BVSA Teaches: Balance Disk Drill for Load

BVSA Teaches: Balance Disc Drill for Load

On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Frank Ramppen talks about the balance disc drill for load. Getting on these discs really makes you lock in, engage your legs, engage your core, and get into a balanced position. So now you’re here, you’re in that nice balanced position. Now you’ve got to work on that load, and this is even harder than the balance beam. So you work on that load here. Again, you’ve got to be doing it with a nice rhythm, keeping that head over the center of your body. You should be showing the bottom of your shoe to the pitcher, whether it’s small or big. 

Some kids can do this more easily than others, making sure you’re not rocking back out here; you’ll fall. Head gets too far out front, you’ll fall over here. Your head gets too far back; you’ll fall over there. So it forces you to stay in balance throughout that move, making sure you’re getting that weight into this back hip so you’re ready.

And that’s going to happen, and guys, make this fun. The kids love this. Make it fun, but keep them going. Fun lessons are good lessons. They’re going to want to repeat them, but keep going and keep them on track to keep working it until they really get it. And this drill, like a lot of the drills for stance, for balance, for load, for transfer which we’re going to get to, if you put the mirror right in front of them out here so they can look at themselves, and when you are telling them when you’re giving them that positive reinforcement that yes, that’s how it should feel, now they know how it feels. The mirror in front of them is going to show them how it looks, so any positive reinforcement that you can give, do it.

BVSA Teaches: Balance Disc Drill for Load

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