A few years back Hard 90 completed an analysis of players at different skill levels in Little League and their training habits. It is no surprise that the top hitters trained more than the average hitters and the average hitters trained more than the below average hitters.
In fact, Hard 90 found that the top hitters (power and average) at the Little League Majors level were hitting 4 to 5 days a week and getting on average 125 quality hacks in each training session. The average hitters were training 2 to 3 days per week and getting the same 125 hacks per session. The below average hitters were mostly hitting at Little League practice and games getting an inconsistent amount of hacks.
As Ted Williams stated, hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in all of sports - so it should be no secret that extra practice leads to superior results. While many of the top Little League hitters train with a private coach, simply adding 2 days of tee practice at your home with intent to hit each ball hard can also produce results. (A home station can be set up for as little as $70. 12 Lite Flight Balls and a tee.)
Current Stanford Coach Dave Esquer told a group of parents at Hard 90 Baseball that the top thing he wants youth players to do is to "learn to hit the ball hard."
If you want to help your player have success at the plate this Little League season, there is no substitute for practice.
Do you want to be the best hitter on your Little League team? Check out Power Hitting at Hard 90 Baseball.