“Load, And…Go” Timing Drills
Verbalizing your timing, or saying out loud what your body is doing while the pitch is coming, is a great way to identify issues in your start time or rhythm.
This “Load, And…Go” verbalization can be used in practice, but can also help you dial in your timing prior to your at-bats in the game. You can use it while standing in on your teammates’ bullpens, while watching the opposing pitcher warm up, or while you are on deck. Once you step up to the plate in the game, however, just focus on the ball and let your natural reactions take over!