Swing Breakdown

Guess what?  Hitting a baseball is tough.  In my opinion, it’s the hardest thing to do in all of sports.  It is a specialized skill that a select few people can do successfully.

Being a superior athlete will get you a long way in most sports, but doesn’t necessarily mean you can hit.  Let’s use Lebron James as an example.  He is one of the greatest basketball players of all-time.  Put him on a soccer field and he would be a star.  Most NFL quarterbacks would love to have a target like him to throw to.  Throw him a 90-mph slider and more than likely, he won’t even touch it.

With a fraction of a second being the time it takes the baseball to reach home plate once it leaves the pitcher’s hand, you don’t have time to think about the mechanics of your swing.  The swing must be embedded into your muscle memory through repetition.  Taking batting practice, working with a batting tee and studying video are just a few ways to work on your swing.  Make sure you are practicing proper mechanics.

Swing Breakdown

  1. Stance & Rhythm
  2. Load
  3. Stride & Separation
  4. Launch
  5. Contact
  6. Extend & Follow Through
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