Re: Youth hitters hitting fast pitchers
Originally Posted by frenetic wave
This is your answer. Kids swing late on pitches not because they have slow swings but because they are planting their foot and starting their swings late. Get the kids used to having their front foot planted early just before the pitcher is to release the ball.
Like Freak said, at that age body control and mind control can be a bit tough to manage, so some kids might have trouble with timing and balance (and remembering).
I agree...I think the front foot is the key. It usually isn't the issue of getting the bat through in time, it's getting started late because of that front foot.
Great peace of advice from you two!
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.