A great hitter is vigilant in his search for the practice tools that yield the greatest dividend. His primary tool is, of course, a bat. Thus, a great hitter uses many bats in his quest to maximize his potential.

One great way to maximize benefit from a bat is to adjust the hitting surface. Meaning, use a bat smaller in diameter than a game bat. Minimize the hitting area of a bat, and force a hitter to strike the ball with a smaller “sweet” spot. This develops great vision and excellent tracking skills, plus enhances hand-eye coordination.

There are commercial and trademarked smaller-diameter bats available. An inexpensive way is to craft your own using a shovel or post-digger wooden replacement handle available at most lawn-and-garden stores. Cut to an appropriate length and, for an approximate $5 to $10 investment, you have a sturdy, resilient, long-lasting and useful bat. Get a handle on greatness and use this type of bat.



About twskipton

Todd W. Skipton created the Raising A Man enterprise to provide examples, biographies, quotes, stories, and inspiration about great men and women throughout history and sports. These high achievers tapped into their inner conquering spirit in order to fulfill their maximum potential. Begin the journey from hope to reality; from possibility to accomplishment; from boyhood to manhood. Be great at everything and be great at life!
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