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Baseball Rebellion in Stuttgart, Germany

Two years ago I was invited to travel to Stuttgart, Germany to coach at a baseball camp from an assistant coach of mine at UNC Asheville.  Unfortunately, I was unable to do so at the time but when I was asked again, I jumped at the opportunity.  The coach who invited was really excited about what I and Baseball Rebellion could bring to the kids over there, especially in the hitting department.  He and I had already been back and forth for years about the “best” way to swing a bat and he really took a hold of the information and used it at his high school where he coaches.  Once he saw the results, he knew we would be a great fit in their camp setting.  I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into but I was excited to tackle a new challenge.… 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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The WORST Hitting Drills for Baseball and Softball EXPOSED, Part 2

A lot has happened at Baseball Rebellion since February 8th, 2013.  On that date, I wrote “The WORST Hitting Drill for Baseball and Softball EXPOSED”.  In that article, I highlighted the high tee/low tee drill where the high tee is in back of the low tee where the ball is.… 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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Baseball Rebellion Podcast – Episode 41, NY Sports Science Lab


This week Dave is back with JK and Eric.  They discuss everything from Dave’s wedding, JK’s journey coming up to Germany, and Erics newest article on Intent.  JK chats with the guys at NY Sports Science lab about all the cool things going on in the world of sports science and how they apply to every athlete. … 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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Baseball Rebellion Podcast: Episode 40, All-Star Break and BR Showcase in Charlotte, NC

 

We’re back!  This week Eric and Tyler join JK in a discussion about the first half of baseball this year.  Later the guys talk about the very first Baseball Rebellion hosted Showcase event in Charlotte NC in August.  If you have any questions about the showcase please give us a call at 919- 309-0040 or go to http://www.southcharlottesportsreport.com/prospectcamp for more information and to sign up.  Thanks for listening!… 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