AJ Andrews helps coaches learn how to train effective slappers. Watch this detailed tutorial to learn cues and progressions for creating a slapper.
The main components of teaching a slapper include:
- Stance: Stand athletic and tall, with a slight bend in the knee. Move powerfully through the approach and keep your chest closed for proper ball placement.
- Ball contact: Contact in the middle of the ball and extend the arms forward through the ball. Stay strong and low in the legs.
- The lead off: It's imperative for a slapper to take off from first base as soon as she extends through the ball.