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Pyramids don’t tip over

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Base Running, Hitting, Infield, Pitching

If I could wave a magic wand and change one thing about young players it would be to get each and every one of them to have a wide base with their head between their feet and generally get their bodies in a strong athletic position before throwing, running, fielding, and everything else in the game.  It’s so basic and yet so often not done by young baseball players.  And when I say “young” I mean even high school players.

A great phrase that helps explain this is “pyramids don’t tip over.”  Even Tee-Ball players can tell you why they don’t tip over … because they have a sturdy, wide base.

Here are some examples starting with a pyramid …

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You can practice all you want in any aspect of the game but if you cannot get your body in a strong, athletic position in the form of a pyramid, the explosion of energy your body needs to properly hit, field, run, pitch, and throw will never be as good as it could be.

Tomorrow’s post:  Good news for players with great make-up

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