Off-Speed Pitch Hitting

Hitting off-speed pitches is the biggest problem for high school hitters because they change their approach and slow down their swing to the speed of the pitch. They also try to go around the pitch and make contact behind home plate, not realizing that the pitch is a ball and usually not hittable. If the hitters can maintain the same discipline that they use hitting velocity pitches—hitting the ball in front of home plate, staying inside the ball and being patient—hitters will have a lot more success.

The best hitter I ever coached had a simple explanation why he was a great off-speed hitter: "It's slower."