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Re: Re: Re: Stepping out of the box

Posted by: GreggB (greggb@policyxl.com) on Tue Mar 31 20:40:43 2009

> > > My son plays select baseball at a high level but has a terrible habit of stepping out of the box when he swings, despite coaching, lessons, "tips", etc. Its just a BAD HABIT. What can we do? We are desparate for help.
> >
> > Does he step out of the box or just step open? A lot of MLB players step with an open stance.
> Buy a 4 foot long 2x12 from Home Depot (probably less than $10). Have him stand on this and hit. I only see elite/select players at the batting cages we use. One of the elite coaches uses this method and he had his players off the 2x12. They were stepping forward because they have to.
> If this doesn't work try having him close his stance a little so when he opens up he doesn't step in the bucket so much.

He steps out of the box when he lunges trying to get outside pitches. I'm sure it is partly because he is afraid to strike out, not realizing that many of the best hitters also strike out alot. That is a great idea about the 2x12. What do you mean "step in the bucket"?


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