The Great Debate!!

Rotational hitting VS linear hitting!!

Do you know the difference between the two? Which one does your coach teach your child? If you dont know the answer to either question, listen up!!

The very first thing you really need to do is, read about each style. Then watch and see what the pros are doing. After you decide what you want your child to learn, find out what the coach is teaching your child. Whether its your summer coach or a hitting camp/coach, your over paying for, just ask them what they teach. If they dont know what style, RUN!! If they choose a style, you dont agree with, RUN!!

I would be willing to bet that at least 80 percent of summer coaches and 30 % of high school coaches, have never heard of either style. The reason why most of the summer coaches dont know is, they dont really take the time to learn and improve on their knowledge. They just teach what they were taught. I would also be willing to bet they are also giving bad advice VS good. Do you hear the coach yell, “squish the bug”, “get that back elbow up”, “throw your hands at the ball”?

Statistically speaking, once your child is above the age of 10, bad habits are hard to break.  I heard a great quote sometime ago and I preach it to my kids, “practice makes permanent”. You can spend 2-3 hours a day at the cages or pitching and never see results because all your practice is improper mechanics.

If you are serious about the growth of your child’s baseball knowledge and performance, this is the site you’ve been looking for. Stay up to date with my posts and also scroll my blogroll and see what other people are saying about styles and philosophy.  Also, Please dont hesitate to ask.

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One Response to The Great Debate!!

  1. Money says:

    This is a photo of one of my ball players. It is just after contact and Im not sure if he got onto his back toe or not (he usually does). He is only 8 years old, playing on my fall team. The Fall team competed in the 12AAA division and we only had 4, 12 year olds. That’s another post!!

    Anyway… this player grew drastically over the short fall season we had. I wish I had a before shot like this… I will look, I might have one!! But regardless, don’t let someone tell you, kids are too young to learn this style…

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