Coaching Tips and Points: by Nick Dixon
"Hitting with Power" is one of the key's to winning at every level from T-Ball to the MLB. Two essentials to hitting
with power are "Loading" and "Extension".
A player's swing must be compact, short, and take the bat "to and through" the ball. We often tell our players "Short
to - Long Through" meaning we want the bat to get on the ball's plane ASAP "As Short as Possible" and
the bat to be driven through the ball ALAP "As Long as Possible".
The batter's stride should not be a part of the swing but rather it should be "pre-swing" movement. The front foot must
be down and planted before the hands start forward.
Check out these video clips that give valuable coaching tips: