My daughter does a lot of tee work, and when it comes to how the batter holds there head and eyes, we focus on keeping the nose on the ball at the point of contact.
At the cages the other day I noticed something interesting, and something perhaps we may be lacking in our training.
While my daughter was in the cage, she had her head level looking square at the release point of the machine. However when the pitch came in there was almost no headmovement to bring the head down towards to ball. So in the end while swinging she was not in a nose on the ball position but more looking straight ahead. oddly enough she hit the ball fairly well, but I imagine not as well as she could if she did it properly.
So I got to doing some research.
I really haven't had much luck finding a good descriptive definition of how the head and eyes should be facing when the batter is in the box awaiting the pitch.
Looking at pictures it seems to me like the batter has there head turned just enough to see the release point of the pitcher with both eyes, but not more then that, and the head in enough so that transition to looking at the ball at the point of impact requires little to no head movement.
Anyone know of any good articles or good advice on how the head and eyes should be facing when the batter is in the box, and how that transitions to the point of impact?
Here was a cool gif I found that points out head position. If you notice, his head start position is not staring directly straight ahead. It is almost like he has is nose pointed maybe slightly in front of the point of impact and the as he tracks the ball only slightly moves his head.