The ability for an athlete to rotate in proper kinematic sequence allows for maximum speed gain throughout rotation. The first step in this sequence is proper hip shoulder separation. Oftentimes in rotation, the first mistake is the worst mistake. Learning to properly disassociate pelvic rotation from shoulder rotation is key in creating bat speed.
Every coach, instructor or parent that has ever worked in baseball has dealt with a hitter ”spinning off”. If it’s so common and has been dealt with so often, why is it still around? Here is what no one is saying about “spinning off”.
It is hard for hitters to feel their backside working to the ball. With the front arm constraint drill the hitter only has one way to turn, behind the ball
Many hitters seem to hit well in the cage but not in games. It comes down to how the hitter trains their pitch selection and most importantly their adjustability. By simply doing front toss with a twist you can change how a hitter adjusts from pitch to pitch.
In the world of hitting certain words can invoke certain movements, good and bad. It’s not really the words that matter as much but how the individual athlete interprets those words and how they manifest those words into a particular movement.
How Far Out Front Should You Hit The Ball? Where Does the Swing Plane Come From? Point of Impact Every hitter swings up, and every hitter swings down. However, when the downturn ends and the barrel begins to turn up or “on-plane” can dictate the impact a hitter has on the ball. The best hitters…
Learn how these 3 Flat bat variations can help cure weak roll over grounders. Helping your hitters understand swing direction, barrel turn and proper extension.
Recently, the heel plan of the back leg and keeping it planted as long as possible has become a hot topic here a baseball rebellion. Eric and I specifically have gone back and forth on the best ways to teach it and get hitters to ‘feel it’. My favorite way and the fastest way we’ve found is the toes off the ground drill.
Chas goes into detail about how a long swing or tons of foul balls can be fixed, quickly, by understanding exactly what’s causing the miss. Could be timing, could be length in the “C” of the swoosh.
You’ll be crushing the ball after working on these four drills! The best part? They can be done without a baseball! Click to learn more!
Oftentimes hitters load their back leg versus loading the hip. Loading the back leg can cause many issues when hitting the ball.