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Re: Running?

Posted by: Jeff M (jmacp@arh-us.com) on Tue Mar 16 09:27:13 2004

I know this board is for hitting - but I have a boy that can crush a ball - he is money when it comes to moving a runner or scoring a runner, but he cannot run. I am looking for tips on teaching youth players the correct running techniques for baseball. Easy tips or drills for increasing speed. This player runs on heels & straight up, I have noticed his lack of speed compared to other players has become a problem for him this year & I would like to be able to help him ASAP. He is 12yr old & med. build. Thanks for any help or websites that might help.

Two things that work well.
1) Incline running either on tred machine, hill or steps. This will focus on toes rather than heels, plus increase overall muscle group.

2) Backwards running. Impossible to land on heels during this excercise.

Remember: Speed never slumps!
Jeff M


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