Suggested Grade Level:
Grip the bat so the hands are close together and your favorite hand is on top
Stand with knees bent and your side to the pitcher, and put your back elbow up, like stretching when you yawn
Swing the bat nice and level (pretend you are clearing the top of a table), while "squashing the bug" with the back foot
Break the wrists (top hand comes over the top of the other hand) on contact of the ball
Submitted by Matthew Bianchi who teaches at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School in Charlotte, NC. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 5/22/2003 1:12:05 PM. Viewed 12991 times since 5/22/2003.