In order for any suggestion to be worthy of giving you the results that you need, you first have to have a foundation, or starting point. That’s why I suggested taking a video camera and taping your current “at bat”. See what your current foot placement does to your swing. Also, take note of your front and back elbow positions.
I’m trying not to confuse you with terminology, so I’ll answer your question this way:
A normal squared stance in the box is with both feet “toeing” along the same line, about shoulder width apart for most people.
A closed stance is with both feet “toeing” along the same line, but the front foot is drawn back close to the back foot, with most of the body’s weight resting on the back leg/foot.
An open stance is with the front foot positioned in the picture shown in my last posting…
A back door closed stance is with the front foot in a squared stance position, but here the back foot is drawn back, much like a reverse open stance.
A back door open stance is with the front foot in a normal squared stance, but the back foot is moved forward slightly.
Try each stance and see how your bat swipe starts, continues, and finishes it’s swing.
You’d be amazed at the different swipe patterns that influence your bat swing. In addition, each placement is used for a reason - deliberately.
Next, try these arm postures and again, notice the influence on your bat’s swing.
= both elbows up and in line with one another
= front elbow up, back elbow down
= front elbow down, back elbow down
= front elbow down, back elbow up.
Now if you’re really ambitious, start with a squared stance, and go through every elbow position that I listed.
Then go through every other foot position and again, change elbow position’s.
Take special note on the video of exactly what your bat is doing and what its not. If you need help, ask your parents to pick apart your video.
Now here comes the really neat part of this set of drills. Put a baseball on the Tee and watch where the ball goes, and how the ball’s flight is impacted.
A batter that masters this part of being “at bat” is a pitcher’s nightmare.