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Re: Re: Re: developing hitters

Posted by: Patrick () on Sun May 31 10:32:41 2009

I thank everyone for their comments. In working on the idea of coil and uncoil, I noticed that he had already turned his shoulders toward the second basemen and hands were hidden to the pitcher prior to the load and launch phases. From this position, he could not do much turning without turning his shoulder toward first base which explains why some his better hits were down the right field line. So, we have been working on setting the shoulder perpendicular to pitcher so that he can coil without having his shoulders turning so much. Does that make sense?

He is still struggling with uncoiling as he prefers to hit down on ball. Does anyone have any thought cues for uncoiling to combat chopping down?

thanks again

> > > HI,
> > >
> > > I have recently spend some time reflecting on the swing analysis program in order to work with my son (10 years old)on becoming a better hitter. He is struggling with shifting his weight to this back foot during the load phase of the swing. This seems to cause him to shift his weight quickly to the front foot as he attempts to keep his balance which leads to problems with making solid contact. Is this common among young hitters? And are there any suggests on how to help hitters work on weight transfer?
> > >
> > > Thanks Patrick
> >
> >
> > Hi Patrick
> >
> > Rather than teaching weight back and then weight forward try teaching coil and uncoil. This will help the swings natural sequence flow, that should start from the ground up. It will allow the hip to lead, and will help the hitter stay balanced.
> > Hope this helps Coach13
> Cal Ripken recommends doing weight shift off the Tee. I'm sure there is a youtube video of Cal Ripken doing weight shift training on th te with kids. I also believe that weight shift is best taught off the tee. Have hit line drives up the middle. The goal is to burn it into muscle memory on the tee so that it carries over to live pitch.
> Ripken recommends an exagerated back and forward weight shift.


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