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Is this a good hitting position to be in when contact is made?

by Blake

I would like to know if this is a good hitting position to be in when contact is made?

Rick answered: Blake, thank you for your question.

Your positioning looks good. The three pictures above will give you something visual to compare to.

Two essential factors for hitters, are you balanced over your knees and are you seeing the baseball.

Your power is generated from the ground up, so it is important to be on line and balanced.

No matter how good your mechanics are, you will not hit what you don't see.

Seeing and tracking the baseball is essential.

I can see you have put much time and effort into your swing. Keep working at it.

As you move forward you will find that hitting becomes more mental than physical.

Sound mechanics provide you with the confidence to step in the box, concentrate on seeing the ball at the pitcher's release point, tracking it to all the way to the plate, without thinking where your feet, hands and body are.

Good luck as you move forward. You are headed in the right direction.

Yours in baseball,


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