16 Apr Bat Speed Training Tips
Spread out in your batting stance and make sure your weight distribution is on inside balls of your feet. Back elbow down and your hands are relaxed at the top of the strike zone (close to your back shoulder).
Attention parents and coaches! We are not using the player’s regular game day stance we are spread out to isolate hip rotation.
Sequence to Isolate Rotation
- Small in turn of knee
- Hips rotate toward rear buttock
- Hips rotate forward
- Hips rotate your back foot
- Hips rotate your back elbow
- Hands go to ball
Attention parents and coaches! Use the back foot as your indicator for correct rotation.
Hip rotation takes the weight off your back foot, so you can spin on your back toe. Without using your hips, spinning on your back toe is virtually impossible.
Coaches can toss the ball below the knees and have the player take the pitch, don’t swing. Make sure player takes the pitch at the last second by rotating the back foot (from the hips) while keeping the hands back.