Eyes, Head and Mind
- Overthinking or over-complicating hitting mechanics is detrimental to gameday performance..
- Focus on hitting the ball to the opposite field; naturally fixing common mistakes.
- “Close your mind & open your eyes,” triggering your natural/reactive swing. Use 100% focus to see the ball as it releases from the hand. Track the ball for as long as possible, all the way to the point of contact.
- Too much head movement triggers striking out, “roll over ground balls,” and “weak pop-ups.”
- Make sure your head is down all the way past the point of contact. After contact, focus on a spot in front of home plate. For example, you can use a hat or a ball as the focal point.
- Make sure your front foot does not open up too much as it lands on the ground; as this triggers you to “fly open,” with your front shoulder and head.
- Avoid lifting the front foot too far from the ground; movement correlates to swing inconsistencies.
- Make sure you stride in a straight line.
- Your subconscious mind controls your front foot and “rushing” or “landing too open” on your stride; is a precursor to self-doubt.
- The back foot provides a glimpse into the performance of your overall swing.
- Make sure you spin on the back toes.
- Focus on turning your leg from your hip, avoid rotating from your knee.
- Keep your back elbow close to your rib cage. The back elbow plays a vital role in bat speed and power, if it extends too far away from your torso, you’ll find it difficult to hit an inside fastball.
- Training your kids to keep their “hands inside the baseball” is one of the most difficult challenges you’ll face as parents. To make things easier hitlasers.com created the Laser Strap.
- The Laser Strap uses precise resistance, keeping your elbows at the perfect distance from your body’s center; all throughout your swing.