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I found this article and the question sounded like something I have thought about for a while, “when my son bats he makes contact with almost every pitch, but the ball seldom makes it out of the infield. What can we do to get more distance out of the ball?”

I had my son do the Soccer Ball Drill (see Drills page) to work on his follow through and build strength.  I can see the benefits of the drill and he enjoyed it.  His forearms were sore after 30 swings.

I want to be sure to continue to praise him for making contact knowing that the strength will come in time.

Parentally Speaking with Cal Ripken, Jr. – May 2012

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