Lesson

Hitting Drill: Slim Rod

Slim Rod Hitting Drill

The slim rod drill is a professional spin on the classic game of stickball. The rod’s barrel is considerably thin, minimizing the surface area upon contact. The change in the size of the barrel, causes the player to focus on squaring up and not over swinging on contact. The player must maintain proper mechanics and stay fluent through the stroke.

Mechanical Focus

  • Closed front side with Head Down
  • Maintaining Proper Weight Behind the Ball
  • Locked & Ready
  • Maintaining a Straight Front Arm on Contact
  • Connecting Back Elbow & Back Hip
  • Connecting Upper & Lower Body
  • Maintaining Control of Swing
  • Focus on squaring up