If there is any confusion about whether or not your player is on the right or wrong path to becoming the type of hitter that dominates after highschool...
...here are a few things to keep in mind.
Sidenote: I would hold this standard up for players 15 & up.
In my opinion, you can get away with a lot before the Varsity level.
Anything above, I believe requires a HARD look at approach, mind-set and non-negotiable attributes that make a good hitter great.
If you want to get a better feel for where your kid stacks up, here are a few ideas to consider.
I'll keep it short & sweet.
You will NEVER be an elite hitter if...
- if you don't understand hitter's counts or count-leverage.
- if you don't know how to post-up & take aggressive swings on pitches up in the zone.
- if your shoulders shrug when someone asks you what your approach is at the plate.
- if you say your approach is only "see ball, hit ball".
- if you underestimate the power of competing in the batter's box.
- if you can't be your own hitting coach during an at-bat.
- if you don't like hitting in the late innings with the game on the line...
What if you could simulate a month's worth of at-bats in one pitch recognition training session?
Train your pitch recognition & baseball vision reaction below.