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Re: Grounding to first


Posted by: Nick () on Thu Oct 16 12:41:19 2003


Baseball Mom,

There are any number of reasons for grounding out to first and as I think another poster indicated a video would be the best way to determine that.

There is a natural tendency to see one's child pull the ball. However, after been at this game for a long time I think it is better to focus on kids learning to hit the ball from right center to left center field. There are a lot of reasons for this, but the main one is it helps them learn at an early age the proper contact point. Most kids want to contact the ball too far out in front of their body. The proper contact point is around the front thigh. A little more in front for an inside pitch, a little back for an outside pitch.

Nick


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