START 7 DAY FREE TRIAL
show

Join the Happy Camper Live Community!

Start 7-Day FREE Trial

100s of on-demand activities

Real instructors and coaches

Daily live programming

Watch our original web series

Upload your own videos to the campfire

Enter contests and more!

Not ready to join?

Browse our select free content from activities, a worldwide program listing, blogs, the camp store, and more!

Click where you see this FREE icon!

Don't forget to sign-up for our free newsletter, with tons of fun ideas to keep your kids inspired and engaged all year!

Get FREE eGuide

activities

sports

4 Baseball Tips to Improve Your Hitting

Written By: happycamper

It’s been commonly said that hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports. With a good understanding of the fundamentals and a lot of practice, even the youngest and most inexperienced players can find success. 

girl with baseball and bat

 

Here are 4 Essential Tips to Refine Your Hitting Skills:

 

Grip the bat with your fingers

Hitters need a solid grip on the bat to maintain control throughout the swing. Keep your high knuckles in line to make sure your fingertips, not your palms, are controlling the swing. If your lower knuckles begin to align, your palms are controlling your grip and you are restricting your range of motion.

 

Find a stance that works for you

There are a number of different stances that you can find success using, but the most important thing is that you feel comfortable in your stance. Some hitters prefer to keep an open stance and others prefer a closed stance, but it’s simply a matter of personal preference.

 

 

Establish a shift in your weight

Before the pitch arrives, you want to shift your weight onto your back foot. This will help you time the pitch as it’s in the air and give you an extra burst of power when you reshift your weight onto your front foot as you swing.

 

Follow through over your shoulders

As you make contact with the ball, keep the barrel of the bat moving forward through the ball and over your shoulders. This will give your swing much more power. If you find your follow-through ending at your waist, you haven’t swung to your full potential. 

Next time you’re practicing hitting at the ballpark, focus on these tips. By concentrating on your grip, stance, weight shift, and follow-through, you can improve your swing and begin to hit the baseball with more power, accuracy, and consistency! 

For a visual demonstration on how to improve your swing, check out Coach Will’s baseball camp.

 

Tagged:- backyard games, baseball, free things to do with kids, kid sports, sports camps, sports for kids

RELATED ARTICLES

activities

cooking

5 Sprinkle Recipes That Are Meowt-of-this-World

It’s sprinkle time! Well, actually, according to Cakey Cat, all the time is sprinkle time. (For the record, we agree 100%!) So, if you and your fur-ends are planning to throw a sprinkle party like Cakey, you’ll need some cat-tastic dishes to prepare. Here are five sprinkly treat recipes that’ll make your tummy say “yummy!” […]

campers

5 Things That Will Turn An Outdoor Walk Into An Adventure

Sometimes a walk in the park can be a bit boring. Depending on where you walk you pass the same looking brown tree, green bush, or even plain white house. When you have nothing to do on your walk it is boring, so why not change it up a bit. It takes a bit of […]

Read More...

activities

arts and crafts

4 Supurr Tips for the Purrfect Spa Playdate

Meow, meow, meow! Looking to throw the purrfect spa playdate? You don’t need a special reason to pampurr yourself and your fur-ends, but a special paw-ty plan wouldn’t hurt! Spa playdates are good for de-stressing from any cat-tastrophes that happened in your day and remembering that pawsitivity is the meowst helpful approach to life. Plus, […]

Read More...

arts and crafts

5 Ways to Make Your Room Look Just Like Gabby’s

Want to make your room fun and magical like Gabby’s? We have some ideas! According to our pur-ception, Gabby’s room has lots of decorations, and most of them look like they were handcrafted by Gabby herself! (Of course, it’s paw-sibble her fur-ends gave her a hand… or a paw!) Our tips encourage you to get […]

Read More...

activities

camp stories

outdoor adventure

5 Flashlight Games to Light Up Your Night

If you’re a seasoned camper, you know the great outdoors are a big part of camp fun, games, and the overall experience. But summer can get very hot一sometimes too hot一for open-air activities. That’s when these five flashlight games can come in handy! If you find it’s too buggy or scary to play outside so late […]

Read More...

HAPPY CAMPERS

How to Keep Kids Busy Year-Round

Read More...

Social Emotional Learning In Camp

Read More...

Winter Crafts For Toddlers

Read More...

5 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day

Read More...

categories

activities (86)

arts and crafts (19)

Camp Lunchables (1)

camp stories (8)

camp traditions (14)

campers (54)

cooking (11)

family activities (37)

featured camps (10)

Music (4)

outdoor adventure (14)

parents (44)

podcast (16)

school (5)

science (5)

sports (21)

STEM (2)