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How To Coach Hitting In Youth Baseball

  Wondering How To Coach Hitting? It All Starts With One Thing… Hitting is a very difficult thing to do, especially for a young kid.  So an article about how to coach hitting can be tough to write.  There are so many pieces to hitting a baseball that it’s hard to know […]

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Guest Post – A Winning Approach During the BBCOR Era

A Guest Post on Hitting In the BBCOR Era Coach Kyle Nelson is from www.cornerstonecoachingacademy.com, and here he presents some ideas for better hitting approaches in modern baseball.  More information can be found about Coach Nelson at the end of the article. A Winning Approach To Hitting During the BBCOR Era As […]

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Hitters Must Practice Timing

  Hitting is Timing Hitting is all about timing.  Too early and you look like you’re whipping a garden hose around up there.  Too late and you look totally over matched.  In reality, these two things are not much different in terms of actual time.  In fact the difference between early and […]

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Winter Hitting Tips For Baseball

Hi Braniacs! WINTER HITTING TIPS: A couple weeks ago I wrote an article about keeping quality over quantity this winter, check that out if you haven’t read it yet. Moving on from there, another thing that we need to keep in mind while we’re locked in the batting cages this winter, is that there […]

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Using Balance Boards For Hitting

We wrote an article on how important balance is for hitting in baseball a little while ago, and I thought I would follow up with some advice for using balance boards. First, I do think that balance is king when a hitter is at the plate.  Just like in pitching however, it’s […]

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Hitting Drill For More Power – The Happy Gilmore

Hey Guys, Today I wanted to write about a hitting drill that I see a lot, and often think is misused. First of all, if we want to hit the ball with more power, we need to involve our body more.  This means getting our legs involved and incorporating a very athletic […]

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Don Mattingly Is Clueless About Hitting

Sometimes Resume Doesn’t Mean Good Coach   I am never surprised when I hear a professional baseball player (or former player) giving bad advice about hitting.  I’m not surprised because I hear it constantly from them.  Incredible baseball players who are regurgitating old school junk advice because they’ve heard it from all […]

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Hitting Issues? Stop Using A Batting Tee!

Alright, I’ll admit that part of the reason I gave this post the title I did, was to get your attention.  I actually like the tee, and we use it quite a bit in the cages.  However, there are some VERY important issues that you need to be aware of when it […]

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Effective Baseball Practice – Quality over Quantity

How To Practice Baseball Most Effectively As baseball players head to the cages, to their personal trainers, to camps or clinics or any other training ground it’s important to optimize the training.  Time spent training is not always time spent improving.  In fact, we’ve seen plenty of players take strides backwards in […]

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Baseball Hitting Drill – Two Ball Toss

There are a lot of baseball hitting drills that we think could be much better with a simple twist added to them.  Almost every baseball coach does short toss for batting practice.  This hitting drill is a variation on that drill.  It adds a second baseball, and elevates the simple short toss […]

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