Hitting Technique:

  1. Grip: The bat should be held in the finger not in the palms
  2. Stance:
    1. Distance from plate
    2. Width
    3. Balance
    4. Neutral verses Open and Closed Stance
  3. Hands: The hands should start near the ear
  4. Trigger/Load: A trigger or load is the movement done to get in a power position. We teach the rotational method to eliminate as much body and head movement as possible. When a hitter triggers or load the shoulders and hips point towards where second base plays. For a left handed hitter the shoulders and hips point to where the short stop plays.
  5. Lower Body Pivot:
    1. Squish the Bug
    2. Hips rotate so belly button is pointing to the pitcher
    3. No weight shift
    4. Balance to unbalance: The hitter should start in a balanced stance. The swing should continue to be balanced. But if they finish properly, there will be a little wobble at the end of the swing.
  6. The Swing:
    1. Top hand attacks at 45 degrees
    2. Inside-out
    3. Rotation is completed by back shoulder coming forward not front shoulder going back.
    4. Top hand pops at contact
    5. Hips accelerates at contact
    6. Hands accelerate at contact
    7. Hand release from the body towards pitcher
    8. Hands (not the bat) should finish at or on the shelf (the shelf is the shoulder)
  7. Finish:
    1. Over the plate
    2. Back shoulder & hip through
    3. Finish on ball of foot not the toe
    4. Head down

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