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Slapper hitting offspeed/change up

Apr 13, 2015
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for 12-14 age; best drill/drills to work on that aspect of slap hitting...they hit velocity well but struggle with 45-50 mph pitches...thanks
 
Oct 16, 2008
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SE Michigan
for 12-14 age; best drill/drills to work on that aspect of slap hitting...they hit velocity well but struggle with 45-50 mph pitches...thanks
Not really a drill but emphasizing two cues helps with off speed.
- "Both feet on the ground at launch" will help prevent unweighting of right foot at start of swing....improve lower half timing for both soft and hard slaps.
- "Pull back with rear hand at start of cross" will help prevent front side from opening prematurely on hard slaps.

Also, sometimes helps to focus having on a short cross step...especially for hard slap. Seems easier to maintain timing when distance travelled is a little shorter.
 

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