Many little league coaches and parents love coaching and working with kids, but don’t have a ton of experience teaching hitting. This article points out the key points that will help your young players who are beginning their journey in baseball or softball. It is super important that every player has a solid base and a good turn so that they can develop properly and have more fun in the sport!
Luke Johnson answers the age-old question of whether you should finish your swing with 1 hand or 2. Get Drills, Articles, Videos, And More Sent Right To Your Inbox! Sign…
Learn how a simple movement progression helped one hitter go from just hoping she made the team to being a top softball recruit.
Improvements are rarely if ever, made during the course of a season. Much of an athlete’s in-season focus is on preparing their body to play that day and not as much on their skill development. With that being said, when does the time come to develop those skills and make yourself a better player? Whether it be hitting, running, arm strength, or body composition, there is always something to improve upon. The offseason is where development reigns and most skill development is accomplished.
The hip hinge is a vital part of having a powerful and consistent swing. Most young kids have a tough time figuring this out because they have yet to step in the weight room. Therefore, as an Instructor I have to get a little creative with how I can get hitters in the positions they need. Every hitter responds differently and this drill below may just help your hitter to get that swing they desire.
The position we land in can set us up for success or failure right from the start. If we begin our swing from an open or closed stance, this will dictate the direction of our swing no matter how good the movement is. Just like when throwing a ball, you want to stride towards the target so you can be more accurate.
Creating an approach at the plate is something I would consider to be very overlooked and under-taught. But, what exactly is an approach and how does it help you? This article goes into detail about what an approach is, how it can help, and how to create your very own.
Approaches are often individual to each hitter. What one person thinks or prepares for may be completely different than what you need. It is your job as a hitter to find what works for you.
The time is now to get bigger and stronger for next season. Learning how to deadlift and squat properly can help with many parts of your swing. Understanding how to fire your hips and glutes can directly affect your swing. Getting stronger in the deadlift and squat can also drastically improve your posture in your swing as well!
As many of us know power comes from our pelvis/ hips and legs. This is why when you come to Baseball Rebellion, we do so much work with our hitters on the Rebel’s Rack in the mirror to gain the ability to sequence our turn properly. However, if we don’t stay connected during our swing, we won’t be able to use the turn we’ve taken so long to craft. Learn how to better stay connected within your swing to use your turn more effectively.
Stop Leaking Power In Your Swing When hitting, It is important that we stay connected to the ground as ultimately, that is where power comes from. When our back heel comes off the ground we lose some of that power. Below, I discuss this issue and how to stop leaking power in your swing. What……
Understanding Swing Feel And Swing Real Having feel for what you’re doing in the box is something I talk about with my hitters daily. Your feel is something you need…