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I need help teaching a slapper. I have made 2 previous attempts, girl 1 was lefty, tripped over her own feet, made no attempt to work on speed, frustrated me to giving up. Girl 2 was righty, did ok, didn't have much work ethic, I got frustrated and gave up. Now I have new recruit, cordinated, fast, and a lot of desire. She bats right, but with little power.
I have a few drills, just from clinics: field glove on with pitching machine and work on feet catching ball with glove, slow mo slapping with tee, and St Thomas coach said he starts girls bunting left, then drag bunting, then slap bunting, then full slap.
I need more advice! Thanks!
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I give about 300 slap hitting lessons per year including working with about a dozen new slappers each year. I have tried different sequences and don't think any one way is always best. I now generally start working on the footwork, hard slap stroke, soft slap stroke, drag bunt and then full swing but it's more like introducing each skill over a few sessions and then generally working some on each during subsequent sessions. I don't claim that this is best but it has produced several All Conference or better HS players each year.
I have provided some forum users with my notes in PDF and powerpoint files which are too large to post in forum...I'm not sure if anyone found them helpful. I would be happy to send to you if send me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
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