If you’ve ever sat behind the backstop at a baseball game, you know baseball and sturdy fencing go hand in hand. That’s why Rick’s is excited to become a little league sponsor for the Glencoe Baseball team in Hillsboro!
Glencoe has seen rising success in the past few years, even winning the Northwest Oregon League Championship title last season. It’s a privilege to sponsor this great group of young athletes, and in support of all their hard work, we’d like to share the following batting practice tips from baseball training expert Jon Doyle at Active.com to help you get the most out of your time at the batting cages:
- Track the ball. With every pitch, work on picking up the ball early and learning to identify the pitch and location. If you develop this skill in practice, it will become second-nature during game play.
- Work on your strengths. Just because you’re already good at something doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice it! Keep developing your top skills to become even better.
- Fix your weaknesses. The first step is to get an honest assessment of what your weaknesses are. Bunting? Hitting to the opposite field? Practice that technique 20 times before moving on–only successful hits count!
- Know what you’re looking for. Before each pitch is thrown, both in batting practice and during a game, know what your goal is–are you looking for a pitch to drive, or just to make contact? Don’t swing unless the pitch delivers what you’re looking for.
- Stay mentally strong. Do your thinking during batting practice so when game time comes, the skills you’ve developed can take over.
We hope you’ll join Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking in wishing the Glencoe Baseball team a great 2010 season!