We should all be able to see the obvious things in our world, right?
Well, one thing I can say for sure is that some things that would appear to be obvious in the softball world must not really be all that obvious!
If you want to hit the ball hard you must do the things that allow you to hit the ball hard. There is no magic technique that allows a hitter to crush the ball. As a hitter, you must do the things that create power, period.
Why is this even a topic of discussion? Too many parents and players think that they can be a successful hitter without doing the work that is required. They want to be given a shortcut that allows them to drive the ball all over the ballpark and they seem almost frustrated to be told the obvious. Or at least what is obvious to me.
If you want to hit the ball hard you have to create power. You have to use your legs and core muscles to generate power that you can use through a chain of events to deliver that power into the ball when you strike it. Period!
If you want to hit the ball hard, you have to work hard!
There’s your magic pill.