- The 5 Humps are as follows
- The proper sequence of weight transfer from the ground up. Which means we must start off with a strong base.
- When the player gets to a power position, which is when his or her front foot lands after they gather or stride, we want weight equally distributed amongst the players whole back foot. If the back heel is already off the ground than the player has stopped building energy too soon and will result in a weaker base. We’ll place images here
- The hips must begin while we resist the upper body. We’ll place image here
- Proper energy build will allow us to recruit the big muscles and create more power in our swing.
- If we are out of sequence with our 5 humps, the swing will not produce its maximal amount of power.
- Landing with the front foot angled slightly open will free the hips to reach maximal rotation. Opposite of that, landing with a “closed” front foot will lock the hips up and minimize maximal rotation. I put this in here. Are you good with this?
- Creating separation in upper and lower body will create stretch or resistance in the torso that can be unleashed in the swing. Separation of upper and lower body = Hip turn prior to allowing torso rotation. Good?
- Releasing the shoulders does not mean we release the barrel. Allow there to still be a delay between the shoulder release and the barrel coming through. We’ll place an image here as well.
- The swing can easily become complicated as we get into the different phases of the swing. Try to keep it simple for young athletes and continue putting them in positions to gain awareness of their swing.
The use of drills will be the major factor that will allow your hitter to make improvements in their swing and fix any sequence or timing issues that they might have in their swing.