Separation Hitting Drill
What is Separation and How Do I Get The Feel of Separation?
In this drill, Chris will show you what separation is and how do I get that feel in my swing. You will understand how to load your hands properly and get separation between your lower half and upper half. This drill will allow you to get the feeling of proper separation and build power in your swing.
Items needed for this drill
- Net or Field To Hit Into
- Batting Tee
- Bucket of Baseball/Softballs
We want to show you what separation in your swing is and how you get separation in your swing.
Separation is one of the most important things to have in your swing to allow you to hit the ball as hard and far as you can.
The first thing we want to do is “load” our hands or move them back towards the catcher about six inches from where they start and at the same time, we want to stride towards the pitcher about six inches. We want to make sure that when we load our hands that the knob of the bat points at the catcher or at the catcher’s feet. Make sure that the barrel of the bat stays directly over our head and not get too far behind or in front of our head.
This well create the most direct path to the ball and keep our swing short to the ball. We want to make sure that our weight stays over our back foot as long as we can before we start the swing.
When we get our hands loaded and our foot landed on the ground, we want to feel some “pull” in our torso on our left side if we are a right handed hitter and vice versa if we are a left handed hitter. When I get that feel of a pulling sensation in my torso, then I have created some torque and power in my swing. When we load and stride at the same time, you will have a bit of a pause at that point to allow the hitter to feel what it is like to get in that position
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