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Torque Hitting Drill

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In the clip below Steve Nicollerat the founder of Coaching Baseball Right and a veteran of 40 years coaching varsity high school baseball, youth baseball teams and camps shares a drill he utilizes to teach Torque Hitting.

If you are trying to get a player to feel the separation of the upper body from the lower body, try using this drill.

Not only will it teach the feel to the student, but it will also teach the proper time in the swing this takes place.

Things need to happen in the proper sequence. If the sequence is broken, the hitter falls out of his package.

Pitchers want hitters to hit the ball when they have fallen out of sequence. When the front heel hits the ground, the back knee begins to come forward toward the other knee. The hips will now begin to open. At this point make sure the front shoulder stays closed. This is the torque or power source for your swing.

The YouTube video below has audio, so please make sure that your speakers are turned on and that you have access to the site. Note that some schools block access to YouTube.

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One thought on “Torque Hitting Drill

  1. Please connect me with Steve M. so I may commend him on his video. My Name is Norm Hewitt, baseball coach for 47 years in New Jersey. I have 631 wins as a head coach, both on the college and high levels, been named coach of the year 9 times, and named NJ State COY twice. This is not to be boastful, merely to provide my experience in support for Steve’s video. I totally agree with Steve and his analysis of sports overall. We have diminished the work ethic for excellence, which totally carries over to life’s challenges, and the ability to overcome failure and disappointment. I’ve always stressed to my players, and now my grandson, that there are 2 types of athletes, (people) in this world: Participants and Competitors. Participants show up and expect to be gifted with playing time and sometimes a free ride just because they have been subjected to the principal: “Everybody gets a trophy or an award”, thus reducing work effort. Competitors have a reality check, that hard work prevails and that’s what wins championships. They view failure as a challenge and an opportunity to improve their skill. The work place is absolutely no different. Competitors never quit and are relentless in their pursuit of success by implementing enthusiasm, excitement, and the will to prevail. This is what made America the greatest country in the world. We must all realize that “Nothing worth having is free, and dreams can be fulfilled with perseverance, patience, and a competitor’s outlook to a hard work ethic. Great job Steve, you hit a homer on this one.

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