Water Ball Stops

Decel Moves & Sticks


Water Ball Stops

Thought Process:

We use this drill to help hitter’s decelerate and help provide direction to their swing. We use water balls to encourage co-contraction across the system. As an athlete develops a stronger deceleration pattern they can work up to heavier balls to increase the complexity of the movement. The goal of this drill is similar to our ‘Stop Swing to CF’ as we want to finish with our arms directed towards the CF.

Movement Prescription:

This is a good drill to use in order to challenge a hitter’s ability to sequentially decelerate segments of the body, and help with direction/efficiency. Additionally, this drill can be used as a performance tool to holistically train strength throughout the deceleration pattern.


Swing and stop, get punched in the stomach at contact, stay anchored, stick it.

Common Compensations:

Losing the anchor, late stops, pushing the ball instead of rotating the ball, loss of balance.

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