The right approach at the plate can be to key to being a great hitter. It starts with the right mentality while considering the situation of the game, opposing pitcher and the hitter’s own skill level.
Everyone wants to be a homerun hitter or at least hit the ball a mile, or hit a “Bomb” but doing so doesn’t instantly make you a great hitter. Swinging hard and coming out of your shoes may be your style but that doesn’t make it the right approach, for the team or the situation.
Example; Runner on 3rd, less than 2 outs and the infield is playing normal depth. Does the hitter need to come to the plate with the approach of hitting a mile, hitting it out of the park or hitting a “Bomb” to be successful? “No… a ground ball up the middle, right-side or even a mediocre fly ball can do the job”
So how can you teach hitting approach with batting weights?
Using NuStarz BatW8z™ and the baseball-smart designs not only build confidence but can also teach a hitter approach. The key here is to understand the situation and have a plan of attack or approach in your head before you walk to the plate.
Think Outside the Batter’s Box
Here’s a few examples of how NuStarz BatW8z™ designs can be explained to teach hitter’s how to understand and improve hitting approach.
Approach: See it and Hit it
Keep your Eye on the Ball with TheEye batting weight. Realizing during warm up that a hitter just needs to put it in play or keep their eye on the ball could just be the key to success in moving the runner or scoring a run.
Approach: Have fun, you got this!
Have a Day Kid! Remembering this game is fun and visualizing bat-to-ball contact during warm-up might just be the approach that works for you some hitters. The Have-A-Day batting weight is for the hitter that puts too much pressure on themselves. A simple smile and pat on the back could be the right approach that leads to success.
Approach: Grip it and Rip It
Visualizing ripping the ball up the middle or right side during warm up helps build confidence and sets an approach during warm up that will score the run. TheRipper design is about digging in, gritting the teeth and hitting the ball hard… so hard the cover comes off.
Approach: Go Big
2 outs, down by 2 with a runner on and coach gives you the head nod. You know It’s time to go big or go home. TheBomb batting weight is a reminder of that approach and the confidence builder that removes all doubt you may have had in your approach.