Re: Long through it
> I have some kid pulling off pitches. What are some things I can do to get the to stay through the pitch?
Get a 2x12 and cut it to about 48 inches. Nail 2x4s to the bottom. Have the hitter stand on top and hit. Hitter has to step straight ahead or they fall off the board.
Have the hitter practice hitting the center to inside of the ball off the pitch and when using the tee.
Make sure the hitter isn't finishing too low on the swing. I see more hitters pull off when they finish the swing too low.
Make sure the hitter has good flexibility in his core. Maybe have them warm up with bat behind neck doing twists to make sure core is flexible.
Put tape around the sweet spot of the bat. Tell the batter to work on hitting the ball in the taped section. Most kids that pull off hit off the end of the bat and not the sweet spot.
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