Practising with the team already helps a lot, but if you really want to get to the pro levels, you’ll need a lot more practice and really be committed to getting the perfect swing, pitch and catch. The more you do, the faster you’ll progress and become the shining star for the team. Of course, this allows you to stand out, moving onto bigger leagues and a promising career before you know it.
There are some great ways to get the practice you need from home and you don’t even need anyone to help you. Of course, there are also some great option to get even better results if you have a friend helping you out or even a parent.
The following techniques are great for all levels and would certainly provide an advantage, no matter where you need to improve on your game. Start with the areas you need the most and move on to become an all-around great baseball player.
Pitching and Throwing
Whether you’re pitching or you need to practice your long distance accuracy, there are many ways to get better results without spending any money.
The best way would be to have a friend and simply throwing the ball to each other. Start small and move onto bigger distances. However, don’t move on too fast, but rather give yourself the time to perfect the starting distance. Not only will it easier to throw the longer distances, but it increases your accuracy as well.
If you’re along, use something like a target with a net or even a specific spot on a tree. Using a specific target actually helps even more as it forces you to focus on exactly where the ball needs to go. It can be annoying at times as you might not get to the spot you want, but the more you practice, the better you’ll get. Once again, increase the distances as you get it right, but don’t move on before you don’t perfect the first level.
Batting can be rather tricking as it’s not just about the way you swing and how hard you hit, but it’s also about getting the ball to move contact with the bat in the right place and getting the ball to go where you want it to.
Once again, the easiest would be to practice with a friend who can pitch for you or you can head over to the batting cage to place a few balls. However, if you’re still new at baseball, the most basic ways would the most recommended.
For basic training, tie a ball to a string and a tall tree at about the height at which you’ll hit the ball during a game. Start by just hitting the ball in the right position on the bat and getting the ball to move with the perfect sweet spot.
Once you got that right, you won’t stop the ball before you strike it anymore. Instead, you’ll try hit it as it swings back at you. Change your position from time to time and ensure you wear a helmet as the ball can come back at you with some force.