- Re-evaluate your values.
- Be wary of what you hear.
- Always embrace a “growth mindset.”
- Pitch pressure is a change of speed; change of location as well as velocity
- Poor theory example one: “Get your foot down early!” Getting your foot down early often completely stops your momentum (continuous movement) and forces the hitter to have to restart the swing when the pitch is halfway to the plate. This lost momentum takes time to get going again, and more times than not makes us late to the hitting zone.
- Poor theory example two: “Swing down on the ball!” This action creates a very small “hitting zone” in that most pitch angles have the ball moving down. To provide the hitter with the greatest “area” in which to hit the ball, we want to create a swing angle that works up through the angle of the pitch.
- Young hitters can get away with swinging down, but it won’t work consistently as they to higher levels of competition and they start seeing better pitching.
- Try different theories and find what works for you.