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Posted by: Brian (
) on Tue Aug 26 15:36:44 2008
>I coached two teams this year, one regular season, one Jimmy Fund and , I can now say when I look back, that a good majority of those kids, regardless of how many pitches or, drills you throw at them, haven't gotten it, don't get it, and won't get it.
A player can practice and practice, but not get any better until he/she develops proper swing mechanics. All golfers have watched a friend spend hundreds of bucks at the range and continue to slice/hook/top/etc the ball week after week. If you are not taught correctly, it will be very hard to develop proper mechanics.
If Ted Williams had been taught the fence drill and used those mechanics, we would have probably never heard of him.
Jack probably reviews a handful of players' swings each week on video and gives personal lessons to a couple others each week. Invaribly we see swing flaws caused by poor coaching techniques. We also see obvious flaws that kill the swing that the batting coaches just don't see in normal batting practice.
Most of Jack's students have never even seen their swing in frame-by-frame speed or seen their mechanics put next to a great hitter. Most of these players and their local batting coach have no clue what flaws exist in the swing.
While progress is being made, most coaches (at all levels) still coach like they did 50 years ago and do not avial themselves to the new information and tools.
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