Hitting is more than just stepping into the box and swinging the bat. A good hitter starts long before the bat is ever in hand. All good hitters have established routines that they follow. They eat the same meals, warm-up the same way and sometimes acknowledge the same superstitions.
Playing professional baseball is no easy task. It is quite a challenge to show up everyday at the park and step to the plate 500+ times in a year. Effectively following this routine requires proper rest and nourishment.
- Establish and follow a routine
- Proper rest & nourishment
- Determine goals & objectives for each day
- Be aware of field & weather conditions
Each day at the field should have a purpose. Everytime you execute a drill, there should be a purpose. Are you working on opposite field? Are you working on off-speed pitches? Mechanics? Determine the objective early and never loose site.
Understanding and evaluating field and weather conditions can be a great advantage. Learn these easy basics and you'll always have that 'home-field' advantage.