Youth hitters hitting fast pitchers
I am coaching a youth baseball team made up of 3rd & 4th graders. We've hit fairly well most of the season, but my players really struggle against pitchers who throw particulary fast. Now of course, these tend to be the best pitchers in the league, which you would imagine most kids would struggle against anyway. But as the coach, I can't just sit back and say "oh well, they are the best, what ya gonna do?"
So my question to my fellow RedsZoners, what suggestions would you have for this sutuation, other then setting up deeper in the box and choaking up?
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.