The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation partnered with the League of Dreams to create an adaptive edition of the #RipkenPlaybook. Today’s play of the day focuses on developing skills in the area of hitting, an essential piece of becoming a better baseball player. Hitting is a challenge which requires resilience, leadership, and teamwork. Through practice and commitment one will master the expertise of hitting.
Steps for Hitting
Step 1: Stand with feet shoulder width apart.
Step 2: Place both hands on the grip of the bat.
Step 3: Bend your knees
Step 4: Place the bat by your shoulder.
Step 5: Keep your eye on the ball.
Step 6: Swing the bat
Adaptions for Hitting:
- Use soft toss: a slow pitched ball from a close distance
- Use a tee with various size balls
Things to Remember:
- If your don’t hit the ball on your first swing, keep trying! It takes practice to learn a new skill
- Stay positive