INSIDE TEE

Inside Tee Positioning

For an inside pitch, the tee should be placed just outside the front foot.

The batter gets in to an athletic position. The feet are positioned straight or slighly inward and outside the shoulder for properly balance.

The knees are flexed. The core is tucked in so the head is outside the feet. The front elbow is down and the back elbow is raised. The knob is pointed to the catcher which creates the proper positioning of the bat which is slighly wrapped. The knocking knuckles are aligned. The chin is down and on the ball.

Contact Point

The batter, in an athletic position continues the swing by rotating the lower half so at contact point the back foot is pointed to or just inside the ball and the heel is high.

The front leg is firm and locked to keep the weight evenly balanced. The back knee is aligned directly with the back shoulder. Both arms are flexed and close to 90 degrees.

The hands remain in front of the barrel palm up and palm down with the barrel taking the same angle as the shoulders. The core remains tucked in so the head is outside the feet. The chin is down and on the ball.

Heel Plant

The batter, in an athletic position starts the swing by initiating her lower half. Her front heel plants and her back heel raises to start her hip rotation. Her belly button is square to the ball. Her back elbow slots to her side keeping her hands inside the ball. The knob is facing the ball and the barrel is above and behind the hands. The knees are still flexed. The core remains tucked in so the head

is outside the feet. The chin is down and on the ball.

Through Contact

The batter, in an athletic position continues the swing through contact point. The back foot is pointed to or just inside the ball and the heel is high. The front leg is firm and locked to keep the weight evenly

balanced. The back knee is aligned directly with the back shoulder. Both arms start to get extension through the ball. The hands remain palm up and palm down with the barrel taking the same angle as the shoulders. The core remains tucked in so the head is outside the feet. The chin is down and on the ball.

Staying Inside

The batter, in an athletic position continues the swing by keeping the knob on a straight plane inside the ball. This keeps the barrel behind or even with the hands staying inside

the ball. The barrel remains above the hands. The knees are still flexed. The core remains tucked in so the head is outside the feet. The chin is down and on the ball.

Extension

The batter, in an athletic position continues the swing through contact point. The back foot is pointed to or close to the pitcher.  The front leg is firm and locked to keep the weight evenly balanced. The back knee is aligned directly with the back shoulder. Both arms are at full extension as the hands start to roll in preparation for the finish. The body remains in an athletic position with the head out over the feet. The chin is down and on the ball.

Finish

The batter finishes the swing with both hands finishing high behind the lead shoulder. The back shoulder finishes underneath the chin. The chin

remains down following the ball. The bottom half completes its rotation with the hips and belly button facing the pitcher.

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