My son is a switch hitter whose primary swing is a righty. Lately throwing BP I have noticed is swing just seemed off. His RH swing was largely foul balls to left and he seemed to be hitting everything off the end of the bat on his LH swing. Took him to a local instructor who told me he is loading late on his RH swing and is loading early and opening up wide on his LH swing. Drills to improve the situation to follow in another lesson . Anyone have any ideas on drills to work on in the mean time?
My thoughts are... if he is currently going to an instructor, the last thing you want to do is confuse the issue with a bunch of different instruction from others.
I have a switch, natural RH also. I suggest the following. Set him up a tee at almost the highest setting with the ball middle. Alternate 6-8 each side with the goal of line drive or hard ground ball up middle or slightly oppo. No pulling at all. Nothing high in the air.
He will start out crushing the tee & popping everything up. To adjust, he must have a more direct hand path to the ball & stay "inside" a bit more. You can't "hook" it & do this drill successfully. As for the load it should be slow & early & then explode. The back elbow tucks to the ribs & the barrel is proper at contact, then extend & finish. (See Paul Goldschmidt at contact)