The purpose of the full turn drill is to build strength in the core and lower half of the body. With this drill, the batter should feel the explosion and that should help to produce more aggressive and stronger swings.
The only equipment required for this drill is a bat.
Full Turn Baseball Hitting Drill Instructions
- To begin, the batter should be in a batting stance with the bat being held across the chest by both hands. The knob should be on the backside and the barrel will be held by the leading hand and pointing towards the pitcher.
- The first variation of this drill is to stride and pause at launch position. At launch position, pause and hold for three seconds. Focus on feeling the shift of balance. The lower half of the body should be ready to explode. After pausing for three seconds, finish the swing by rotating the hips through. The goal of finishing the swing is to get the knob of the bat to point towards the pitcher. The back should be turned all the way to home plate.
- The second variation of the full turn swing is to follow through the swing completely without pausing at launch position. Go full swing and focus on really feeling the lower half of the body ready to explode through the hit.
- The third variation of this drill is to do the full swing with timing. The coach should toss a ball from in front and 15 feet away. While doing the full swing drill with timing, the batter can work on exploding through the hit when the ball reaches the zone.