First off, I would like to say that I have spent the past year browsing the site and have improved tremendously at the plate. However, in pursuit of the perfect swing, I am having a problem. I can't seem to "get off my back side" in the swing. I see it in all of the great swings: back toe in the air at contact. But I just can't seem to get it; I assume that my lower body mechanics are not quite perfect yet.
I was hoping that you could share some of your teachings/ cues on lower body mechanics in order to help me "get off my back foot."
Thanks again for your great work,
Thank you for the compliment. However, without seeing your swing, I am not sure you have a problem. I do not place the value on "get off my back side" as some coaches. Some good hitter's back-foot comes of the ground but many do not. Before making major changes to your mechanics, I think the link below may give you a different perspective on why the weight on the back-foot becomes lighter during rotation.
Weight Shift - Truism or Fallacy