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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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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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Create More Power By Loading Through the Back Heel

Recently, the heel plan of the back leg and keeping it planted as long as possible has become a hot topic here a baseball rebellion. Eric and I specifically have gone back and forth on the best ways to teach it and get hitters to ‘feel it’. My favorite way and the fastest way we’ve found is the toes off the ground drill.

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How Should a Hitter Load?

In the world of hitting certain words can invoke certain movements, good and bad. It’s not really the words that matter as much but how the individual athlete interprets those words and how they manifest those words into a particular movement.

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Mental Marker Series – Separation

JK Whited’s Mental Marker Series- Separation If you don’t know already, a players ability to separate correctly is vital to their success as a rotational athlete. In today’s Mental Marker…

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The Best Way to Hit More Homers: Home Run Opportunity Percentage

Baseball Rebellion talks about how training to hit the ball a certain way can instantly increase your hard contact and extra base hits

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Mental Marker Series- Swing Plane

JK Whited gives a drill that helps hitters who are hitting weak pop-ups and groundballs generate more power and more consistency

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5 Ways the Direction Drill Can Help You Stop Hooking Foul Balls

Learn how the Direction Drill can help hitters stop hooking balls foul and drive more balls to the gaps which leads to more extra base hits and more runs!

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Front Shoulder From Flying Open

Stop your front shoulder flying open by learning how to load properly and maximize your bat speed and power. Check out one drill to help fix this!

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