I am teaching an 8U rec team right now (practice tonight at 6:30).
Originally Posted by Kevlar7
I keep things EXTREMELY simple.
It's more about what NOT to teach them than what TO teach them.
Basically, I make sure their hands are back by their back shoulders, their back elbow is at the level of their hands, and that they start the swing from their hips. Most end up with pretty good rotation naturally.
I have to teach some of the boys to not lunge at the pitch and wait for the pitch to come to them.
I do see a fair amount of bat drag, but I'm not worried about that right now since it works (this is coach pitch).
My biggest concern is with one kid (good athlete) who has been taught to make the Power V at the point of contact by a paid instructor. I need to talk to his mom and tell her to not go back there.
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