Developing Elite Hitters from a Young Age (10-13 year olds)

Developing elite hitters from a young age is about developing not only intent, but sound hitting mechanics from early on. Let me start by saying this. Due to the fact that young athletes are not proficient enough in body awareness and movement at this age, it’s important to begin with a basic / reduced set of disconnects before expanding it to more complicated movement patterns later on.  Below are the disconnects / topics you should make sure you get right from a young age. Let’s get into it…

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Warm-up Routine for 10-12 Year Old Baseball Players

Building good habits from a young age will pay big dividends over time as young athletes get older.  This is especially true when it comes to taking care of their bodies.  The following warm-up routine is appropriate for pitchers and position players, between the ages of 10 and 12 years old and it includes:

    1. Arm Care / Band Work (5 min)
    2. Multi-Planar Movement Prep (5-10 min)
    3. Long Toss (10 min)

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