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Re: Re: Re: Lunging

Posted by: Dan54 () on Fri Mar 26 09:40:24 2004

Sorry, i meant to say "outside" not inside. i'm human.

however, i disagree that by separating the swing into two parts to work on one skill (learning to stroke the ball withought lunging) is wrong. i'm glad you gave me the example of pitchers- pitching coaches focus one just the "second half" of a delivery all the time (throwing from the break). is that wrong too? i appreciate your view, but please, just because it's not what you would do doesn't mean you should disregard it altogether. i've done it for years and it works.

"note-also helps hitter stay inside the ball on inside pitches."
> Hitters do not stay inside the ball on inside pitches. The only pitch that they are "outside" the ball on would be an inside pitch since they must hit the ball out in front more. Also, any drill such as the one you described where the hitter swings from a stand still position is not good. Essentially what you are doing is stripping the player of his rhythmn. The purpose of a (load,trigger,separation) is to allow the hitter to build up rhythmn and energy to get more bat speed. Just as a pitcher winds-up and throws. Having the hitter get into a load position and then pause is like having a pitcher start his windup and then stop in the middle of it. Everything the pitcher has done up to that point to build up rhythm and energy has now been lost. It is the same principle with a hitter. Any time you do soft toss, you want to make sure that the hitter is matching rhythmn to the tosser just as he would to the pitcher in the game.


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