Ask your coach to throw a little harder or move in closer if he can't (if he cannot bring the heat have him throw 20-25 feet away with some zip-no lobbing the ball in). But at best you ask your teammates to go with you since he will likely comply if all players want that. tell him you are overmatched in games because of the difference in reaction time.
The reaction time should be realistic. Pitching speed is the biggest challange batters face as the move up since reaction time goes down. training should adress that.
Also get your eyes checked. often a lack of contact is a result of bad eyes.
third guess would be that your mechanics don't scale against hard pitching. squaring up slow tosses doesn't mean you have good mechanics. post a video here if you can here are some good experts.
the urge of swinging at everything can mean that the "go" in your swing is too early since your swing is long. you don't want to push out your hands but load them late as the body is already starting to turn forward and accelerate the bat deep instead of out front with extended arms.
Last edited by dominik; 05-24-2012 at 09:02 AM.
I think walks are overrated unless you can run. If you get a walk and put the pitcher in a stretch, that helps, but the guy who walks and can’t run, most of the time he’s clogging up the bases for somebody who can run. – Dusty Baker.