Hitting: Productive Short Swing

Hitting: Productive Short Swing

In this drill we are going to talk about having a compact swing. Having that short swing path, get connected, stay on plane with the baseball, and drive through it.

We’re gonna take a softball, place it under our right arm, right elbow. Now no matter if you have a high elbow, or a little bit more down, it doesn’t matter, it’s just a drill. You’re going to take the ball, put it under your armpit. What this is going to do is, we are going to do the same exact kind of Hit and Freeze Drill, and it’s going to force us to get into the plane and connect. You can notice how my barrel stays in the plane of the ball.

If the ball comes out, that means my upper body disengaged from my lower body, and I kinda get down and get choppy. So, the softball allows us to stay connected. Its a simple drill, it forces us to engage our lower half, because in order to get my barrel to the baseball, I have to connect and engage my lower half.

So that is a good way to force to make sure we are staying connected, we are keeping the swing short and quick, and getting straight to the ball.

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