Posted by Myosource Kinetic Bands on August 10, 2014
The Head on the Ball – is great for helping baseball and softball players prevent Head Pulling, over-rotating, premature hip rotation, and more. Below are our first two batting tips using "The Head on the Ball" from a baseball player, baseball coach, parent of players and a baseball umpire – Mike Kellogg
Mike Kellogg designed Head on the Ball to assist in teaching baseball players and softball players to lead with their head down into the strike zone. No matter what training technique or batting tips you use it is essential for baseball and softball players to see the ball from the point of release all the way to the point of contact. Use The Head on the Ball for 5-6 touches to teach your hitters proper head rotation when the body rotates in the opposite direction. Just start off with with Mike's first two batting tips and gradually increase to higher-level hitting drills.
Begin by having baseball players or softball players put on The Head on the Ball – it attaches to almost any baseball or softball helmet.
Have baseball players and softball players think of nothing but the baseball or softball: These concepts may seem simple and a little silly but if young baseball players and softball players learn to think of nothing but the baseball or softball they will be more successful at the plate. It will help if while you are coaching or as a parent you are working with your baseball or softball player that you smack the side of the pitching machine or clap your hands together to let your baseball player or softball player know its time to work their brain and completely focus on nothing but the baseball or softball.
Focus Focus Focus: