The jump back drill is another good drill for balance and works similarly to the flamingo drill. With this move, hitters will hop to the back leg and fire. This move builds up strength in the lower body while working on balance. This drill is best for ages 12 and up. If you wanted to try this move with the younger guys, try having them step backward instead of hopping backward.
This drill requires a bat, ball, and tee.
Jump Back Hitting Drill Instructions
- The batter should start with the front leg in line with the tee. And the back leg raised up. Opposite legs of the ones they used in the flamingo drill.
- From there, jump back onto the back leg without losing balance and without shifting the weight to the outside of the knee. This move should be felt in the glute and hip. The batter should work on keeping the center of gravity lower to the ground for better balance.
- Next, the batter should step forward into a balanced position and fire.