HOW TO HELP A HITTER WHO IS TOO EARLY

Question

“My 15u son has a tendency to load slightly too early and then starts to come out of the load a little too early before starting to swing, thus robbing him of some power. He is a right-hand throwing, left-handed hitter, which I think tends to make it worse as these types of hitters tend to be bottom hand dominant and pull their bat across the swing with a less vertical bat path than ideal. Wondering about suggestions of drills to help with loading later and not coming out of load too early?”

Drills

Step backs — This drill will help not only with timing but will also accentuate early hip extension.

Comparison

This particular hitter reminded me of Freddie Freeman, so I compared the two swings side by side at certain phases.

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Chase Glaum

Chase Glaum

|MS,CES,PES| Driveline Academy Coordinator. Former College Coach. Strengths: [Developer, Learner, Relator, Futuristic, Maximizer] Col. 3:23