Drill: Stride (Hitting Series - Part 2)
Helps players isolate the stride and understand the important parts of the stride.
Bat and helmet.
This drill can be done as a group with no bats or a batting practice station.
Each player will get into his stance
The coach will simulate a windup and deliver an imaginary pitch.
The player will then coil, stride, and then freeze.
Things to watch for:
- Is most of the weight still back. Make sure they are not lunging.
- Are the hands still back.
- Have the hands dropped.
- Is the body still in the same basic alignment. Sometimes players will bend their knees or bend over during the stride.
- Is the head still at the same height.
I'm quite impressed with your hitting videos, again great content and detail. What I like is the simple way you explain each area using the K.I.S.S. principal; sometimes these types of videos get to heavy on words and it makes it hard for the amateur coaches out there to clearly understand.
Thank you for taking the time to put these videos out for us coaches.
- Ric W.