Re: Re: Re: START OF SWING
Posted by: Coach C (
) on Tue Mar 2 23:13:56 2004
I AM WORKING WITH A KID THAT HAS DEVELOPED THIS PROBLEM. AS HE STARTS HIS SWING HE PUSHES HIS BOTTOM HAND UP LOWERING THE BAT ANGLE LESS THAN 45 HIS SWING LOOKS LIKE A SLING SHOT SLINGING OF BAT HEAD WHAT DRILL CAN WE DO TO CORRECT IT.
> > His hands are too low. The hands should try to work above the shoulder plane. Tell him to keep a strong posture and try keeping the hands above the shoulder plane.
> > Good Luck,
> > Coach C
> Where is the shoulder plane? Is it at a line across the top of the shoulders? Is it a line across the clavical? Is it a line across the pectorals?
Anything and everything above the pecks, so all of the above..... The higher the hands stay up during the swing, the flatter the bat. Gear the swing plane below the shoulders and the swing can take the wrong shape. This is why telling a hitter to feel the swing above the shoulders is a great cue. Another one that helps my hitters is to say, "keep the shoulders high in the swing, never drooping and dragging". High shoulders through the ball. It also helps keeps the torso over the legs and the hitter behind the ball.
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