Coach JP Says:
I like tools that teach proper mechanics just by using the product.that's why I have chosen this product for your consideration and recommend it without hesitation!
Many times the coach or dad does not know exactly how to teach specific mechanics and corrections. Why not let the Advanced Skills Tee do the teaching! Here's how:
- The Forward Arm
- The Outside Barrier
The forward arm eliminates dropping the hands and trailing shoulder (or for that matter. pulling up with the front shoulder) as young players tend to try to lift the ball instead of swinging on a high to low path. When the player tries to uppercut the ball, he will likely hit the back of the arm. Players and coaches get immediate feedback when they swing incorrectly.
The flexible outside barrier gives the player and coach immediate feedback when hands and arms get too far away from the body. When swinging incorrectly, the end of the bat will hit this barrier telling the hitter that she is taking a swing that will be too slow and prevent her from using all the natural power that she possesses. The idea here is that a short, quick path to the ball will create a short, quick and more powerful swing, no matter the age or size of the player. When a hitter swings correctly, the ball will fly off the tee with maximum velocity.
Note: You can even set the ball & tee for practicing hitting pitches that are outside of the strike zone!
The Bottom Line
Tee work can and should be stressed from Little League through College ball. This is a creative softball training device that will give you a complete tee station when combined with one of our hitting nets or batting cages.
The Advanced Skills Tee is tough enough for high school or college fastpitch programs... so it certainly will hold up in any backyard or travel ball setting; even when left outside.