Switch Hitting Questionnaire

As a fellow switch hitter, by filling out the questionnaire below, you will help thousands of future hitters and many coaches who dream of becoming or developing a successful switch hitter. This web page will be the world headquarters for baseball switch hitting, thanks to you! As someone who put in (or is putting in) the work necessary to compete, you are in the best position to give others the knowledge they need to develop into the best switch hitter they can be. Of course we need your honest opinion and we thank you sincerely for your help!

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Highest level of baseball you have competed at:

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Are you still playing organized baseball?

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At what age did you first start learning to hit from both sides:

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When you think about the most important mentor you had in your journey to become a switch hitter, what was your relationship to him or her?


Question 7:

Are you naturally:

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Do you consistently hit the ball harder from one side?

Question 9:

Do you seem to make contact better from one side?

Question 10:

Which is your dominate eye?

If you don't know: Extend both hands forward of your body and place the hands together making a small triangle with your thumb and index fingers, then with both eyes open, look through the triangle and center something such as a doorknob in the triangle. Close your left eye. If the object remains in view, you are right eye dominant. If closing your right eye keeps the object in view, you are left eye dominant. image visual

Question 11:

Do you consider yourself a rotational hitter?

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All things being equal, would you rather hit a:

Question 13:

Whatever technique you use to hit, do you think your technique is the same from both sides of the plate?


Question 14:

When hitting right handed. In the small squares below, all within the strike zone, please put the numbers 1 through 9 in every square, with 1 being your favorite location to hit right handed and 9 being your least favorite location square to hit within the strike zone.


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Now do the same for when you are hitting left handed.


Question 16:

How helpful to your hitting do you think it has been, or was, for you to be a switch hitter?

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How helpful to your playing time do you think it has been, or was, for you to be a switch hitter?

Question 18:

How difficult was it for you to learn to be a switch hitter?

Question 19:

Compared to non switch hitters, how much more time (if any) does a switch hitter need to practice hitting?

Question 20:

In your experience in organized baseball, have most of your coaches given you, as a switch hitter, a fair and adequate amount of batting practice?


If (other than for injury) you have ever given up switch hitting for any period of time, please tell us why in 50 words or less .....


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