Girls - here is a video of all Div. I girls. Study the parts of the swing : stance, load, toe touch, heel plant, connection, bat lag, contact, extension, finish
Let's study Alexei Ramirez's swing parts. Can you see all the parts of the swing? Stance, Load, Toe Touch, Heel Plant, Connection, Bat Lag, Contact, Extension and finish.
Focuses on correcting swing Plane. You will see Torque drill, Palm up Drill, and End Game drill.
Video focuses on drills to help hitters with a compact swing. Shows high tee, double tee drill, Muhl tee and top hand only swings.
Palm Up video - Here is a discussion of why we study parts of the swing and how it leads to palm up drill
I created this video to show parents that I am not making this stuff up. Alternating black and white video with color to show that this stuff is not NEW!!! Here we show that powerful hitters transfer weight - proven by the back foot turning or flipping and a firm front side.Can you guess all the hitters?
Here we are looking some hitters plotted swing planes. You can learn what a short quick swing plane looks like when you plot many points together.
In the End Game drill we are teaching the forward swing backwards. If the hitter can execute the proper parts of the swing backwards, then he or she is very likely going to learn the proper path forward. We ultimately look to hit the ball with backspin consistently.
In this Crossover drill hitters are asked to cross over in front, then load and toe touch. We are building momentum and learning how to transfer weight under control. And, most important we are teaching hands out in front at contact.
In Drop Ball coach drops ball when the toe touches. The idea here is to learn not to load after toe touch, then be quick to the ball. Obstacle is placed in low zone to force hitter to get to the ball quicker.
Hitters who practice the Knee Lift Drill are learning to transfer weight and hit he ball Harder. If hitter falls backwards then he or she did not transfer enough weight. By keeping front foot closed the hitter can finish - then return to proper starting position with balance.
Here is an advanced High School hitter demonstrating Torque drill. We usually do this with a close stride angle, but here he is doing it with and open foot. Notice short quick but powerful swing. This is a swing plane and rotational drill also focusing on keeping bat close to shoulder and not casting barrel too early.
Here are some kids using the Insider Bat at Hebert Hitting. Helps hitters learn to keep hands inside and get hands out front.