I hit in the cages last night with one of my players. He’d been playing high school ball the last couple months, so I haven’t had a chance to work with him. As we’re approaching summer season here inWashington, he wanted to get a tune up to his swing.
As we began, I noticed some things that had changed over the past two months. When I asked him if he could detect the changes, he said he couldn’t.
By the end of the session he was back on track, largely because he has good muscle memory and an amazing work habit.
This “swing decay” he was experiencing is common, in fact it happens to all hitters during the season.
The question for you and your athlete is, can you identify when swing decay is happening? Or, does your son one day mention that he just doesn’t feel right at bat, but he’s uncertain what is wrong?
Baseball is unique in that there are so many games played. You combine the amount of games played with the technical nature of the swing and the fact that there is little time for practice during the season and you get inevitable swing decay.
So how do you fix it? You need a drill routine that your son can fit in during the evening for 10 minutes. Just something that will keep the swing on track. Without this, let me assure you, he will struggle sometime this season.
The new Hitting Drills module is a perfect program to keep your son consistent all season. I demo 10 different drills to use and explain what problems they are intended to solve. Best part is that it only requires your son , a tee, and some wiffle balls. And, it’s easy to understand, even for the most novice parent.
Consistent practice pays off!