- 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.
- When you have too much weight on your toes, your hands will come through the hitting zone too soon as you to rotate the hips.
- This early trigger will cause the hitting path to be too steep and the hitter to bounce up (heel losing contact with the ground).
- Though it feels like you’re generating power during a vertical drive, it’s in the wrong direction and will ultimately detract from the swing.