Baseball Rebellion Articles

Avoid These Common Swing Clogging Moves Avoid These 5 Swing Clogging Moves - Avoid These 5 Swing Clogging Moves I often get my hitters to envision the flow of energy in their swings as water flowing through pipes.  If the pattern of a hitter's swing is precise, the ...
The Worst Hitting Drill for Baseball / Softball Exposed! The WORST Hitting Drill for Baseball or Softball EXPOSED! -   Many players are getting ready for tryouts at their high schools and some are doing 'preseason' workouts for their 12 and under travel teams. I keep hearing the same complaining that some of the ...
Baseball Rebellions Take on See Saw Hitting Mechanics What can a Seesaw Teach us about Baseball Hitting Mechanics? - What Can a Seesaw Teach Us About Baseball Hitting Mechanics? Do you know how hard it is to find video of people using a seesaw in a normal way?  There's tons of 'seesaw fail' videos ...
The Rollover – Baseball Rebellion Whiteboard Series - The Rollover - Baseball Rebellion Whiteboard Series   In this video, we discuss the rollover.  Where it comes from, how to fix it, and things to avoid so it doesn't become an issue with you or ...
BP Throwing Case Study: Tyler Zupcic (Baseball Rebellion Employee) - BP Throwing Case Study: Tyler Zupcic Baseball Rebellion Hitting Instructor Tyler Zupcic came to me with a throwing problem. He was complaining about shoulder pain, that had now moved down to his elbow and forearm, ...
The FollowThru Bat – The Baseball Rebellion Way - The FollowThru Bat - The Baseball Rebellion Way As professional hitting instructors we are always looking for different things to use to help make our hitters better, more efficient, and have a deeper understanding of ...
The Myth of the Pop-Up – Baseball Rebellion Whiteboard Series - The Myth of the Pop-Up - Baseball Rebellion Whiteboard Series Baseball Rebellion Hitting Instructor JK Whited takes everyone through the first installment of his whiteboard series. During JK's whiteboard talk, he goes over: The difference ...
Drill This, Not That: Timing Drills - Drill This, Not That: Timing Drills   Seen above, the countdown drill is used to teach a hitter to be quick to the ball as well as be able to adjust to different timings. The ...
Learn to See the Ball with the Turn To Catch Drill! - Learn to See the Ball With the Turn to Catch Drill!   The "Turn to Catch" Drill is a great way for players of all ages to train the counter rotation of the head as ...
1 Simple Drill to CRUSH the Low and Inside Pitch! - 1 Simple Drill to Crush the Low And Inside Pitch Hitting a low and inside pitch is really really hard.  Many right-handed hitters have even more trouble with this as most breaking pitches break away ...
Playing the Wall Ball in the Outfield - Playing the Wall Ball in the Outfield One of the most overlooked plays in baseball is the relay play to throw a runner out at home trying to score from first base on a ball ...
Baseball Rebellion in Stuttgart, Germany - Baseball Rebellion in Stuttgart, Germany Two years ago I was invited to travel to Stuttgart, Germany to coach at a baseball camp from an assistant coach of mine at UNC Asheville.  Unfortunately, I was unable ...
Top 3 Hitting Myths Busted Top 3: Hitting Myths Busted! Revisted - Top 3: Hitting Myths Busted! Revisited Top 3: Baseball / Softball Hitting Myths Busted! Here is a list of three very popular hitting myths in baseball and softball. Obviously, these myths are completely subjective as ...
How Does the Hitter’s Front Side Affect His Swing? Revisited - Many moons ago, in the year of 2012, I wrote an article that went through the use of the front leg (scroll down the page about halfway) in an elite hitter's swing.  Since then, my views ...
The WORST Hitting Drills for Baseball and Softball EXPOSED, Part 2 - The Worst Hitting Drills For Baseball and Softball Exposed, Part 2 A lot has happened at Baseball Rebellion since February 8th, 2013.  On that date, I wrote “The WORST Hitting Drill for Baseball and Softball ...