Step 1 Using a Good Grip Step 1
Get a "Good Grip"
Using the proper grip allows the batter to achieve as much hand quickness and bat speed as possible. The key to a good grip is positioning the bat in the fingers and not the palms. The bat should be held firmly but not tight that the batter's hand speed is slowed. The batter can assure a great grip every time by lining up the "door knocking knuckles" as shown.
Step 2
Have a Super Stance
The batter should always be taught to use a balanced parallel stance with both feet about shouolder width apart with his toes even and slightly facing inward. He should assume his stance about 8-10 inches from the plate. The batter should slightly bend his knees with his weight on the balls of his feet. The batter's front shoulder, hip and knee should be slightly turned forward. A proper stance will allow the batter to react to the pitch with speed, quickness and power.
Step 2 Have a Super Stance
Step 3 Correct Hand, Arms and Bat angle Step 3
Correct Hand, Arms and Bat Angle
The bat is correctly held at a 45 degree angle. The hands should not be held too high or too low. A medium location is desired with the back elbow down and the hands located 3-6 inches from the body. The bottom of both elbows should be parallel. To assume the most comfortable stance the batter should position his arms and hands so that the upper edge of the top of the hands on the bat is even with the shoulder.
Step 4
Four Keys to a Correct Stride

1) The batters stride should be short, no more than two or three inches.

2) The stride should be a 45 degree angle towards home plate. This keeps the batter stepping forward into the pitch and not toward the baseline.

3) The batter should land softly on his front foot as if he were stepping on an egg.

4) The batter should stride and land on the big toe or inside of his front foot.

Step 4 Four Keeys to a correct Stride
Step 5 Head Action and Ball Tracking Step 5
Head Action and Swing
The batter should turn his head enough that he can see the ball with both eyes. The "IKE to MIKE" method should be taught. The batters front shoulder, toward the pitcher, is called "IKE", and his back shoulder is "MIKE". The batter should start with his chin on "IKE". During the swing the head does not move. The body rotates and the shoulders switch places with the head finishing on "MIKE". The batters hips should lead the swing with the chest following.
Step 6
Contact and Finish
The batter should "pull down" on the bat , leading the bat handle into the strike zone, keeping the hands low and in front of the forward facing hip. When his front foot lands, he should thrust or turn his hips. At the point of contact, the lower hand palm should face the ground, while the upper hand palm faces the sky.  After the swing the batters chest should be facing the pitcher.


Step 6 Swing and Finish