Josh Hamilton Baseball Hitting Video Revealing the Secret of the Toe Tap
We found a baseball hitting video the other day,
featuring University of South Carolina head coach talking to a
crowd of students with guest star
and as of 2008, is an outfielder with the Texas Rangers. He's been touted as a rare 6 tool talent (speed, power, average, arm strength, fielding ability, and mental toughness), Josh Hamilton has suffered from drug & alcohol addiction.
Why this particular baseball hitting video peaked our interest
is because there's a lot we can learn from a premium player like
him, he's got all the necessary baseball tools to make him, God
willing, a Hall Of Famer some day, but also as a God fearing man, to the depths of Hell this man has traveled, many of us can
compare to the struggles he's faced and live to talk about it.
Addiction (to what, doesn't matter) steals the hopes and dreams
from everyone it touches, and Hamilton's story, in my eyes, is by far one of the most inspirational stories in baseball history. If you haven't seen it already, then please watch a short documentary down below.
Back to business...
The above embed video touches on the stance and load phase of the swing, but even more important, Josh Hamilton reveals why he
chooses to use the Toe Tap Stride technique, tapping (pun
intended) into the CORE of Swing Smarter's mantra, the "why"
Also, the head coach for South Carolina talks us through the best time to load in a swing. Here's the TOP 2 tips to take out of the above instructional baseball video...
Toe Tap Stride Technique - Josh Hamilton uses it to stay back
better, especially with off speed and breaking balls, and
Load when the pitcher breaks his hands, and make sure to get the
stride foot down about when the ball is released (timing varies
on the speed of the pitcher).