BVSA Teaches: L Screen Hold
On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Frank Ramppen talks about the L Screen Hold drill. Alright, let’s talk about a drill for teaching the sequence and the kinetic link in a baseball swing. It’s important for young athletes to learn how to stay connected but avoid rotating the whole body at the same time. Instead, they should fire the lower half first and then the upper half. This is achieved through a good load and transfer.
One drill that can be effective is for the coach to stand behind the player. Then, have them go through their load and transfer. When they reach the proper transfer position, the coach can grab the bat or their hands. Then, have them fire their lower half, teaching them to get the lower half firing first. This can be repeated over and over.
Another way to do this is to use an L screen specifically. Any other item that can be found to do something similar will works also. You are trying to get the kids to load the bat and go through the motion of firing the lower half while keeping their hands back. This can be done in a group setting.
Either way, it’s important to emphasize the separation between the lower and upper half and video recording the drill to show it back to the players can be a helpful teaching tool.
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