How to finish a successful baseball stroke


So you’re ready to perfect your baseball swing by learning how to do a proper finish with good timing, bat speed, and accuracy to the ball. Finish is as important to hitting as any of the other batting steps. In fact, a good finish usually tells us that the previous action was correct. So if you’re finish is off, so are the preceding steps in the hitting process. This brief, easy to learn baseball-hitting technique will help! The stroke from stance to contact travels one-half the distance of those that sweep or loop, thereby giving the hitter an enormous advantage. The smooth finish tells that the stroke was correct, because the hitters cannot finish well at the completion of a poor hitting stroke. Many hitters like to finish with only the lead hand on the bat, which is very popular today. However, this is not recommended. When the power hand comes off the bat at the finish, this will not usually present a problem. However, if the power hand releases too soon because the hitter has been n fooled by the pitch, or if he has poor turning action, this will cause a reaching problem. The hitter is best served when he assures hit stroke by taking the power hand through to the completion of the stroke. Try using this “finish position” next time you’re up at bat or when coaching players. It will significantly improve each hitter’s batting average. • The head is quiet and stable throughout the stroke. • Bat finishes at the opposite shoulder. • The front shoulder rotates to the back. • The stroke finishes on top of the shoulder and not at the side of the body. • The waistband is level throughout the stroke. Want to learn more about how to improve your baseball swing? Coach Brockoff outlines his eight steps in the Super 8 System—a series of videos, guides, and even a bestselling book—that has sent 45 players to the major leagues. Many of coach’s instructional videos—seen and used by thousands of baseball players, parents and coaches—are being offered at free to the public. Visit the Super 8 System today at