Fastpitch Hitting Philosophy
Softball Hitting Mechanics
Enhancing your understanding of proper softball hitting mechanics involves recognizing the intricacies of precise body movements. The fusion of linear and rotational actions holds the secret to unlocking formidable swings. This choreography begins with a solid load, yet the true magic unfolds in the ensuing motion. The back knee takes on the role of a propulsive force, driving forward to generate linear momentum throughout the lower body. This movement lays the foundation for a pivotal separation between the upper and lower body, optimizing power potential. This moment signifies a complete transition to a rotational motion, where the entire body collaborates in generating optimal force.
This biomechanical approach to softball hitting mechanics empowers players to harness energy from the ground up, utilizing their legs to generate torque that effortlessly transitions into a whip-like motion across the torso. This intricate dance culminates in a bat trajectory that remains consistently aligned, resulting in an ideal launch angle upon contact with the softball. By leveraging these scientific principles of softball hitting mechanics, athletes continually amplify their power and uphold consistency during impact.
But what sets the Hitters Power Drive apart? This training tool demystifies proper weight distribution and the seamless transfer of weight from the initial load position to the backside hip and leg drive – known as the "positive move" stance. Employing a multisensory approach, it combines auditory "CLICK" feedback with tactile sensations. The precise timing of this auditory signal guides hitters to initiate power through their back hip, leg, and foot, ensuring a forward power drive instead of uncontrolled spinning, drifting, or balance loss. The resonant sound of the plate striking the ground offers immediate real-time feedback, reinforcing correct technique and nurturing improved hitting mechanics.
Softball Hitting Mechanics with the Hitters Power Drive
Discover more about the Softball hitting mechanics and how the Hitters Power Drive refines the transition from linear to rotational hitting, fostering a positive angle approach. The accompanying video serves as a visual guide, illustrating the desired form.
Teaches Proper Weight Transfer
Teaches not to squash the bug
Auditory and kinetic feedback
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The Hitters Power Drive teaches proper weight distribution and transfer of weight from the hitters load position with backside hip and leg drive referred to as positive move position. The training aid teaches by multisensory “CLICK” feedback with a combination of auditory sound and kinetic feel. The timing of hearing this “CLICK” trains hitters to initiate power with their back hip, leg and foot with their transfer which creates a power drive moving forward vs. spinning out, leaking, drifting or floating out front and not hearing the click at all or to late after ball contact. The metallic “CLICK” sound of the standing plate striking the ground plate allows this immediate real time feedback. The Hitters Power Drive also comes with Softball specific training drills on members only training page to help players, feel, and make adjustments doing drills.
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“when a softball hitter starts swing properly with their hips, it will set them up for more success throughout the entire swing”. It is important for a hitter to get into proper positions throughout their swing. Let’s review these essential movements:
Ø Starting from proper athletic stance with knees slightly bent and angled slightly inside the feet
Ø Load to stride, the back knee should be driving down in direction of the baseball as front heel plants into the ground
Ø Creating maximum upper and lower body separation at foot plant in order to maximize hip torque.
Ø Back hip should start swing towards baseball while transferring weight through the front foot
Ø At impact position back elbow should be in line with hips with front arm close to chest, while back knee is still down and front leg fully extended
Ø These linear to rotational forces create a strong extension to finish
The biggest difference between the Hitters Power Drive and Hitters Power Drive Swing is that the Hitter Power Swing works on hole swing. It is perfect for Front flips, soft toss, tee work and any hitting drill.
HITTERS POWER DRIVE CHALK MAT: Black turf for visually presentation of training with chalk lines, marks, circles, X’s and written goals. Includes 2 large pieces of sidewalk chalk. Thick 4″ bright red line sewn into turf on all mats for important pitchers & hitters stride line. Step down rubber that simulates game mound drive foot position to increase pitchers power drive. . All mats available in FOAM BACKING with skid pad for hard surfaces such as wood, cement or tile or FLEECE BACKING for indoor carpet or turf surfaces. Hitters Power Drive mat has water jet cut insert hole to level HPD with front foot to face live pitching speeds. Turf plug included to use mat without Hitters Power Drive .
Heavy duty 100% USA construction. Extremely thick and dense turf mat. Spike proof 36 oz. turf weight per square yard. Weight is 109 oz. per square yard with height of turf height at 3/4 inch. Built to last for all ages, youth through professional.Backing is made for indoor carpet or turf surfaces.
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Foam Backing or Fleece Backing
Heavy duty 100% USA construction
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