You’re impatient. You want success and you want it fast.
But batting is frustrating: You lack opportunities to practice and play in ways that help you improve. Even when you do get your chance you get a great ball first up and have to wait a week for another bat.
So here are six ways you can make to most of the chances you have and get ahead of the crowd to become a top-quality batsman in as short a time as possible.
1. Keep it Simple
Batting styles differ wildly, but one thing remains simple and true: Classy bastmen are world-class in the basics.
- They have a setup that keeps their head still, eyes level and move to the ball in good alignment.
- They are ready and focused on the ball as it is released.
- They have confidence in their game-plan.
So the first thing you need to look at is your setup, backswing and initial movement. Most people think they have it licked.
Most people are wrong.
Spend time in the nets and be totally sure about it. Get someone to watch it or video yourself.
Where is you backlift going?
Are your eyes level?
Is your trigger move keeping you aligned?
To help, here is a worksheet to download and take to nets. Use deliberate practice and that sheet to start making a super quick difference.