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New technique?

Posted by: Willy Boy (lineman4@sbcglobal.net) on Thu Jan 22 13:32:36 2009

My son plays baseball for a fantastic training facility. His entire team is being taught a different style of starting their swing.

Instead of the traditional "load back and push back to the middle" they are being shown to lean forward, towards the pitcher, actually pressing forward! From there they step and swing and still swing with the weight on the front leg but their body centered, and later transfering weight to the back side (as in a usual swing).

Is this something anyone has heard of? My son seems to like it. He was always very good at hitting, pressing back.

If you didn't see the press, you wouldn't knwo anything changed. The swing is still rotational and strong. The weight never transfers back prior to launch however.


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