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    I've been using this machine with my 8 yr old as well as with his 8U little league team to help reduce lunging. That seems to be the most notable flaw in most swings I see at this age. Everyone gets over their front foot and chops down at the ball. The HBH seemed to groove my sons swing pretty well last year and he showed progress, though at times he still gets too forward and sweeps the bat out front instead of staying back and in the correct swing path.

    What other drills/techniques are good to keep kids back and find the correct swing path. It doesn't do too much good to explain everything to kids this age. I just need some drills to get them practicing a more efficient swing.

    Zbo
    "We may lose and we may win....though we will never be here again"
    -Eagles

  • #2
    Originally posted by CoachZbo View Post
    I've been using this machine with my 8 yr old as well as with his 8U little league team to help reduce lunging. That seems to be the most notable flaw in most swings I see at this age. Everyone gets over their front foot and chops down at the ball. The HBH seemed to groove my sons swing pretty well last year and he showed progress, though at times he still gets too forward and sweeps the bat out front instead of staying back and in the correct swing path.

    What other drills/techniques are good to keep kids back and find the correct swing path. It doesn't do too much good to explain everything to kids this age. I just need some drills to get them practicing a more efficient swing.

    Zbo
    oh boy here we go again...ALTHOUGH I do agree that lunging is a huge problem with alot of kids

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CoachZbo View Post
      What other drills/techniques are good to keep kids back and find the correct swing path. It doesn't do too much good to explain everything to kids this age. I just need some drills to get them practicing a more efficient swing.

      Zbo


      teach the child what a stide is, than teach them how to swing without moving there head after the stride.


      you need to get the stay back hitting tee
      http://sporttrainingstores.com/staybacktee.html

      if not get someone to bend you some rebarb and put some padding on it and a regular batting tee
      Yogi Berra was asked by a reporter "How do you catch a knuckle ball?" He came right back and said "When it stops rolling"

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      • #4
        BTW, we use the HBH with wiffleballs (aluminum bat, of course). We hit the ball going up, so that there is only a brief pause after the front foot comes down.
        Last edited by CoachZbo; 04-08-2008, 12:45 PM.
        "We may lose and we may win....though we will never be here again"
        -Eagles

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