The hitter positions the bat to be able to “work up” through the plane of the pitch.
- When a hitter is on time and on location, less skill is needed. They can hit the ball hard. It’s when you’re off time and/or location where we run in to trouble and skill is needed to get us back on track.
- As levels go up and fields get bigger, hitters will see a greater variety of speeds and pitch locations. More skill will be needed to be on time and on location.
- Early bat speed sets up early entry plane when hands stay back (resistance in the hands)
- Level swings are typically thought of as being level to the ground. This creates downward swings which decreases the area in which we can impact the ball.
- Level swings are swings that are on the same level as the pitch. Pitches normally angle downward, early entry swing plane puts us on the same angle as the pitch. Our swing must work upward through the pitch angle. This creates greater area of the hitter to impact the ball.