outside tee

Outside Tee Positioning

For a pitch outside, the tee should be placed just inside the front knee upon stride. The batter sets up in an athletic position. The feet are positioned straight or slightly inward and outside the shoulder for properly balance.

The knees are slighly bent. 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 slighty wrapped. The knocking knuckles are aligned. The chin is down and on the ball.

Through Contact

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 barrel stays square through the ball with the palms remain in an up and palm down position. The barrel continues 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 Continued

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 barrel gets out in front of the hands which remain palm up and palm down The core remains tucked in so the head is outside the feet. 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 hand 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.

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 bellybutton facing the pitcher.

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