If you've never read Ted Williams' book The Science Of Hitting, grab a copy on Amazon (use this Amazon affiliate link to help support YBE when you buy, at no extra cost to you) and check out what Steve Ferroli—Ted's personally chosen successor to his theory of hitting—has to say. This is part one of a two-part interview.
Plus Rob answers the Question of the Week (36:34) about what travel teams can do in-between games at tournaments.
In this 48-minute episode, you'll learn:
- why Ted Williams liked Steve Ferroli (5:41)
- a little insight into what Ted Williams was like (8:06)
- two things from Ted's book The Science Of Hitting that really helped Steve (12:02)
- why—and how to—teach hitting from the contact point backwards (14:10)
- two popular teaching tools/techniques that Steve despises (15:45)
- when—and how—to teach timing (16:47)
- Steve's opinion of wiffle ball (26:37)
- Steve's opinion on level swings (28:55)
- general guidelines for batting stance and stride (31:03)
- Steve's thoughts on travel ball (33:02)
Resources and links mentioned in this episode:
- Steve's Ted Williams League
- How to play Spoons
- Suggested rules for Wiffle Ball games
- Telephone Pictionary
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