A high school player that was a hitting student of mine over the last three years came for a lesson this week after a 5 month layoff from high school football. Although we hadn't worked on his swing, he had been making semi-frequent trips to the local batting cage to keep his swing in check.
Now as the high school season begins to get underway this Monday, he returned frustrated with his swing. After two hacks, I saw he was "kissing" the ball (leaning his head too far forward) in an attempt to put backspin and weight on the ball.
This movement had altered his swing plane dramatically with an angle to the ball too steep to create FAT contact, AND with poor weight transfer caused by leaning his head over his front foot.
With a few small adjustments, I was able to correct his upper body lean and put his hands in the proper area to create a better, flatter swing path towards the baseball. His head and weight now transfer more fluidly through his lower half and core and is able to transfer energy from lower to upper body with greater efficiency and control.
In today's game, he hit two hard shots and texted me the good news.
Coach Corral TIP: Remembering what you are taught, then working in the mirror to keep tabs on your mechanics is a player's perfect solution to maintaining your mechanics. Video work and pictures are also very helpful if you have access to this.
If you have a swing that you'd like me to look at, videotape yourself and email me about posting it on the site. I'll send you feedback of your swing or anything else you'd like me to help with.
Yours in the game,