While the Hit-A-Way has its benefits, particularly giving the opportunity to get a large number of swings, it also has its drawbacks. The biggest problem I have seen with young players who use the Hit-A-Way is a tendency to leak their weight onto their front foot. I believe this is caused to too much anticipation as the Hit-A-Way uncoils. Additionally, younger (7-8 yr. olds) seem to want to uppercut on a the Hit-A-Way--apparently because they think it will help wrap the Hit-A-Way back up.
In light of my experiences with them, I don't recommend them unless used under supevision to avoid these bad habits I have seen them develop. Of course, if supervision is required whenever it is used, there are better options (live arm, tees, and hitting sticks). Remember it's not practice that makes perfect, it's perfect practice that makes perfect.
CoachRobMember Since 29 Sep 2003
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