Improve Your Baseball Skills with The 45° Degree Hitting Drill

Looking to improve your direction, upper body posture, and ball driving ability in baseball? The 45° drill is just what you need.

Learn how to optimize this drill with these tips in this blog post.

Hey guys, Coach Vic here.

In this blog, I’ll be discussing one of my favorite baseball drills - the 45 degree drill. This drill may look simple, but with the right tips and techniques, it can be greatly beneficial to improve your swing. Here's what you need to know.

Benefits of the 45 Degree Drill:

  • Improves direction and upper body posture
  • Enhances your ability to get around the back hip and drive the ball
  • Helps create posture, which is HUGE
  • Enables you to fire from a stacked backside and stay through the ball!

How to Do the 45 Degree Drill:

  1. Set up a white line in the batter's box, which serves as your zero line.
  2. Stand perpendicular to the zero line and turn 45 degrees, placing the Tee centered with your belly button and the corner between home plate and the white line.
  3. Start with your hands out in front and turn until your chin is on your shoulder, keeping your eyes on the pitcher.
  4. Slowly coil back until you reach the loaded position.
  5. Fire from your back hip, uncoiling and maintaining posture and shoulders working through the white line and center field.
  6. Keep your head over your back foot and don't break the connection between your chin and back foot.
  7. Execute the drill with 50-75% effort, focusing on the technique rather than hitting the ball hard.

Remember, this is an exaggerated position, so the goal is to train your body to perform the right techniques that can help you in games.

In the comments below, let me know what your favorite baseball drill is. If you have any questions or want more tips, feel free to ask.

Improve your baseball skills with the 45° hitting drill.

Try it out and let me know how it works for you.

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