Let's take a look at a very typical 9YO youth swing, the result of which was a hard line drive to RCF.
I would rate this lower body action as above average, but I also see a major, but pretty common, problem with bat drag (and borderline lunging).
Throughout this swing, and to a degree because of the bat drag, this hitter has no problem maintaining a Palm Up Palm Down attitude. This is even aided by the bat drag and how that causes the bat to quickly start rotating in a plane perpendicular to the spine.
No wrist rolling takes place in this swing until the frame after the POC, and I have a hard time believing, because of the bat drag, that any wrist rolling is going to take place until this point.
Last edited by Chris O'Leary; 10-13-2009 at 10:40 PM.
I have a player on my 11U team that is barely being taught how to bat correctly. He has it ingrained in him about turning his wrists over right as the ball is coming into the POC. It almost as if the back of the hand is facing the pitcher and the back hand is facing the batter on impact. consequently the back hand rolls over the front hand on the follow through. Rarely will he hit the ball on anything other than a grounder. Lau Jr.'s top hand bottom hand drills are working wonders for this kid and it's great to see.
But will a normal kid do it if he hasn't been taught it? I haven't seen any evidence of that.
But I am still looking.
Do you know who the dad is listening to for instruction?
If you've got a clip that proves otherwise, just post the hands through the POC.
That will hide the identity of the client.
Last edited by Chris O'Leary; 10-13-2009 at 10:56 PM.
"We" may include yourself, but it doesn't include me.That's how we came up with stupid cues like squishing the bug and making the power v at the POC.
I really find this thread difficult to believe. You really can't be this lost. What is the real objective? Is it advertising of your website with the clips you post?
That would be with both hands.
I have had only a handful of students come to me with premature wrist rolling. I address it as soon as I see it. I will go back through my vids and see if I can find a clip if one in particular. She was notorious for it.
All you need to do to know this is a problem is hit 70 mph meatballs down the middle of the plate with a premature wrist roll and without.
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Last edited by skipper5; 10-14-2009 at 07:39 AM.