One-Handed Hitting Drill for Improved Bat Swing

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UC Irvine associate head baseball coach Pat Shine demonstrates a One-Handed Hitting Drill to help you improve your bat swing [video above]. Shine implements the drill daily in the Anteaters' batting practice, emphasizing that "hitting is not a game of strength—it's a game of quickness."

Done off a tee, the drill should be performed with both your top and bottom hands. Use the following coaching points to execute the One-Handed Hitting Drill properly:

- Swing down on ball with top hand, bringing elbow into side
- Aim for top inside half of ball
- For bottom hand drill, follow through swing with hands
- Keep elbow down and inside of front hip
- 1x25 each hand

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