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Re: Re: strong through the ball

Posted by: scottk (scottie98@verizon.net) on Thu Jan 12 05:18:55 2012

> >>> I'm noticing on video with my 10yr old, he is struggling powering through
> contact. In good position just seems to lack strength through the ball. Any input
> on strength through the ball. <<<
> Hi Scott
> Welcome to the site. -- I assume the video of your 10 yr old shows their bat's
forward movement stalling (or greatly reducing) at contact. Although practicing
driving through the ball may seem logical, it will not solve the problem. The
reason the bat's velocity halts at contact is because the bat/ball collision depleted
its momentum (mass & velocity). -- In other words, a light bat (usually a -7 or
lighter) with limited bat speed.
> The key to overcoming bat stall at contact is to generate greater bat speed
before contact or swing a bat of more substance (or both). Below is a post from
the Archives that discusses this topic. Also, read the link regarding the "Heavy
Bag" at the bottom of the post.
> <a href="http://batspeed.com/messageboard/320326.html">Re: Follow Thru</a>
> Jack Mankin

Thanks jack,

Just purchased both videos along with hitting aid. Can't wait to get my son going.

Scott k


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