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Hitting Theory

How To Correct An Open Or Closed Landing

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.

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This vs. That – Early Head Pull vs. Late Head Release

For this week’s installment of This vs. That, I wanted to hit on a subject that I see a lot of coaches and parents get confused about. That would be the issue of loss of vision due to pulling the head out. You hear it all of the time, “you’re pulling your head out!” A common phrase you might hear anytime a young player misses the ball. While this can definitely be a possibility, it’s not always true. The problem is that in real time, it can seem as though the player is in fact pulling their head out way too soon. When in actuality, it happens so fast that the coach or parent can’t see that their head is actually right where it needs to be.

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How To Create An Approach At The Plate

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.

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How The Squat And Deadlift Can Improve Your Swing

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!

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Stay Connected To Consistently Hit Balls Harder

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.

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This vs That – Step Out vs. Move Out

For this next edition of “This vs. That”, I thought we might address the difference between “stepping” out and “moving” out. Once again, two different things that commonly get twisted up together as the same. While they can look similar in the real time speed of a game or practice, it’s important that you know why these happen and what they may cause as a result.

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3 Tips To See the Ball Better When Hitting

3 Tips To See The Ball Better When Hitting How Can Your Stance Affect Your Vision A great swing with poor vision is essentially useless. Don’t get me wrong, poor…

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Understanding Swing Feel And Swing Real

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…

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Stay Through the Ball Long with the Ping Pong Drill

The purpose of this drill is to slightly exaggerate the idea of “staying through the ball”. As we know, it requires not only barrel speed to hit the ball hard, but barrel accuracy.

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How to Use Resistance Bands In Your Swing

Adding some resistance to a complex move can sometimes clean up that movement and create better movement patterns. This article covers three separate ways to use resistance bands to help your hitter.

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Warm-Up Hitting Drills for Hitters of All Ages

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.

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One Tool To Stop Roll Over Groundballs

Learn how these 3 Flat bat variations can help cure weak roll over grounders. Helping your hitters understand swing direction, barrel turn and proper extension.

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