||Step 1-Your grip. You should line your middle knuckles up and hold
the bat at the the skinny end of the bat.
||Step 2-Your distance from the plate. Take the end of the barrel of
the bat (while holding the skinny end with your hands in the grip
described in step 1) and put it on the inside corner of the
||Step 3-How to put your feet. Put your back foot in first , straight
or slightly turned in , even with your back shoulder . Then put your
front foot in even with you other shoulder. Put sixty percent of your
weight on your back foot and forty percent of your weight on your
||Step 4-Put your hands in a fighting position. If you're going to
punch someone, what are you going to do with your hand and arm? You
are going to draw your arm back. That's what you do in this step. You
draw your back hand back and bring your bottom hand back underneath
holding the bat with all of the other steps still on. This is your
most powerful position.
||Step 5- Get the mugger off of your back. What is your first reflex
if someone comes up behind you and grabs you? It should be to throw
your elbow back into their stomach. That's what you do in this step.
To start your swing off, you drop your front elbow back which should
create a good , short swing. Follow through with the belly button
theory. The belly button theory is that the knob of the bat is an
extension of the belly button. When you connect with the ball and the
bat, you are trying to swing down and hit the top half of the ball
which creates a line drive or ground ball. I know you're thinking that
a ground ball isn't any good, but mostly every ball player is going to
miss a ground ball before they miss a fly-ball or pop-up. So, you will
get on base more than you would with ground balls rather than balls
hit up into the air.
||Step 6-You gotta believe. You can't go up to the plate thinking you
are going to strikeout, or what are you going to do? Strikeout! So,
you have to get up to plate knowing that you are going to get a hit.