- When all of the player’s energy is going toward the pitcher, the feet must be grounded.
- To get grounded, shift the weight toward your heels, which will allow you to see your feet (similar to the beginning technique when performing a squat at the gym).
- Then begin to rotate from the hips, trunk, and shoulder without pushing your hands forward.
- Ground force is the ability to stay on the ground while in the rotational process.
- Both feet need to stay in contact with the ground until the back elbow gets into the slot.
- To initiate ground force, activate the glutes (similar to squat position) and distribute weight over the entire foot.
- Having your feet grounded will allow the athlete’s big muscle groups to bring the bat big into the impact area.