Often times it is focusing on a repeatable mechanically sound swing. At times it could be discussing the mental aspect of hitting. I understand how to explain things to kids in a simple manner they can understand and more importantly replicate in their swing. I am a big believer in developing hitters and not just fixing them.
I enjoy seeing the results from the hard work that these young players put in. Getting a text from a parent on a Saturday live from a game that their player just got a great hit really makes it all worth while. Seeing on GameChanger a player that has put in hard work move up in the lineup as well as increase overall hitting average is so much fun.
Michael works extremely well with Cooper who had almost zero experience or confidence in his ability to hit a baseball. We have seen such great strides in his confidence and performance in the batters box! Michael is able to verbalize and instruct in a way that Cooper can quickly implement what’s asked of him. Michael is worth every penny and we love that Cooper can stand in the box with confidence and has a new love for the game!
I like to video my players and teach them the common areas that lead to a swing mechanics breakdown. We diagnose and discuss how to remedy the swing issues and formulate a treatment plan of drills to form a more consistent mechanically sound swing. I also discuss their approach at the plate and their timing as well.
Anywhere from 7 year old rec players who are looking to get to the next level to 14 year olds looking to make the high school team at their tryout and all of the players in between.
Find the right instructor who can communicate effectively and is patient. Being able to put the terminology in simple easy to execute ways takes skill. The player should ask the parents when do I get to go to my next lesson. Mine usually do.