Re: Matt In Char Nc
Thanks guys, we really work at it. The swing is really good, and he has good size and hits with some power. So many folks at our league have their kids going to lessons with multiple coaches, try to coach them themselves and have their team coaches yammering at them as well. Too many voices. Dad is the coach and no one else is in his ear. We try to keep it simple. Focus, balance, a still head staying behind the ball, release the hips with flat hands extending through the hitting zone with not a lot of wrist rollover and a high finish and release. When he is really on, he hits the ball where it is pitched and can go the opposite way on the outside pitch and really turn on the inside one. If he starts pulling too much, we focus on the middle of the field and it seems to bring things back. He is starting to understand the mechanics and is starting to have a little feel for what to do when some things get out of sync. The swing that you see resulted in a double through the gap in right center. My goal is trying to keep him hitting line drives and not swinging for the fences. That can be a tough thing. Wish I would have had this swing at 8.
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