- Focus on the athletic base with your center of gravity being slightly forward. This is accomplished by putting a little “pressure” in to the balls of your feet
- Front foot can be slightly opened as long as the front hip does not open with it
- Back foot should have the toes slightly inside back heel. This keeps the player more balanced as well as being “plugged in to the ground”
- If back foot toes are outside of the back heel, it will be almost impossible to turn your hips in the swing forcing poor balance and the batter to swing with only their upper body
- Knees with some flex and comfortable. No locked knees and no overly bent knees. Be athletic and comfortable
- Preach comfort
- If you have hitters struggling to get “pressure” on the balls of their feet, have them roll up on their toes and then back down slowly while knees are slightly flexed. This will help them get the feeling you are looking to teach.
- Check to make sure they are level in the hips and directional. Nothing open and nothing closed