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Fastpitch Hitting Drill with Carie Dever-Boaz

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Hi. I'm Carie Dever-Boaz with I've coached at every level there is. I started at the high school, travel ball, college level, the pro level. And one of the things that I like to get my hitters to do is to have movement all the way through. Get in that attacking position. Separate my hand from my front foot. And I want you to really pay close attention to my bat. And hopefully, I'll do it right for you. Is I want that bat to stay at least a 90-degree angle, if not more, 'cause the longer I can keep that before I unleash it, the more whipping action I'm gonna have with the technology that they've built into these bats for you. This is called the Happy Gilmore. Some of you might not know who that is, but you can look it up. We're looking at the Happy Gilmore. I'm going to basically look like I'm dancing. I'm gonna come with my back foot crossed behind. Hands are gonna separate. Plant. Hit. As I hit, I want you to notice as I come to that contact, I'm a little far away. Come to contact and drive through. My hips should be squared up and through. I don't want to leave anything back. I want to put it all in to generate as much ball exit speed off of this bat as I can. So here we go. Happy Gilmore. Getting myself set up. One little thing I want to share with you on all of your batters, make sure they start their drills looking out at their pitcher. 'Cause if our game was this easy and the ball was always still on the tee, I wouldn't even have to be instructing you. So make sure that they stand out there looking. We're gonna go Happy Gilmore. I'm gonna go behind and come straight through. Once again. Railroad tracks back. Get good distance. A lot of times girls will get too close and overstrike. And that's not gonna give you what you want out of this drill. So I'm getting myself set. Happy Gilmore drill. Back leg's gonna step behind, concentrating on my separation. Getting my hips square. We don't want 'em left behind. Remember, it's palm up, palm down, drill through, all the way back up to the person who threw it to you. Thanks a lot.

Former Division One Head Coach and National Pro Fastpitch National Champion, Carie Dever-Boaz, demonstrates the Happy Gilmore drill. There's no doubt Carie Dever-Boaz has a wealth of knowledge from years of experience as a player and a Division I coach. Watch and learn from one of the best in the game! If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us via Facebook or Twitter Page, E-mail:, or our Toll Free Telephone: 1-866-321-BATS (2287).

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