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The Importance of Being Aggressive Early at the Plate [ARTICLE]

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As all of my readers know, baseball is a very cerebral game. The difference between winning and losing & succeeding and failing at the game...... Continue

10 Reasons to Front-Toss [ARTICLE]

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There are several ways to practice hitting. Live BP and hitting off a tee are popular ones. All have value but in my opinion and all things considered, front-toss...... Continue

Application of Hitting Drills [ARTICLE]

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A drill is a way of teaching and developing skills through repetition. The best drills not only serve as great tools for skill development, but also...... Continue

Hitting - Less Than Two Strikes and With Two Strikes [ARTICLE]

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Although hitters can find themselves in twelve possible counts, we simplify our hitting approach into two distinct categories: counts with less than...... Continue

Hitting - Creating a Routine - Just "Tie Your Shoes" [ARTICLE]

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This is the last post in a series of recent posts on the importance of creating a routine as a hitter. The previous posts on the subject are linked...... Continue

Common Mechanical Errors of Hitting [ARTICLE]

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Because of the numerous mechanical aspects that comprise a baseball swing, it is by far the hardest skill to master in athletics. It could...... Continue

Eight Ways to Get a Quality At-Bat [ARTICLE]

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Clearly defining for players exactly what a quality at-bat is helps them understand clearly how they can contribute to the offense. Our program has identified eight ways to earn a quality at-bat...... Continue

Bunt - Kill Zone vs Sacrifice [ARTICLE]

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The kill zone is an area located adjacent to the foul lines 25 to 35 feet (7.6 to 10.6 m) from home plate and approximately 10 feet (3 m) wide (figure 6.3). A skilled bunter can place a drag bunt or a sacrifice bunt in this kill zone. A bunt...... Continue

The 4 Fundamentals of Hitting a Baseball [ARTICLE]

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You've probably heard someone say, "hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports." They weren't lying. Hitting a baseball is no easy task, and it gets harder and harder the older you get. By the time you reach high school...... Continue

5 Steps to Improving Your Batting Skills [ARTICLE]

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The best baseball hitters don't just go up to the plate and hack at the ball. They have a process they follow both mentally and physically to maximize their results. All athletes who participate in our training program or on our team understand...... Continue