GREAT VIDEO FROM THE GREATEST HITTING COACH OF ALL TIME."
first impression one gets when viewing this video is the poor
audio and video quality. Was this video filmed by my 8 year old
son on the family camcorder? The second impression is that Charley
Lau is not really a 'people' person. His on camera presence is
one of arogance and distain for the high school kids he is demonstrating
to. He also continually 'name' drops baseball stars who have
no real presence in the video. Note: that all demonstartions
are done from the left side of the plate. This may be not be
a negative issue, but it should be something to be aware of before
purchasing the video."
a 14-15 year old senior league baseball coach I have found Mr.
Lau's techniques for hitting extremely useful. What was most
helpful from the video was Lau's focus on a good weight shift,
which makes it possible for a lightweight hitter to make strong
contact with the ball.
I found his talk
about lead arm extension useful as well, not only does it allow
for a complete follow-through, but stresses the importance of
keeping your head 'down on the ball'. I would recommend this
video to anyone interested in improving their swing through the
use of sound mechanics."