How the Load Affects the Swing
Educating Coaches and Parents About the Load and the Swing
A lot of times coaches and parents are looking for a quick fix to a swing. They want a drill to perform without really having knowledge of the problem they're trying to correct. Because of this, I'm not going to tell you a problem and how to fix it. I'm going to SHOW you the problem and what you should be looking for. Stop just doing drill after drill without trying to dive in further. Learn how the load affects the swing.
The First Move is Vital
When a hitter initially starts to prepare their body to hit and time up the pitch. Whether it is a leg kick, toe tap, short stride, long stride, or no stride there are a couple of things you need to be mindful of. You will see in the video below that 'swaying back' will be detrimental to how the hitter times up and sees the ball.