Dare to Hit .400 (Art & Science of Coaching) by Jake Boss

By Jake Boss

An in depth evaluation of the basics and methods of potent hitting. Covers angle, stance, visualization and execution, follow-through, visual view and intensity conception, bunting, drills, troubleshooting and masses extra.

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When his bat makes contact with the ball, the hitter's elbows will be close together, so starting them close only makes sense. The farther apart his elbows are to begin with, the longer the hitter's swing will be-and the less effective it will be when the hitter is facing good pitching. Figure 2-5: The "strong triangle" keeps the hitter short and quick. For some reason, many coaches still espouse the "back elbow up" theory. When a player uses that technique and keeps his back elbow up, his bat speed and quickness suffer.

The pole also gives the hitter the ability to hit from the center of his body, and allows him to hit against his front foot and leg, not over them. If this imaginary pole scenario were taken literally, then the hip movement up, down, forward, and backward by the hitter would be minimal, but his hip rotation would still be potentially explosive. The hitter's hips, along with the rest of his body, would be able to start square and finish square, and his head movement would be minimal, thus enabling him to focus strictly on tracking the ball.

Allows his hands to aggressively dominate his swing. �Properly identifies the location of the ball and hits it hard accordingly. �Correctly utilizes the full range of motion in the proper body parts in order to execute �his swing (the hips, the torso, the arms, the hands, and the wrists). �Is consistently productive at the plate. �Pushes himself to be productive. �Never gives in to a pitch. �Always takes the right approach and attitude to the plate. �Hits on his terms and aggressively dominates the pitch.

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