Re: Re: linear v. rotational
> > there is no doubt that linear hitting is the way to go. its the only way to get todays youth ready for higher level competition. look up the east cobb astros and you will see some of the greatest younger hitters in the country and they are mostly using a linear
> technique. you wont find an everyday spot in their line ups if you cant hit. linear is the way to go.
> East Cobb does teach linear hitting, but that is not how major leaguers swing. I played on the Astros growing up and we all hit linear, and we still dominated. But you have to realize the competition doesnt hit roational either. It obviously takes years to develop a major league swing, and this website is a good starting point. Kids can be successful with a linear swing, especially the top athletes which is what makes up every astros club. But as you get older and pitching is more advanced, to be successful you have to put the bat on the plane of the pitch to increase your margin for error. I would recommend that you try to teach any of your kids a rotational swing by high school because a rotational swing can be a huge benefit to an undersized freshman trying to compete with varsity.
East Cobb doesn't teach hitting all that well. They win with superior defense and pitching and do a great job teaching the game. Too bad to have that much talent run through there and the hitting instruction is subpar. Too many linear cues and techniques taught there.
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