Articles: Drills / Training:

Core Training for Hitters…It’s NOT all about getting JACKED!

Many people are jumping on the “Core Training Bandwagon” for baseball and softball players.  There are core workouts and abdominal movements using bands, weights, medballs…you name it, you can crunch,…

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Learn How To Get The Most Out Of Your Leg KICK!

After my students have mastered the foundation of how the body should move into the throw, we transition into building their delivery from the windup.  I always enjoy this phase…

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Avoid This Common Drill or Your Fastball May Wind Up In The Trees!!

One of the most commonly used verbal pitching cues is for an instructor  to say “chest to glove”.  The cue is designed to promote proper shoulder and trunk rotation into the…

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The WORST Hitting Drill for Baseball or Softball EXPOSED!

The Worst Hitting Drill for Baseball or Softball Exposed! Bad Drills EXPOSED!ENTER WITH CAUTION!   Many players are getting ready for tryouts at their high schools and some are doing…

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Step Back to Swag: Creating Character in Your Delivery

  I had the opportunity to hear Tom Seaver speak about his delivery several years ago.  He talked about pitching as an art, and as he talked about his signature style, I started…

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Secrets to POWER-UP Your Warmup & What to AVOID Taking to the Batter’s Box

As many of you know, I just turned 30, and for my birthday, my wife took me to Wrigley Field to see the Chicago Cubs play. We got VIP tickets…

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Row Til You GO, Back Shoulder Row and More Bat Speed

Many people teach a hands first downward plane swing. As readers of the Baseball Hitting Rebellion know, we are not part of that group. The truly amazing thing about the Top Level Swing (in baseball and softball) is that there are almost NO examples of players utilizing the knob pull or a downward swing and having any type of success

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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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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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