Coach Ken Eriksen’s philosophy on hitting is simple: get the barrel to the ball. Accomplishing this requires staying connected during the swing by focusing on three key connection points:
- Heel: The heel plants to initiate the swing.
- Elbow: The elbow moves forward toward the contact area.
- Back knee: The back knee follows the elbow, forcing the hitter’s body to stay strong and connected with her sternum over the contact area.
Using this approach can minimize movement to ensure your hitters get the barrel to contact the ball at the right time. Watch to learn more!