Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How (and Why) to Use Weighted Baseballs

Weighted baseballs are a training tool that coaches and players seem to either love or hate. Many coaches swear by them, but others do not want their players to get anywhere near them.

I'm in favor of using weighted baseballs for trainingwhen they're used properly, not exclusively.

For Hitters
Using weighted baseballs for hitting drills can be effective, especially if you have players who have trouble finishing their swing. It can also be a way to reinforce good extension and follow-through, and getting your hands through the zone.

Soft Toss: Start this staple drill using regular baseballs. Have a partner feed you from the front or from the side for eight to 10 reps. (I prefer front toss because it's more like a real game situation.)

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