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Rotational vs. Linear/rotational Hitting

posted Jan 4, 2013, 10:34 AM by Venom Ohtwo   [ updated Jan 4, 2013, 10:34 AM ]
From Rick Asher 9/6/2012

Venom Parents & Players-
Some of our players may take hitting instruction from people that teach
rotational vs. linear/rotational hitting.  I personally teach
linear/rotational or Right View Pro.  Many of the college coaches teach
this style of hitting now days.  One myth is that there is a difference
between a baseball & softball swing.  Not true.  The Right View Pro style
of hitting is developed by Major League Athletes.  Taught by college
coaches such as Sue Enquist and Mike Candrea.
Go to youtube and type in Mike Candrea's name and he has many video clips
out there talking about the parts of the swing.
I am attaching a basic right handed hitter hitting lesson.  I push hard to
teach the verbage so that when we talk about the adjustments the player
needs to make they understand what part of the swing we refer to.  I also
included an outline of one of the hitting clinics i conducted in 2010.  We
will use a similiar format for the 10's and 12's this year.  I will have
more advanced clinics for the older girls.
A player must remember these 5 basic principles:
1-  Be Ready - the hitter starts the load into the hitting position when
the pitcher begins movement.
2-  Be early vs. being late - the hitter needs to ensure the front foot is
down to provide maximum leverage and explosion to contact.
3-  Look inside and adjust away - it is almost impossible to look outside
and adjust to the inside pitch.  The bathead needs to be release early into
the hitting zone on an inside pitch.
4-  Prepare for fastball and adjust to the change up or slower pitch
5-  Prepare for high and adjust to low - this is especially true for
fastpitch softball players.
My favorite quote is "We are what we repeatedly do, therefore, excellence
is not an act, but a habit."
Our focus is to teach the correct fundamentals and practice them over &
over again until there is muscle memory.
Fielding will be next weeks focus
Thanks
Coach Rick
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