feb 15 18:39:28 2009

> > > just wondering about the value of soft toss as a hitting drill...
> > > thoughts?
> > > thanks
> > > tim
> >
> > Good for adjusting to hitting and swinging at different pitch locations. Most
important is to have good rotational mechanics as described on the web site. Tee work is
also very good.
> >
> > As with anything and particularly athletics, learning a new skill or drill takes time to
perfect muscle memory and can initially be frustrating.
> I like front toss in behind a screen from 12-15 feet ,you can work in vs out accurately
,down vs up,underhand,then move back a little overhand,going from tee to straight toss
then further back is a good sequence before going full distance for timing

It's the off to the side soft toss that I'm really asking about. The coach sits across the plate
from the hitter and tosses the ball in towards the hitter. Coming from that direction, the
angle and arc of the ball are nothing like what the batter normally has to deal with.



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