The Ball Yard with Doug Latta
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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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