Category Archives: Hitting

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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Baseball Workouts Are Not All or Nothing

Hey guys, we’re into the offseason now, so baseball workouts are at full speed.  I love it! We have guys throwing medicine balls, whipping ropes around, working with bands, and doing a lot of good ole fashioned agility work with some sprinting thrown in for good measure. We love working out, and […]

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Private Baseball Lessons – Good or Bad?

Hey guys, I think winter is the perfect time to write about private baseball lessons a little bit because a lot of players are getting them this time of year.  I would like to start by saying that Baseball Brains coaches give a lot of private lessons, year round.  So then we […]

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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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Good Hitting Drill – Front Toss Tee Drill

You Can’t Ever Have Enough Hitting Drills It isn’t often (is it ever?) that a coach or player stops looking for a good hitting drill.  Hitting is hard, we all know that.  So anything that promises to make hitting even slightly easier is something worth checking out. The key for us when […]

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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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