When children are first starting to learn the game of baseball, well meaning coaches often tell their kids to swing at anything.
While this may be great advice for younger baseball players learning to make contact, older baseball players need to learn plate discipline. But how do you teach that? D-BAT – the leader in baseball training facilities across the United States – recommends 3 tactics to teach plate discipline:
1. Take it to the Classroom
Before the season starts, take a day to train your players on what the strike zone looks like – without being on the field. Take it indoors, and show video of pitches. Have your players distinguish between strikes and balls. Once you feel comfortable with their knowledge of the strike zone, then move to hands-on training.