Initial Movement – Drive

On Drive – Lead with H&S

On Drive TH FO

Slo Mo On Drive Lead with H&S

Slow Mo Cover Drive Lead with H&S

What: Focus on the Initial Movement

  • Late movement
  • Positive movement
  • Leading with head and shoulders
  • Side on and the upper body remains tall, a common mistake is players hinge at the hips.
  • KIS (Keep It Simple) – Move when you need to and only as much as you have to
  • Chin up – Track with eyes
  • Let the bat hit the ball – extend arms (depending on age – a full swing of bat)
  • Strong wrist
  • Bottom hand palm off bat still gripping with thumb, index and third finger.

On Drive

  • Shorter stride
  • Clear front leg