"Get Your Back Elbow Up!"
I cringe every time I hear these words. Every Little League coach I have ever heard at one time or another has told this advice to his hitters. I spoke to a good friend of mine, Chris Bando, about this advice the other day. Chris and I were teammates at Arizona State and we played together in the minor leagues, as well. He is currently the third base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers
I thought I would ask him what the worst advice he ever heard a Little League coach say. Chris is a great person to ask since he has five boys in Little League. The first thing he said to me was, The absolute worst thing and the thing I hear all the time is, 'Get your back elbow up. I couldn't agree with him more.
This well intended statement has hurt more young hitters than any other advice I have heard. The idea here is to get on top of the ball and hit line drives, but just the opposite will occur. Here's what happens.
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