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Pressing the Stack

November 13, 2015 by  
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Another fabulous drill from a buddy of mine down in Spring, Texas.  Pressing the Stack is all about establishing a strong frontside axis.  Players have to learn how to create resistance on their frontside.  Far too often, I see players going through the drills in system and they are simply too loose in their frontside […]

The Bucket Drill

March 8, 2012 by  
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This is a fabulous drill that will help your players feel the front side stack and will teach them what it feels like to have proper frontside resistance.

The Gomes Drill 2

March 8, 2012 by  
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What happens when the both elbows are moving towards the pitcher?  How do you fix it?  I use the Gomes Drill and Ideal Impact into the contact pad.  Once a player is successfully turning to the contact pad you can move them to the tee.  Once they are comfortable hitting off the tee, it is […]

Set Up

January 5, 2012 by  
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Setting up your players can be crucial.  When I am working with a player I tell them I am going to take a few things away for a little while and then you can have them back.  This allows me to isolate the upper body and really keep the mechanics tight.  Once they have demonstrated […]

Insider Bat Step One

November 30, 2011 by  
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Step One: Paint the Path / Front Arm /Knee / Tee Next Video Set-up on back knee with front foot placed flat, out in front of the body. Set tee in desired starting position making sure player is not reaching to make contact. Set bat face directly behind the ball and slowly draw it back; […]

Insider Bat Step Two

November 30, 2011 by  
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Step Two – Contact Drill / Knee / Tee Get into hitting stance, but remain on one knee. Both hands on the bat and assume proper hitting position with upper body. Slow load and turn to contact. At contact, continue to turn keeping the Hitters Box intact. You want to have strong, locked wrists at […]

Insider Bat Step Three

November 30, 2011 by  
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Step Three – Paint the Path w/Power “V” / Knee / Tee Next Video | Previous Get into hitting stance, but still remain on one knee. Both hands on the bat and assume proper hitting position with upper body. Take face of the bat and place it directly behind the ball in strong hitting position. […]

Insider Bat Step Four

November 30, 2011 by  
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Step Four – Power “V” Front Arm / Standing /Tee Next Video | Previous Get into hitting stance, but now we are working out of a standing position. Front hand on the bat only and assume proper hitting position.  Load with a slight inward turn and stride. As the front foot hits the ground, the […]

Insider Bat Step Five

November 30, 2011 by  
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Step Five – Contact Drill / Standing / Tee Next Video | Previous Get into normal hitting position. Slow load inward turn and stride toward the pitcher. Turn to contact. At contact, continue to turn keeping the Hitters Box intact. You want to have strong, locked wrists at contact and focus on pushing the ball […]

Insider Bat Step Six

November 30, 2011 by  
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Step Six – Power “V” / Standing / Tee Next Video | Previous  Get into normal hitting stance Load with a slight inward turn and stride. As the front foot hits the ground, the swing is initiated. Turn to contact around the front axis and focus on making contact with front elbow slightly bent. You […]

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