It’s almost baseball season.
Doesn’t that phrase have a nice ring to it? It is music to my ears. I can almost picture the excitement of kids all across this great country as they look forward to stepping on the diamond.
As you parents and coaches get ready to outfit the young players in your life, I want you to consider a purchase that will pay off 100x greater than just about anything else you are looking to buy for baseball.
Buy a tee.
I am a firm believer every kid should have a tee AND every kid/parent/coach should have a basic idea of how to use one.
Here is a quality tee you can get for $20.
Thinking about spending $200-$500 on a bat? STOP!
First, and foremost, be willing to spend the $20 on a tee to teach the player to hit screaming line drives regardless of the bat they hold in their hands.
It is not the equipment that catches or hits a baseball; it is the skill of the hand that holds the equipment which accomplishes great things.
Buy a tee.
Learn how to use it.
Learn how to teach with it. See my earlier blog post, Hitting Position: The Hosmer Breakdown, for more information and keep an eye open to a upcoming post about tee drill progression. (And free open hitting sessions will start soon, also.)
Buy a tee. Hang a net to hit into or drill a hole in a ball and tether it to a 15-20′ piece of clothesline rope. Hit baseballs, plastic golf balls, tennis balls, or any kind of ball you can scrounge up.
Save yourself some money. Don’t be fooled into thinking a $400 baseball bat will miraculously make you or your kids a better hitter. At the end of the day, there is only one thing that makes a better hitter—WORK and REPETITION.
Have a great preparation to Baseball 2015!
Now, go buy a tee.