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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Baseball Hitting Drills For the Stride

By Joe Brockhoff

In our Hitting System, we practice striding during the following batting practice sequence:

• Soft body, no stride, full take
• Load and Stride - Take
• Load - Stride - Pivot

Isolating these three activities by themselves can be performed alone at home without a pitched ball, or during batting practice, like in our Hitting Agenda and Tempo Drills. This builds the stride to the point where it is constant. Here are the rules for the best stride:

• The stride travels only 6 inches.
• The stride lands on the ball of the foot
• The stride goes directly ahead and in the same place each time.
• The stride begins on pitchers release.
• The hands stay home near the back shoulder during the stride and are not released to make the bat contact the ball until after the pivot (rotation of the hips).

Another coaching point: The stride should be initiated in the large muscle mass of the hips. In other words, it is a slight linear push of the hips toward the ball. The front foot merely follows this push, landing on the ball of the foot. When the front heel goes down, this keys the turn of the hips and the weight transfer.

When facing a pitcher with above average velocity, a baseball player must be quick in the hips and rotate accordingly... having the ability to clear his mid section and allow his hands to get out in front makes for better contact with the ball. The stride plays a vital role in developing from linear to rotation for a sinker or four seam fastball for weight through the ball.

Former Tulane Hall of Fame Baseball Coach, Joe Brockhoff, fully explains his baseball hitting drills with the Super 8 Hitting System, completely demonstrated with videos and baseball hitting tips to help you hit with more power and raise your batting average. http://www.LearnBaseballHitting.com.

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1 comment:

  1. This looks like a very good tool for a youth baseball team. As a youth baseball coach, I have recently started a new web site called http://www.my-youth-baseball.com for the purpose of educating youth baseball coaches, parents and players about drills and strategies that will assist their team in improving their performance on the field.

    It has been my experience that most league coaches are parents trying to do the best they can, but may lack knowledge or expertise in developing young baseball players. At my-youth-baseball.com, I try to give them basic information and strategy that will most certainly aide them in the development of their team.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Again, great hitting tool!


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