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Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.

Started this discussion. Last reply by RodChapman on Thursday. 21 Replies

I have one high school player I am working with that I can not fix!  I have tried everything I can think of and nothing is working, doesn anyone have any ideas?  When this player loads, his body is…Continue

One thing that bugs me about some hitting videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Manning Mar 15, 2013. 1 Reply

I love most of the hitting analysis videos not for the content so much as the video of the swing itself sometimes.  What gets me though is people who analyze homerun derby swings?  First of all the…Continue

Baseball Stategies In game strategies

Started this discussion. Last reply by DarekGoetzman Mar 12, 2013. 11 Replies

An assistant coach and usually coaching 1st base, this year I am a head coach of a travel team at 60/90, and I will be honest, I played the game at the D-1 college level but my in game coaching is…Continue

RUNDOWN ADVICE HOW DO MOST TEAMS DO IT?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Richards Sep 18, 2012. 3 Replies

I know the basics but I want to know what most teams at 60-90 do?Do you peel inside, outside  or to your throwing side? get back in the line you started at or go to the other line?What do most do? Continue

 

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RodChapman replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"I have been off the website for quite awhile but will update on this player.  Still lunging and no definitely not more weight on his back leg than front.  He strides and his body is almost straight up and down some would say a front foot…"
Thursday
RodChapman is now friends with Spencer Trayner and Kip Gross
Thursday
John Robert Cruz replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Thank you for replying. I think you are getting a little too "cerebral."...My reply to yours is for you to watch the two videos. And have your hitters watch them too, and strive to get them to follow a fusion of what…"
Jan 25
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Good reads and informative. I would add Mike Epstein's 'Mental Side of Hitting', Ted Williams 'The Science of Hitting' and 'Sixty Feet-Six Inches'-great read of a conversation between Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson.…"
Jan 24
John Robert Cruz replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Get back to basics... Read, Tony Gwynn's The Art of Hitting book... Read, Charlie Lau's, The Art of Hitting .300 book...Watch the following videos on YouTube...Tony Gwynn's, King of Swing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTndtUTFqb8…"
Jan 24
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"No, I don't believe I have a problem with everything you say, but by all means, please give me some more undertones so I know exactly what you are trying to lay down. I just simply disagreed with some of the things you said because they…"
Jan 23
Tim Belk replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"It seems you have a problem with everything I say. Where are your statistics to back up your knowledge.I watch law and order so I must be a lawyer. Why take instructions from some one who has never been where you are trying to go.Experience is…"
Jan 15
Tim Belk replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Also if you do not know how to swim read about how to swim from a book then jump in the deep end of a pool and let us know how that worked for you."
Jan 15
Tim Belk replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Why take directions from someone who has never been where you are trying to go?"
Jan 15
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"How has this player progressed? From the pictures above, he doesn't look like he is lunging...he looks like too much weight is on his back leg."
Oct 9, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"So, you're saying to squish the bug? I have used a wonder block to teach a kid to being his foot in and up, but not to try and spin it to move the block. That goes against all logic and the way MLB players swing...and I am not talking about the…"
Oct 9, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Any Advice on How to stop a player from being outfront, lunging whatever you want to call it, but not the typical out front.
"Being a wrestler, I always thought that saying went "Where the head goes, the body follows"? Lol, but what do I know"
Oct 9, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Should your bat barrel be pointed toward the pitcher before the swing?
"BTW, if the coach has an impact on your play time, listen, agree and then hit the snot out of the ball. If you'r e raking, there isn't much he can say about where your bat is, right? Well, I guess there are 'those' guys though."
Oct 7, 2016
Kip Gross replied to RodChapman's discussion Swing Analysis with soft toss or tee compared to Live BP
"Thanks for the input. I never go by what the ball does off the bat because I know very well that a bad swing can produce a good line drive although not very often. And I do use video but probably as much as some because I look for 4 swing factors…"
Mar 21, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Swing Analysis with soft toss or tee compared to Live BP
"Although I agree with your quality over quantity statement Kip, I would almost guarantee that a good set of eyes cannot see the flaws in a baseball, or fastpitch swing at full swing on a tee and most assuredly sitting or standing out front when you…"
Mar 21, 2016
Richard Lovell replied to RodChapman's discussion Should your bat barrel be pointed toward the pitcher before the swing?
"They sure do, Kip and it in't good because it creates bat drag in most. I try to get them thinking about keeping the back elbow back as long as possible. Some coaches/dads yell out 'get the back elbow  up', which is basically the…"
Feb 9, 2016

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Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6-1
Weight:
190
Position(s):
1B
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor
Baseball Playing Experience:
College
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, AAU, College
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Tony Gwynn

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