Saturday, July 22, 2017

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 […]

Training The Inside (Gold)

March 15, 2011 by  
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A follow up to Phase Three that will help teach your players to get their hands (hitters box) around their body.  Players have to have great mechanics to handle a pitch busting them in, so make it a major part of your training sessions.

A Stiff Back Leg (Gold)

March 15, 2011 by  
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What do you do with a player that has a stiff back leg as they are swinging?  Here is how I fix the stiff back leg.

Bat Lag – How I fix it (Gold)

March 13, 2011 by  
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I get this question a great deal and the front elbow is the key to preventing a lagging bat.

Locking Out The Frontside (Gold)

March 13, 2011 by  
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Another Sparkcast video request from another one of our coaches.  Coach, when does the front leg lock out?

The “Gomes” Drill (Gold)

March 12, 2011 by  
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The following video was designed for one of my coaches that recently asked about the back elbow position and how to correct the back elbow from drifting towards the pitcher as a player swings.  Hope it helps!

Rotational v Linear (Gold)

November 23, 2010 by  
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Coach Parker breaks down the difference between rotational and linear mechanics and why rotational mechanics are hands down the best way to teach your players how to maximize their swing.

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