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Drill to keep stride foot from opening?

Friday, May 14, 2010 by Hudson McKinley

Hi im Hudson age 12 and play little league baseball as a catcher and get lessons at Frozen ropes( btw is awsome!!!)When i take my stride before my swing my foot opens up and a chain reaction happens with my shoulder opening and my head flying up. Are there any drills or thoughts on how i can fix this?


May 20, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Mike says:

Hit on batting tee. Put the tee even with your back leg. Hit to right over and over. Keeping your chin on your front shoulder. Short 3in stride or shorter. Do this with 1 arm both right and left( choke way up). Then both arms
June 9, 2010 at 8:44 PM

tyler says:

Make sure to keep your foot parallel with your back foot, think of trying to get your stride foot (if you hit righty) to point more towards first base. This will keep your hips from opening and your head and shoulders flying off enabling you to see the ball longer and get more power behind your swing.
June 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Fred says:

Try putting your front foot in an empty ball bucket when you're taking BP. If you put your foot up against the inside of the bucket, it should prevent your foot from opening up. Hopefully, once the rest of you gets comfortable swinging with your foot and front leg staying closed, you'll be able to keep closed even without using the bucket.
November 28, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Eric says:

I have the same problem

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