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The ability for an athlete to rotate in proper kinematic sequence allows for maximum speed gain throughout rotation. The first step in this sequence is proper hip shoulder separation. Oftentimes in rotation, the first mistake is the worst mistake. Learning to properly disassociate pelvic rotation from shoulder rotation is key in creating bat speed.
Many coaches at all levels tell their hitters to ‘line up their door knocking knuckles’. This is not only incorrect, but it puts many players in an extremely weak position when attempting to turn the bat into the hitting zone… The Box Grip, where you line up the knockers with the punching knuckles is what we have taught for years. And while more more correct and widely used in the mlb, there may be a better way.
Every coach, instructor or parent that has ever worked in baseball has dealt with a hitter ”spinning off”. If it’s so common and has been dealt with so often, why is it still around? Here is what no one is saying about “spinning off”.
How Far Out Front Should You Hit The Ball? Where Does the Swing Plane Come From? Point of Impact Every hitter swings up, and every hitter swings down. However, when the downturn ends and the barrel begins to turn up or “on-plane” can dictate the impact a hitter has on the ball. The best hitters…
Chas goes into detail about how a long swing or tons of foul balls can be fixed, quickly, by understanding exactly what’s causing the miss. Could be timing, could be length in the “C” of the swoosh.
JK Whited breaks down THREE key phases of Javy Baez’s swing and how you can learn from him for help creating the engine to your swing.
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.
Note from the Author: The top of this article is extremely dorky and filled with big words. If you just want to skip ahead and learn how to train your forearms and…
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.
Stop Rolling Over and Increase Extension in the Swing The Insider Bat is an extremely popular training aid. Tens of thousands of people have purchased this hitting tool. Unfortunately, in our opinion, the Insider Bat is about as bad a training tool as you can use. However, we have found a few ways to use……