Re: Re: Re: Re: wrapping the bat
Posted by: Shawn (
) on Wed Mar 25 23:56:50 2009
> > How can I be sure it is or is not a problem? Is there ant tell tale signs? IF a problem what adjustments can be made? He plays AAU and they video taped some soft toss swings and said something about him wrapping. Can and should we try and avoid changes now just before the season stars? I was telling him to try and keep his hands inside the ball.... my thinking was to try and stop him getting long and around the ball and hope to keep him short to the ball...... any thoughts?
> Soft toss is for reps and timing, not evaluating mechanics. I wouldn't change anything til I'd seen video of live pitching swings (or at least machine or short toss from the front). Anything where the hitter is looking sideways as he loads can cause things that just wouldn't show up vs. pitching.
Really it depends on several things. If the bat is very low, near flat, and then he cocks the barrel to much this might create a problem.
If the the hands or elbow are to far behind his body, toward the dugout, and a combination of the low bat and to much cocking that can cause a problem.
If he has a low back elbow and he is trying to load to much from that position, that can really cause problems.
To many times young hitters with try to do to much off a tee or soft toss (if we are talking about side throwing soft toss).
Epstein has a good saying, less is more. It can be applied to everything when it comes to hitting.
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