WHY YOUR CHILD STEPS IN THE BUCKET AND HOW TO HANDLE IT

Cues

“Don’t do that.” — OK, because it’s that easy. Do you think I’m doing this on purpose?

Drills

Stand on a beam/wooden plank and don’t step off.

  1. Is this kid strong?
  2. Does he move fast?
  3. Why does his swing look like this?

Why does his swing look like this?

When young hitters step away from the pitch — “stepping in the bucket” — there are usually only two reasons why.

1) They’re scared

It isn’t uncommon to be scared of getting hit by something thrown at you. In baseball, that happens all the time.

2) They are trying to create optimal power

Young hitters sometimes have difficulty creating optimal power and space in their swing while staying sideways.

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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