"any coach that considers himself a hitting coach would never tell a hitter to squash the bug... because the statement is completely incorrect. Once the front heel plants, the back knee drives towards the front knee transferring all the weight to the…"
"A swing has both linear mechanics and rotational mechanics. The mechanics before starting the swing are linear and the mechanics after starting the swing are rotational. Weight shift and momentum goes from back to forward just…"
"My opinion? Most college and on down high school hitters are not 100% of either linear or rotational. And if you look at most of the great hitters (Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Hank A etc.) that hit for both power and average, they…"
"No prob. Maybe one day you'll become comfortable with admitting when you are wrong! LOL
In my experience as both a student and an instructor, I have learned that it's an instructor's responsibility to explain things in ways that…"
"Define your rotational swing? Teaching a purely rotational swing is incorrect. Teaching requires a great many skills. Some young hitters need to learn how to get their lower half into the swing...squish the bug. Would I tell that to a college…"
"If you have ever watched video you know that getting your front foot down prior to initiating your is imperative. EVERY major league swing is predicated on this fact. It is impossible for a hitter (at any level) to have his foot in the air until the…"
"Because I am a man, I cannot utter the words "I was wrong", so I will simply say you are correct. I strongly believe that it is the instructors or teachers responisiblity to facilitate the learning and when they explain something and the…"
"Exactly. He also has enormous speed, which allows him to beat out so many infield ground balls and get more than a single out of OF grounders. And, yes, he is the most unconventional hitter today. I bet 99% of people wouldn't be successful with…"
"Walter, you posted in another response that you don't believe tha tthe same swing works for all pitches. Changing the swing angle/plane is NOT changing the swing. It's simply changing location. The way you wrote it, it sounds like you are…"
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College, Independent, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School, College
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Albert Pujols because he is rarely off balance and uses full rotation of his lower half to get so much power on his swing.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Tim Lincecum because he has dominating stuff and he is a San Francisco Giant
More About Me:
I've been coaching for seven years, and I just recently moved to Denver to coach at Metro State, a Div II school. I came to Metro from Santa Barbara City College, where I coached for four years and played for two. Most recently, I was coaching in Alaska for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots which has opened an incredible amount of doors for me as a coach.
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