Drill to Help Achieve Better Bat Angle

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Ken Krause

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May 7, 2008
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One of the enduring myths in hitting, both in fastpitch softball and in baseball, is the concept of a “level swing.” And by level, most people mean making the bat parallel to the ground. This is a myth I have attempted to dispel many times, dating all the way back to 2006. Yet still it […]

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Apr 20, 2018
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When I hear a parent or worse a coach holler out "Level swing up there Jenny!" I throw up in my mouth. LOL. Now a days I hear the more revised version of this cue, "Don't drop your back shoulder." This is equally bad. Maybe worse because it contains a negative. DON'T.
You can use a hit stick for this drill too. I know some don't like hit sticks but I never understood why.
 
May 15, 2008
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Cape Cod Mass.
What I have been doing to combat the level swing is to take softball size whiffle balls and either tape or use a marker to put a line on the circumference of the ball. Then I put it on a tee with the line aligned with the shoulders of the hitter. First I ask them to line the bat up with line imitating contact, then wind up a backswing and hit the ball. For live hitting I tell them to cut the ball in half at a 45 degree angle.
 

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