BVSA Teaches: Wiffle Bat Throw

BVSA Teaches: Wiffle Bat Throw

On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Frank Ramppen talks about the wiffle bat throw drill. Okay, so we talked about the importance of extension through contact in a good baseball swing. A lot of younger kids struggle with this aspect of the swing. Specifically, they may have a tendency to roll over too early or come around their bodies too much.

To help them focus on extension, a good drill is to use a wiffle ball bat and let them throw the bat in a slow-motion 3/4 speed swing. They should focus on loading and transferring their weight correctly, then letting the bat extend through the ball. This drill can be done multiple times, and it’s a good idea to video it so they can see themselves doing it correctly. This drill can help players who are struggling with rolling over too early and getting tied up in their swing. Go through this drill somewhere safe, such as in a batting cage with a back wall, to avoid any injuries. Good luck and keep practicing!

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