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Players make adjustments in many ways. Some adjustments are slow and take more time (season to season). Others are faster like a game to game or at bat to at bat adjustment. The Fastest adjustments, pitch to pitch adjustments, can ONLY be made if the adjustment has been practiced and planned for. In the instance of the McGregor vs Porier, Connor planned for the takedown attempts and clinch game of Porier.
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.
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.
For this week’s installment of This vs. That, I wanted to hit on a subject that I see a lot of coaches and parents get confused about. That would be the issue of loss of vision due to pulling the head out. You hear it all of the time, “you’re pulling your head out!” A common phrase you might hear anytime a young player misses the ball. While this can definitely be a possibility, it’s not always true. The problem is that in real time, it can seem as though the player is in fact pulling their head out way too soon. When in actuality, it happens so fast that the coach or parent can’t see that their head is actually right where it needs to be.
As many of us know power comes from our pelvis/ hips and legs. This is why when you come to Baseball Rebellion, we do so much work with our hitters on the Rebel’s Rack in the mirror to gain the ability to sequence our turn properly. However, if we don’t stay connected during our swing, we won’t be able to use the turn we’ve taken so long to craft. Learn how to better stay connected within your swing to use your turn more effectively.
For this next edition of “This vs. That”, I thought we might address the difference between “stepping” out and “moving” out. Once again, two different things that commonly get twisted up together as the same. While they can look similar in the real time speed of a game or practice, it’s important that you know why these happen and what they may cause as a result.
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