Many kids love baseball, and getting your child started with tee ball at a young age can teach them the game in a way they can better manage. Throwing a good pitch is often difficult for kids when they're young and many have a hard time coordinating their swing with the pitch as well. When they join a tee ball league, they can enjoy the game without having to struggle and with less risk of being injured by a thrown ball.
Usually tee ball is played with a lighter plastic ball than with a regular baseball or softball. This means it doesn't need to be hit as hard to travel as far, and also means it will cause less injury if it hits a player. However, because of the way it's played it's good to go over some basics with your child so that he or she gets the most out of it. While tee ball is meant to be fun and relaxing for the kids, if they understand some minor points they may enjoy it more and want to participate more as well.
Practicing their swing.While tee ball may make it easier for a child to hit the ball since they're swinging at a still object and not a moving one, they may still need some assistance with this. Start with their stance and make sure their body is turned sideways so the ball is hit in the middle of their swing. Have them spread their legs just a little so their body weight is also spread evenly, but not so much that it's difficult for them to balance.
Playing tee ball makes it easier for them to keep their eye on the ball while they swing, but remind them of that; they want to keep looking at the ball as they swing and not turn their head to the field.Another advantage of tee ball is that you can line up the bat with the tee more readily. Have them do this as they get into their stance, and explain how the bat should hit the ball and where. A few slow swings without really hitting the tee ball can help them to get better coordinated.Playing outfield.
In tee ball, the field is much shorter since the children cannot throw as far and the ball doesn't travel as far.However, you can still practice throwing and catching with them to improve their game and their enjoyment. Remind them to keep looking at the ball while they catch it. If necessary, move their arm into the right position for swinging as they may not keep it straight. This will help them to throw properly when playing tee ball and will help them to throw more accurately as well.Above all else, remember that tee ball is meant to be fun for the children. Take into account their age and limitations and encourage them to enjoy themselves no matter what.
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