My daughter uses the same method of laying the bat across the plate, she was shown this at a Bustos Clinic and has lined herself at the plate ever sense then.
Originally Posted by Amy in AZ.
When daughter was in middle school coach had ever batter stand with their toes on the black, teams batting average was terrible. They had a summer team and daughter played on a different summer team and loved to pitch against them. They could not handle a good inside fastball.
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In case someone wants to post Bustos doesn't do this in a game, those that have watched her in a clinic, she shows you how to do the same thing, but taking your foot to foot then stepping forward with the front foot. This method doesn't have you put the bat down on the ground. For some girls laying the bat down bothers them. My dd is now 17 and still does the bat method, then draws a line, as a reference point.