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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 between a fly-ball and a pop-up.
What causes a pop-up?
How to avoid hitting pop-ups.
Drills and coaching cues you should avoid to avoid pop-ups!… continue reading

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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 from them and in towards the left-handed batter’s box.  Something we do at Baseball Rebellion to make sure our hitters can get their bodies in position to drive the low and inside pitch is the launch angle tee noodle drill.… continue reading

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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 hit into the gap. You see it so many times in world series highlights and that single play happens to be one of the most important plays of the series.continue reading

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Top 3: Hitting Myths Busted! Revisted

Top 3 Hitting Myths Busted

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 there many hitting myths out there. These three myths have been proven to be completely false either by science or comparative video.continue reading

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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 of the front leg have not changed whatsoever.  I do, however, now have a much deeper understanding of the front leg and its multiple functions in a swing.  So to revisit this part of the swing, I thought I would take you through a step by step use of the front leg during a swing with a little help from one of my favorite players who I believe has one of the best swings in all of baseball, Francisco Lindor.  In the end, I hope that you will also have a much better understanding of how the front leg of a hitter affects his or her swing.… continue reading

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Should a Hitter Get his Front Foot Down Early? Baseball Rebellion Investigates.

Chas Pippitt, Front Foot Down Early, Front Foot Down Late

Here at Baseball Rebellion, we like to say “The Swing IS The Turn”. When we coach our hitters most of what we spend our first few months of our program on is learning to turn faster, with more force, more often.… continue reading

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The Turn Behind The Turn

The Turn Behind The Turn is designed to help the hitter eliminate all pushing or driving of the knob in the baseball (or softball) swing. Turning the bat behind the back hip allows for the deepest barrel acceleration and the longest area the barrel can be on plane with the pitch.… continue reading

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Training Your Swing With Intent – Revisited

After watching the video above, I think you would be able to say that every single swing was taken with authority, purpose, and the plan of ruining a pitcher’s day.  If your player is not training with these same qualities, they are, without a doubt, falling behind.… continue reading

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The TRUTH about Hand Path in the Baseball Swing – Revisited

Years ago, I wrote an article on Hand Path that featured the Rebel’s Rack.  If you have not read that article, or it has been a while, please visit that article first by CLICKING HERE before reading on.  It is a quick read so enjoy.… continue reading

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Fix Rolling Over FOREVER – Say goodbye to top spin and weak ground balls with TWO simple movement cues!

Many hitters roll over the ball way too often.  “Rolling Over” is when the hitter’s top hand in their stance pushes up and over the top of the bottom hand just before and during contact.  Rolling over causes top spinning grounders and generally weaker contact than without this movement.… continue reading