By Paige Mcconnell. Baseball Gear. Published at Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - 07:54:01 AM.
Instead, at the peak of your leg lift, your weight should have already shifted, your drive knee should be inside your drive hip, and your lead hip should already be driving towards home. The early you shift your weight, the easy your trasition will be into the stride. The stride is the second most important element of the pitching mechanics. Stride speed and length are both vitally important to velocity. The only way to increase both aspects is through an effective back leg drive. In order to achieve proper back leg drive, you must avoid over collapsing the drive knee past the drive foot. The “drop and drive” isn’t inherently flawed, but you must collapse too drastically. You should be pushing towards, not dropping your weight over the rubber.
How much is my budget? Baseball gloves come in a wide range of prices. Many can be found for under a $100 but high end brands can be over $200. If you are looking for quality and something that lasts longer then you will have to pay the price. If you plan on playing for years, then spending the extra money might suit you better. Cheaper doesn’t mean you will save money in the long run. On the other hand players that are still growing may find it better to go with something cheaper.
You can find many youth baseball drills on the Internet covering hitting, fielding and throwing.Some drills are free and some require subscription or for you to order a DVD.Free baseball drills allow you greater flexibility in trying a variety and see what works best for you as the coach and your youth baseball team. Always remember that drills should be age appropriate. The right fielding drill for a 14 year-old boy will not suit and 8-year old and vice versa. There are many baseball coaching resources and communities like Weplay available to help with any questions you might have. Dont underestimate the passion of the community around you. We are all here to help the kids.
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