Frame of Mind
When you are ready to step into the batter's box, be confident! You should feel
balanced and relaxed. As you step into the batters box, do it with a sense of
determination and focus. Set yourself by digging in with your back foot to gain
good footing and balance. Demonstrate to the pitcher that you are ready to play.
Depth in Box
To set your feet at the proper depth each time, place your right toe on the back corner of the
plate, then your left toe behind your right heel. Finally, step back with your right
foot to establish a proper distance and depth (for left-handed batters, do the opposite).
How far back you stand in the box is a matter of personal preference. Standing deeper allows
more time for pitchers who pitch fast, but it may be tougher to hit a breaking ball type of
pitch that sinks out in front.