- Incorrect rotation triggers too much weight on your back leg/foot.
- Pressure on your back leg/foot triggers a tilt in the angle of your hips and prevents you from turning your back foot from your hips, and you rotate from your knee.
- Tilt in your hips triggers dipping of your shoulders; as your shoulders connect to your spine, and to your pelvis/hips.
- Dipping of the shoulders triggers pulling off the ball and a long, and loopy swing as your bat head to drops.
- Weight on your back leg/foot triggers pulling off the ball; as your upper body fights your lower body resulting in spinning off the ball.
- Weight on your back leg/foot triggers slow rotation; slow rear foot rotation correlates to reduced bat speed.
- Incorrect weight distribution triggers you to spin/pull-off the ball the ball.
- Spinning off the ball triggers problems reaching an outside pitch.
- Problems reaching the outside pitch triggers strikeouts, pop-ups, and weak ground balls.
CHAIN REACTION OF RUSHING YOUR STRIDE
Failure to see/track the ball, over-swinging, lacking confidence, nervousness, or trying to pull the ball too much will cause you to rush your stride.
- Rushing your batting stride triggers your front foot to land too open (big toe pointing at the pitcher).
- Opening your hips too early.
- Flying open too early with your front shoulder.
- Pulling your head off the ball.
- Reduces your ability to react to late movement on the slider, cutter or change up pitches.
- Reduces contact accuracy.
- Increases strikeouts, pop-ups and ground balls.