BAT BETWEEN THE FEET DRILL

Help your hitters understand hip hinge and keep their back foot connected throughout the swing.


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If you have a hitter that has a hard time hip hinging or their back foot disconnects from the ground really early, the bat between the feet drill is gonna be really helpful.

In this drill, we have the hitter start in a good wide base, they're gonna be basically having this bat that's about half of their height between their feet. The hitter's gonna start in their regular starting upper half position. And then from there, they're gonna load down and in getting into that back hip. Creating some good hip hinge and then swing all the way to extension. What you're gonna notice is the back foot is not gonna rotate it's going they're gonna have to use their hip hinge, and, upper have to be able to kind of turn and get to a good contact point without releasing that back foot really early.

Make sure your hitters are getting to that good extension position, but they do not "push" to get there. In the video above, you'll notice the hitter turned to get there, and then really decelerated on that front hip as well. So that's the bat between the feet drill that helps you a lot with hip hinge and forces that hitter to use their hip hinge to go down and get pitches without losing the back foot.


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