I have a LOT of thoughts and material on hitting, so how does it all fit together?
I've spent the past year and a half thinking hard about that question and how it should influence my hitting materials, how I present things, and in what order.
This piece reflects my latest thoughts that question based on my recent experiences working with...
- Second Graders
- Middle Schoolers
- High Schoolers
- College Hitters
- Major League Hitters
The idea is to organize everything in a progression that...
- Reflects what the best hitters (actually) do.
- Doesn't overwhelm kids, parents, and coaches.
- Keeps them on the path to developing the High-Level Swing.
The High-Level Swing
What do I teach? Linear or Rotational?
Given that a good swing is both Linear and Rotational, I'm not interested in that question beyond establishing that Rotation is a key element of a good swing.
In general, I teach the High-Level Swing; the swing that is used by the best players.
Hitting Mechanics 101
- Why Rotation and Rotational Hitting?
- Getting to Contact
- The Simplest Swing
- Vertical V
- Power Position
- Hitting the Fastball
- Down the Middle
- Anywhere in the Strike Zone
- Rotational Hitting 101 Streaming DVD
Advanced Hitting Mechanics
- Hitting the Curveball
- Warning Track Power