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    the fence drill is often criticized because you cannot really hit a ball and the swing path is not realistic.

    I found out a more realistic drill is to put a broomstick or something into a second tee (or use another thing to make the stick stand) behind the tee with the ball. place the second tee about 2 feet behind the ball and 2 inches outside.

    this prevents casting out in the back and keepind the hands inside/hinge angle not to open too early but then allows the bat to go out naturally to the ball.

    here is a vid:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83g8-...eature=related

    you have to play with the location a little. if you have it directly behind the ball it needs to be further behind the ball and if you have it slightly outside it can be closer. find the best location by experimenting so that it doesn't impair the swing too much but still forces the hands to be inside. personally I like it a little closer to the ball (less than a bat length) then in the video.
    I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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    Interesting for sure. I usually just hold a folding chair and stand behind by boys so they get the idea. It has seemed to help. This would definitely allow someone to do this individually which is good. Also, wouldn't teaching connecting the elbow to the hips/lower body eliminate casting as well?

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    • #3
      I've been doing the deltoid drill with my Little League Minors team. They swing with the handle against their deltoid as they swing similar to the Eptein's torque drill. I'll even do a full round of bp this way. I now have a couple players who hit this way during their game swings. I know it's not a long term swing, but it helps cure casting and dropping the hands.

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      • #4
        I've been doing the deltoid drill with my Little League Minors team. They swing with the handle against their deltoid as they swing similar to the Eptein's torque drill. I'll even do a full round of bp this way. I now have a couple players who hit this way during their game swings. I know it's not a long term swing, but it helps cure casting and dropping the hands.

        I've had similar success with this.
        For my money, it's the only sure short-cut to a short connected swing.
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        • #5
          Anyone have a link to a video of this deltoid drill?

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