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The Ball Yard with Doug Latta

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Guest Bio:

Doug Latta, Owner and Professional Hitting Coach at The Ball Yard


On this episode, Host Geoff Rottmayer sits down with Doug Latta

Show Notes: In this conversation, Doug talks about:

  • His path to where he is now as a hitting coach for professional hitters.
  • What it means to have a swing that works against your body.
  • Understanding what it means and how the body works in the swing.
  • His thoughts on the On Base U and FMS screening.
  • Things he has seen from a screen that prevent hitters from executing good swings.
  • He  thoughts and taught on balance setup, forward move and swing.
  • How to get setup in a balanced position.
  • Rule of thumb for forward move.
  •  Why he doesn’t like the back shift in the swing.
  • His thoughts and opinion on the technology.
  • Difference between hitting to the ball and through the ball.
  • What adjustability his and how to teach it.
  • Kids who get top hand heavy.
  • What the barrel should be doing throughout the swing process.
  • Developing an approach and how one should do so.
  • and much more.

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