How to Increase Bat Speed Drills For Youth
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Earlier we touched on the need for things like resistance training, resistance tubing, push-ups, medicine balls, sprint and direction reversal drills and such. Let’s take a closer look at those now.
Resistance training for youth
Resistance training is a must for athletes at college and pro level, but must be approached with caution by youth. Any such training should be done under the supervision of a qualified adult and always be done using proper form to prevent injury. In addition, young athletes should limit the amount of weight they train with, focusing more on reps than powerlifting.
Resistance tubing (resistance bands)
Like free weights, resistance bands have been shown to produce strength benefits in young people. But also like free weights it is vital that the young athlete use proper form at all times and perform this kind of strength training in the presence of a qualified adult.
Push-ups are a type of training that uses the body’s own weight to create resistance for the muscles to push off against. There are distinct advantages to this type of exercise, including the fact that it is great for building upper body strength, it does not require special equipment, and the chance of injury is typically lower than with free weights or resistance bands.
Medicine ball training
When it comes to exercise, the medicine ball provides a kind of brute force training designed to activate a multitude of muscles. For kids to make the most of it they’ll need to consult with a PE teacher, coach or trainer.
Sprint and reversal drills
Sprint and reversal drills, also called change of direction (COD) drills, are useful for improving agility and for introducing the body to the intense lateral stresses that come with swinging a bat at high speed from a dead stop.
As parents and coaches, we want to see our young athletes achieve their most significant potential while still having fun. Bat swing speed has a significant impact on the child’s future potential. This is why we created Bat Speed Recon. It’s the ultimate device to help you train and improve your bat speed.
What is Overload/Underload Training?
Baseball bat measurements and physical training of any kind must be structured in a way that helps improve the functions of the movements the sport requires in order to our maximize success potential. Baseball training is unique due to the highly complex physical requirements the sport demands combined with the speed and explosiveness needed instantaneously in order to be successful.
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