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Alex Rodriguez Swing Woes Blamed on Poor Hitting Instruction

Alex Rodriguez is being scapegoated by the New York Yankees, but after watching the video below, can we REALLY blame his hitting struggles on him?   Kevin Long (the New…

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How-To Become Elite in YOUR Craft and The BR ‘Talent Code’

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, some about business, some about baseball, but the book that has really caught my interest right now is “The Talent Code“ by…

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Going Forward…But Staying Back?!? The Role of Momentum in the Baseball Swing

How do you stay back while moving forward in your baseball swing? Chas Pippitt examines the role of momentum in the swing.

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The TRUTH About Hand Path in the Baseball or Softball Swing: Look Ma, No Hands!

Hitting a baseball (or softball) is truly an art. But, with the more recent developments in technology, hitting is becoming more science as well. There are clearly defined ways to gain more power and more consistent success levels at the dish like: 1. Gaining more separation between the pelvis and the shoulders, and 2. Turning more of your mass with Super-Thrust.

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Attention Parent-Coaches! How-To Frame Realistic Rebel Hitting Expectations to a Young Impressionable Athlete

After my 9000th lesson, I took a little time to reflect on my teaching career and I realized that there are a few glaring issues with how I frame realistic expectations to my players that I work with and their parents and coaches.

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How Does the Hitter’s Front Side Effect His Swing?

Learning how to get weight shift back to the front hip will ensure that the player continues to have a power hip thrust and stability. Along with more power, the hitter will have the “pause button” ready in case of unexpected off speed pitches.

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Robinson Cano: Blind Case Study

By popular demand, Chas Pippitt uses Robinson Cano’s super swing as a Case Study to see if the Baseball Hitting Rebellion Blog information holds up under fire. That’s right, Chas uses video of Cano’s swing he’s NEVER seen before and you’ll have to see whether Chas gets DEBUNKED…

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How to Fix NOT Seeing the Ball: The HeadRight HeadLight Drill

I’m going to tell you that when talking to Johnny Narron, Josh Hamilton’s personal hitting coach, he told me that he thinks the difference between the truly great hitters like Josh, A-Rod, ManRam, Bonds, Mays…the list goes on, from an all-star player was ‘two feet of vision’ during a pitched ball. Read more…

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Keep 4 Things in the Swing Deep, and Watch the Balls Fly!

Discover what having a “4 Deep” swing can do for fixing such a common hitting flaw as lunging. Use this simple drill to join the swing technique ranks of some of the greatest hitters in the game today like Jose Bautista, Manny Ramirez, Joe Mauer, and King Albert!

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WARNING!! Down & Through Hitting Mechanics EQUALS Down in the Lineup

It is often said that swinging “down and through” the ball generates backspin. Coaches for years have been telling hitters to hit the top of the ball to make the ball go farther. Another common queue from coaches is to ‘go the the ball’, or ‘hit it out front.’ These statements are false. They are myths, and they ruin hitters. Read more…

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Anchoring the Back Foot & Hip Thrust: Why YOUR Swing Won’t Succeed Without It

Lower Body Mechanics: The Foundation of the Swing

The lower body swings the bat. Many coaches under appreciate this fact. They teach hitting from the top down, emphasizing the hands, the hands, the hands…

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