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  • Swinging for the lights...

    Our team right now is currently struggling at the plate (26 K's in 2 games), and I think a lot has to do with our attitude at the plate.

    I am not a believer in labels. I don't use the term rotational or linear, this is what we teach.

    We do not teach to swing down at the ball, we teach a circular path (armpit to armpit).

    Load at release point, hands go back, and short (stepping on ice) stride.

    Just to name a few.

    I think right now we have become very passive at the plate. Almost just trying to put the ball in play mentality, which I hate.

    We have a game today and are not going to be able to hit before, but I almost want to tell every single hitter on our team that if you see a fastball strike, you better swing like it's the last time you will be able to swing again. Try to hit the light posts with every swing you make today. With the hope that this will give us a much more aggressive approach.

    Do you guys think this is a good idea?
    Last edited by DLC11; 04-10-2008, 10:02 AM.

  • #2
    mistaken post


    • #3
      How old and experienced are they?


      • #4
        Originally posted by virg View Post
        How old and experienced are they?
        High school.


        • #5
          If they have ben slumping why not?

          I've been on teams where the coach has done this and it worked out in our favor.

          You know your kids best. And if they are mentally paralyzed by thinking too much about mechanics the best thing you can do IMO is to do something like you've mentioned.


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