“Front Shoulder & Front Foot Match”
What you do to get into an athletic hitting position after you get back varies between hitters, as different styles work for different people. No matter what you decide works best for you, it’s important you understand where it’s supposed to take you and some key common factors.
If you look at the two hitters above, what’s different? What’s similar? There are two styles present with these hitters, Knee - to - Knee & Leg Kick. Both are great aggressive moves that require athleticism, rhythm, and timing. What I want to talk about is the concept of Front Shoulder & Front Foot Match which both hitters have in common.
You see, no matter what you do if you want to transfer your weight efficiently neither can leave the other. If your shoulder gets out in front this makes you jump / lunge taking you away from center. If your foot gets out in front it’s like stepping on ice, as your body will leak to try and catch up.
When they both match, it allows you to move to center with a balanced weight transfer allowing you to get into your rotation on time.
At C5TBA, we teach our hitters to move aggressively, effectively, putting them in the best position to eliminate unnecessary movement. This is done through drills centered around weight transfer and explosive move training with resistance bands & medicine balls.