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A Lot of youth hitters watch players in the big leagues and see how much MLB hitters wave and tip their bat. When the bat tip is done correctly it allows for whip and speed through the zone. If done incorrectly it can cause hitters to get loopy and disconnected early in their swing
Front shoulders flying open, pulling off the ball are mainly due to posture being compromised in a hitters swing. The two drills in this article will help hitters understand the right posture and a hitting drill that I do everyday during in person lessons.
Timing. The most sought after attribute in hitting can often be the most difficult to obtain. With any timing, there has to be a beginning as well as an end. When it comes to hitting the ending is when the bat makes contact with the ball, so what is the beginning? When the hitters starts to lift their front heel and begin the process of striding is the start to timing. So when should that begin? Lets take a look.
How Far Should a Hitter Stride? We get a lot of questions weekly on how far a hitter should stride. It all depends! Mainly body size and starting stance width will help determine where a hitter should stride. But first, you have to understand if you are under striding or overstriding. By using a band……
It’s time to start transitioning your training from the off-season to the pre-season. Learn what you can be doing today to be ready to start the season.
Do you need your hitters to learn how to stop dropping hands and casting the bat? Check out this drill video on how to help correct the flaw.
How to Fix a Long Swing Coaches, parents, players, and instructors: We have all seen players or had at one time a long and loopy swing. Recently, I was working…
Learn How to Stop Popping Up On High Pitches and start driving them with the high pitch barrier drill from Baseball Rebellion.
Everyone who wants hits needs to barrel the ball. Stop working around the zone & start working through the zone with these two simple drills.
Don’t lunge! Your head is moving everywhere! Hitters are constantly cued to stay simple and almost still in the box. In an event that requires rhythm and timing, this doesn’t seem to be the best way to accomplish the task. Lunging is bad. We all know that. But the fix doesn’t have to be robbing the hitter of any rhythm and athleticism they may have.
If you need your hitters to establish a new on-deck routine, check out BR’s latest article on a 5 step solution to help your hitters on deck.
Adding the Half Turn Drill into your hitting routine can help you increase barrel awareness which can lead to more hard hit line drives and extra base hits.