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Re: Too Young?

Posted by: THE HITTING GURU () on Thu Jul 31 17:23:23 2003

I just found this site and let me tell you it is ADDICTING!!!
> I'm a dad/coach of 2 boys, ages 5 and 6 who have just finished their first year playing T-Ball/Soft Toss Baseball. My question is are they too young to benefit from this training, techniques and ideas of rotational hitting, if they are still too young, what types of training would you gurus suggest I use.
> Any help would be appreciated.

They are not to young to benefit from the training, techniques and ideas of rotational hitting, as well as the other schools of thought on the subject. It is never to early to start instilling proper instruction, especially if the youths are willing to listen. The thing to be mindful of is that many kids have not developed some of the essential motor skills to have command over their developing bodies. In addition, some of the bats that youths are presented with in play are to heavy for them. I would also suggest having the kids use a plastic bat and whiffle balls just to get the hang of batting throwing and having fun. It is often more important for the kid to develop a positive experience from their baseball days than it is to try to develop a professional. This positive experience can help them grow in other endeavors, help them get a scholarship, and who knows maybe become a 'Hall of Fame' player. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

> I have also just started filming their swings, and noticing the flaws that many of you guys talk about in older youths. I really want them to start with a solid foundation instead of getting the wrong tips from their coaches only to have it all broken down in later years.


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