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    I've got a 10yo boy that is a decent contact hitter and an 8yo girl that has decided to take up playing ball. Reading this forum has taught me just how confused I really am about teaching them to hit.

    I'm really interested in learning the rotational method and then using it to teach my kids to be better hitters.

    Where do I start? What are the basic steps of the process?

    I need to start from the ground up.

  • #2
    Seriously no kidding bs aside truth right between the eyes? I'd find a way to spend a couple of hours with your kids and Steve Englishbey. If he's not coming to your area soon plane tickets are cheap if you plan ahead a few weeks. Otherwise, you will spend a LOT of time not getting ahead NEARLY as fast. If that's not in the budget, I'd buy Steve's DVD's and read everything on here and on setpro which you can still read for 10 bucks a month. But believe me, you will wish you had gotten the jump start from Steve.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mark H
      Seriously no kidding bs aside truth right between the eyes? I'd find a way to spend a couple of hours with your kids and Steve Englishbey. If he's not coming to your area soon plane tickets are cheap if you plan ahead a few weeks. Otherwise, you will spend a LOT of time not getting ahead NEARLY as fast. If that's not in the budget, I'd buy Steve's DVD's and read everything on here and on setpro which you can still read for 10 bucks a month. But believe me, you will wish you had gotten the jump start from Steve.
      That would be my advice as well.

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      • #4
        I haven't trained with Steve in person like the others have, but I've been researching and experimenting with this since August of 2005. The concepts are just starting to fall in place for me. I did not have this opinion when I started, but I now think one-on-one training is definitely the way to go.

        And after speaking with Steve E last night, he would be my choice. But unfortunately, I can't justify the expense to my wife so I'll have to settle for his DVD's

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        • #5
          10 and 8 yrs old

          Dontuc,

          The advice by Mark and Fungo is the best.

          The fact that they are 10 and 8 (not Mark and Fungo---your kids, lol) is a huge benefit. (starting so young)

          The other factor will be your willingness to learn and stick with it and I think you've taken the right first step,,,,,,Asking for help.

          There is a thread called Advice Requested on here. Read that. There are some other great threads too.

          One of the best comments that I can pass on has already been stated elsewhere (by Ohfer, Siggy, Hgem and others) and it goes something like this,
          "You will be your kids' best hitting instructor because you will be able to spend the necessary time with them."

          Get the best, see Steve, get the DVD's and begin the journey.
          You won't regret it.

          Originally posted by pgibbons
          The concepts are just starting to fall in place for me.
          Very well said.
          And they will continue to make more sense as you go along.
          Your committment level to understanding the swing will determine your success. My best wishes.

          Sincerely,
          LClifton

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          • #6
            Making the trip might not be in the budget right now. How do I go about getting the DVD's?

            I've been reading some of the threads trying to get a grasp. I can see that I'm going to have to unlearn what little bit I know and try to re-learn it so I can apply it with the kids. From just reading and learning, I'm amazed that my son hits as well as he does knowing what I taught him.

            I'm also excited because I'm hoping this will really take off with my daughter once we get an idea of what direction to take. She swings the bat hard for an 8 yo girl. Her mechanics are just terrible right now being a newbie to the sport. Right now I've just been doing a lot of tee work with her trying to make sure she gets used to keeping her head on the ball as she swings.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dontuc
              How do I go about getting the DVD's?
              Send Steve a private message through this forum. It may take a while, but he wll get back to you and let you know to proceed. Get him on the phone and don't plan anything else for an hour or so, it'll be an hour well spent.

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              • #8
                work in progress

                We've been working on swings with what I've been able to glean from the info and videos in these threads. My 10yo isn't really a power hitter...he's always been one of the smallest guys on the team. He hit his 1st two HR in practice yesterday. He bounced two more over and had a few more to the fence. He's always been a center to opp field hitter, but most everything he hit yesterday was center to left.

                My 8yo hit some of her best balls yet as well.

                We've been working mainly with soft-toss and off of the tee.

                The scary thing is I feel like I'm about 10% proficient with the method and therefore stink a trying to get it thru to the kids. I know this is working and can't wait to learn/teach more.

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                • #9
                  Excellent!

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