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    This site lists a number of drills:

    The Soft Tap
    The Fence Drill
    The Chair Drill
    The Soft Toss
    The Pre-Stride
    The Inside-Outside Tee
    The Rolly Polly
    The Power Bat
    The Shadow Drill
    Vision Drills
    The Weight Back

    How do these drill rate? Are these drills I should be doing with my players? My sons?

    Thanks,

    Tom

  • #2
    look at the kids swing on the sight.Do you want your kid looking like that? The drills may be ok but the "model swing" they show is horrible

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tominct
      This site lists a number of drills:

      The Soft Tap
      The Fence Drill
      The Chair Drill
      The Soft Toss
      The Pre-Stride
      The Inside-Outside Tee
      The Rolly Polly
      The Power Bat
      The Shadow Drill
      Vision Drills
      The Weight Back

      How do these drill rate? Are these drills I should be doing with my players? My sons?

      Thanks,

      Tom
      I don't know if you are religious or have any knowledge of good and evil from a religion perspective, but those drills are the Devil's creation. If you want to insure that your players and sons NEVER become any good at hitting, use those drills.

      NONE of those drills will create a swing that will give you a chance to hit for a high average, and you will NEVER hit with any power. I just wanted to cry as I looked at all those drills. It was like fingernails on chalk board as I read and watched each one.

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      • #4
        Not even the Fence Drill???

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MSandman
          Not even the Fence Drill???
          Not the way they do the fence drill, nor the way Epstein does it. I use a modified version and only for a few slow motion swings to get them to learn not to cast, or push the hands away. I use it to teach them to lag the bathead, more than to teach them to pull the hands inside.

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          • #6
            It almost seems like satire, doesn't it?

            It is extremely painful for me to watch a clip of a D1 coach where he says you don't want weight forward during the swing.

            Whatever his intent in using this statement, words mean things. And to 99% of people - including parents trying to teach their kid to hit, "no weight forward" means that the weight should remain on the back leg.

            It just makes you want to cry.

            Regards,

            Scott

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            • #7
              Kotchman

              Casey Kotchman a player in the Anaheim organization showed me a drill he does, to get the feeling of leaving his front hip closed with a closed foot. He has been the best hitter in the organization for many years.

              He stands on his front foot hitting off of a Tee. When he swings, his back foot/leg will shoot out behind him causing him to hit the ball with his front hip closed. Then when he puts his back foot down, he feels like he is rotation around that front hip rather than just spinning in place.

              Try it,Thoughts?

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              • #8
                can you post a clip of that gem?

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                • #9
                  You know I believe most of us here could do all these drills and still hit. I mean that being paranoid about different swing drills is sort of funny.

                  A general swing athletism is recommended . Hitting rocks, self toss, undercutting , topspin, bottom hand only , top hand only. Stop and go drills, hitting high balls off of a tee, hitting low balls. ......the list is too long.

                  What is missing is an understanding about the swing by young players and the practice that creates feel and not just robots.

                  In golf terms maybe you should strive be a "shot maker" by rotating through many pitch locations and presentations. There are few perfect pitches and fewer perfect swings in a real game. Kids are not that fragile.

                  I am surely the last to say throw the mechanics out but kids need a variety of experiences ; probably more than they are willing to practice.

                  The baseball training aids business is probably 10-20 million in total.

                  Video Games is 9.0 Billion.

                  Kids toys 23 billion. So you see the problem. Not the availability of "stuff' and bad drills...it is the lack of time spent swinging a bat.

                  Fast foods comes in 110 Billion....that is where the speed goes.

                  No money for equipment? women buy 12 billion in diamonds for themselves that the husband doesn't know about.

                  I don't have the husband Bud Lite total..........

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wogdoggy
                    can you post a clip of that gem?
                    Yea, I'll do it next time I hit.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hiddengem
                      Casey Kotchman a player in the Anaheim organization showed me a drill he does, to get the feeling of leaving his front hip closed with a closed foot. He has been the best hitter in the organization for many years.

                      He stands on his front foot hitting off of a Tee. When he swings, his back foot/leg will shoot out behind him causing him to hit the ball with his front hip closed. Then when he puts his back foot down, he feels like he is rotation around that front hip rather than just spinning in place.

                      Try it,Thoughts?
                      Huh? I don't know, you lost me somehwere, I think I need clarification about "when he puts his back foot down..." I don't get it!

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                      • #12
                        Huh? I don't know, you lost me somehwere, I think I need clarification about "when he puts his back foot down..." I don't get it!
                        he puts it back down after he had hit the ball off one leg

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by swingbuster
                          he puts it back down after he had hit the ball off one leg
                          Yeah, I get that part, but not the part about the rotation. If he keeps his front foot closed, does he rotate therefore? and If not, then how does he feel it when he puts the back foot down?

                          Call me stupid if you must, but i'm confused, and I can't do it myself, had surgery friday and really can't move much yet.

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