Cage Work with Doug Latta and Craig Hyatt Ep. 4
In this episode of Ahead of the Curve, I proceed forward in the discussion with Craig Hyatt, the Hitting Coach at East Valley High School in Yakima Washington, and Doug Latta a hitting trainer from Bally Yard based in Northridge California. This fourth episode covers topics related to drills to improve movement of the heel and foot kicks during the swinging process. Gain some guidance on how to create more consistent hitters that can self-correct their process.
Guests: Craig Hyatt, the Hitting Coach at East Valley High School in Yakima Washington, and Doug Latta a hitting trainer from Bally Yard based in Northridge California
Craig and Doug discuss a beneficial heel drill
How to create a backside drive into a front side brace
What is the “kick drill” for swinging
Any move that doesn’t allow your foot to release will jeopardize your line
How do you fix holes in your swing
What is a good process to hit a baseball
How many different body types do they see in high school
Hitting the ball hard is a myth
Get consistent in your hitting path
Learn how to self-correct your swing
Avoid cookie-cutter coaching advice
Move forward from mistakes
Getting upset and emotional makes a player unbalanced
3 Key Points:
It is natural for the body to want to kick during a swing.
All we can do as a hitter is go on time, find a good balance point, and take a swing.
Vision and timing are a part of balance.
Craig Hyatt Twitter: @HyattCraig
Doug Latta Twitter: @LattaDoug
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