Staying connected is letting your whole body work together.
Some say it is the engine that drives the baseball swing. But, the main message is that your legs, hips, and back are stronger than your arms.
This article tries to describe the “Staying Connected” concept.
One part I likes was when it finally broke down what is means to not be disconnected in your baseball swing.
Here are a few of those.
- Taking the hands to the ball.
- Dropping the back elbow to the inside (Close to the body) as a first move creating Bat Drag.
- Dropping the hands then going to the ball.
- The bat not being parallel to the shoulders at contact with the ball (Created by all the above)
- Casting the hands.
- Throwing the front shoulder open too soon.