When the pitcher is throwing gas, you’ll hear a lot of coaches yelling out this phrase: “Get the front foot down early!”
I’ve said it to my players too, especially when they’re making an emergency swing as the ball crosses the plate.
- BUT, what do we mean?
- And when can this phrase cause trouble?
- And is it even true?
- And when SHOULD you get your front foot down?
I made a video that I sent to my players (12U) going over these questions. Thought I’d share it here:
Bottom line, getting your front foot down ON TIME is the key. Not early, not late…on time. And if I had to choose between early and late, I’d choose early. At least the hands can still stay back and hit. If you’re late it’s a miss.
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