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We use a box, about 2' tall, 3'x 3' width and length, to allow our players' arms to be above the net on their arm swing. This allows us to isolate just the arm and hand motions.
Then, with a player on the box, we toss balls up quickly, making comments on every hit, offering suggestions and reinforcing proper execution.
This allows many contacts and a great deal of opportunity for instruction without tiring the players out.
We've noticed a great improvement in our team's hitting skills. In fact, one player broke our school record for putaways (kills) by over 100 this season. Try it, it works.
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