Lesson 6 of 33

Your Personal Drill Helper

The drills in this book were created to address specific problems or to develop certain skills. If you have any of these common swing problems, there may be a particular drill more helpful to you.

Note: the (*#) references below refer to footnotes, not to the drill numbers.

Common Problem Drills that will help
Front shoulder opens up too quickly (*9) (trouble reaching the outside pitch) See drill #2, 3, 8, and 15
Uppercut 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14
Wrists roll over (*19) too quickly (Hitting too many weak ground balls to pull side) 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20
Inconsistent hand path (Not hitting many balls on the barrel) 1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 19
Backside (*1) collapses (*8) or not getting on back toe at contact (Fouling good pitches straight back); not getting to 50/50 weight distribution 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14
Weak swing (i.e. Looking to hit with more power/bat speed) 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 16, 20
Too stiff (no rhythm) 6, 9, 10, 18, 19
Strike zone judgment 1, 12, 13
Too many swing and misses 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 15, 17, 19
No separation (*20) at contact. Your hands come with you when you stride. They don’t stay back. (Weak pop flies to the opposite field) 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 17, 19
Upper body dominant (Have trouble with low pitch, don’t rotate back foot, or can’t stay balanced at follow through. Not using legs properly) 5, 7, 9, 11, 16, 20
Getting around the baseball or not staying inside the ball(*11). (Hooking or top spin line drives (*32) 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15
Too many pop-ups (may be caused by uppercut or losing the barrel) 3, 4, 6, 9, 10
Unknown problem (these drills either isolate or give instant feedback, which is helpful for diagnosing a swing problem) 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 19, 20

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