Hi, my name is Juan Carlos with Expert Village.
Today I’m going to show you how to hit a fastball. In this segment we’re going to describe weight
position when expecting a fastball. It’s very important that your feet are just far apart
in order that you don’t loose power. If you’re too far apart, you will cause yourself to
move forward your weight will shift forward and then it will cause you to loose power
in your swing. So as the fastball is coming and your hands are up and as you take your
step, what’s very important is that your back foot turns at a 45 degree angle. It does not
pick and you do not want to be on your toes. This will cause you weight shift to go forward
as you will hit the ball straight back to the pitcher with no hip rotation what so ever.
We call this term squashing the bug, definitely want to do when you take this turn you want
to squash the bug, our weight on the back leg and the rotation on the hips are effective
and just that hard as we take that arms and go through the zone.