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Rolling over the ball

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 by Anonymous

My son is 12 years old and has developed a bad habit of rolling over the ball when he is hitting. Doing this has produced nothing but ground ball, how to we fix him from rolling his wrist to soon?


June 29, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Frozen Ropes Staff says:

Premature wrist roll over can be caused by an improper grip ( make sure he is not overturned on the knuckle alignment on his grip) or an over emphasis on swinging down on the ball. Ask your son to try to hit the ball up in the air and watch to see if his wrists stay "behind" the bat handle. Check to see if his swing follow through is low, many wrist rollers finish their swing below the shoulders instead of hitting through the contact point and ending their swing over their shoulders.
November 17, 2009 at 1:15 AM

luke says:

has nothing to with the grip of the bat! Hook roll-over is when a batter is in front or ahead of the pitch. this most happens on change ups or sliders! practice hitting the other way! let the ball(pitch) get deeper in the strike zone! use a tee!

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