6A of 12 – Cocking of the Wrists (text)

Load Phase Cocking of the wrists is an action the hands perform on the bat-handle at the very end of the loading phase and into the first part of the launching phase.  It’s purpose is to break … [Read more...]

5 of 12 – Cocking of the Hips (text)

Load Phase Cocking of the hips refers to the backward rotation of the hips away from the pitcher and toward the catcher, and as just mentioned in the previous section regarding the beginning of the … [Read more...]

4 of 12 – Beginning of the Timing Step (text)

Load Phase Immediately after the spine begins to rotate back toward the catcher, a short timing step with the front left leg begins to occur as seen from across home plate in Figure 2-21. In … [Read more...]

3 of 12 – Backward Rotation of Spine (text)

Load Phase Picking up where we left off in the last section (Part 2 of 12), where the shoulders and arms were moving backward, we also have at the same time muscles contracting along the spine  to … [Read more...]

2 of 12 – Backward Movement of Shoulders & Arms (text p2)

Load Phase Page 2 of 2 Now, the left shoulder ends up slightly shrugged in this position (See Figure 2-6 on previous page) which is a function of the Upper Fibers of the Trapezius. The left … [Read more...]

2 of 12 – Backward Movement of Shoulders & Arms (text)

Load Phase Page 1 of 2 The loading phase takes us from the stance position to the launching position and it consists of five noticeable movements: 1) the backward movement of the shoulders and … [Read more...]

6A of 12 – Cocking of the Wrists

The Launch Phase of the Baseball Swing Cocking of the Wrists In this video, we are going to talk about the fifth and last noticeable movement of the loading phase, which is the cocking of the … [Read more...]

5 of 12 – Cocking of the Hips

The Launch Phase of the Baseball Swing cocking of the Hips In this video, we are going to talk about the fourth noticeable movement of the loading phase, which is the cocking of the hips, and … [Read more...]

4 of 12 – Beginning of the Timing Step

The Launch Phase of the Baseball Swing Beginning of Timing Step In this video, we are going to talk about the third noticeable movement of the loading phase, which is the beginning of the timing … [Read more...]

3 of 12 – Backward Rotation of Spine

The Launch Phase of the Baseball Swing Backward Rotation of Spine In this video we are going to describe the second noticeable movement of the loading phase, which is the backward rotation of the … [Read more...]