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Stand in a comfortable position with your "knocking knuckles" lined up on the handle of the bat.

Keep the side of your body pointed towards the direction you want to hit the ball.

Take a small step with your "front" foot and start your swing with the bat.

Keep your eye on the ball and your back foot in the same position as it started in.

While you are swinging the bat towards the ball your hips should open up towards the ball and your back foot should "pivot."

"Squish the bug" with your back foot.


Submitted by Jason Steele who teaches at Perkett Elementary in Minot, ND. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 4/1/2010 10:12:48 AM. Viewed 44167 times since 3/30/2010.

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