BVSA Teaches: Banded Half Swing
On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Frank Ramppen talks about the banded half swing drill. Here’s a drill about staying connected and having the lower half happen first, and then your upper half happen after. Many kids fly open too early with their front side, and lock their left side out, getting into a big spinny move. Instead, we want to get down to this position of being transferred. You want that lower half to fire, and then we want that upper half to stay connected, so it all rotates together, as that right elbow drops into the slot, and you find your contact point, depending on the pitch. Too many kids let that front arm go flying and do some strange things.
You can get a really light band, you really can’t do this with an L screen. A couple weights up here to hold the L screen work for stability. We’ll take the lower half, and then this will move. This rotates first, then this starts to rotate, and this keeps this angle right, versus a lot of kids who lock it out and get long or do that and pull out. This kind of keeps you pulling that band straight towards your target. It will keep you on plane and keep you in the right place. This isn’t the easiest drill for kids to learn but just another idea you can try out.
Here at BV Sports Academy, we are a passionate group of dedicated baseball and softball instructors with some pretty impressive resumes. More importantly we have been educated by Bobby Valentine himself. We teach a proven curriculum that has developed some of the finest talent in our area, and we’re just getting started. We’re have been blessed to be joined by some of the top programs around when it comes to other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Parties for all ages, we do those too! There is something for everyone at BVSA. We look forward to helping all athletes become the best they can be. If you would like to book anything or have any further questions, please email [email protected]