Be Late To Be on Time… Understanding Hitting at the Deepest Levels

In this article we really go deep into the understanding of how the brain’s subconscience effects our timing when we hit. It’s important to note before we delve deep into the inner workings of our natural tendencies, a player must possess some ability and a fundamentally sound swing and approach to have any success. In […]

Hitting and TIming

Money Ball…The Lost Art of Base on Balls

The walk is so important. It significantly impacts an individuals success, as well as the team’s success. I was fortunate enough to play in many games, against many great players in college and professional baseball. However, it took just one game that changed my understanding of hitting forever. That game opened my eyes on hitting, […]

Art of the Walk

The Truth on Ryan Howard’s Struggles at the Plate

Ryan Howard is making $25 million a year, but has struggled over the last three years to be a productive hitter. So why can’t he hit well anymore? There are a few different things to look at. When a player has such a great start to a career, and signs such a mega-deal, he is […]

Ryan Howard

Fundamental Baseball Swing – Part 2 (“The Load”)

In This weeks newsletter we will discuss part two of the four essentials to a major league swing. If you missed it, check out part one “the Stance”. We call part two of the major league swing is the “Load”. The load may also be referred to by the movements involved, or “stride and separation”. […]

The Load

Fundamental Baseball Swing – Part 1

In the last two articles we covered two parts to being a great hitter; a fundamentally sound swing, and a fundamentally sound plate approach. Over our next four newsletters, we will break down the the first part of the two, with an in-depth breakdown of the fundamentally sound swing. The breakdown will cover the four […]

A Major League Stance

What Makes a Successful Hitter:
Fundamental Plate Approach (Part 2 of 2)

In the previous article, we discussed part one of a successful hitter, a fundamentally sound swing. Here we discuss part two, a fundamental and simple plate approach. This is key having success as a hitter in the long run. We have all heard “failing to prepare = preparing to fail”. Well that holds true in […]

Fundamental Plate Approach

What Makes a Successful Hitter (Part 1 of 2)

Coach, the best player on my team only batted .250 this year and I batted .300, does that mean I’m better? A successful hitter is often improperly judged by batting average. This is because of the length of seasons most players are playing. Outside of major college and professional baseball, the sample size of at […]

Fundamental Swing

Coach, why is my son not hitting yet?

This spring the question I have been asked most frequently by parents is why their child isn’t hitting yet. Of course there are any number of reasons a player is not having success at the plate. Including the uniquely terrible weather we are having this year. However, ultimately there may be nothing wrong at all […]

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Swing Down or Swing Up, How Do You Hit the Ball in the Air Coach?

Common Misconceptions by Youngsters About Hitting Generally every young player that starts playing baseball has an overwhelming desire to hit the ball hard, high and far in the air, with hopes they can round the bases in spectacular fashion for a homerun. This is similar to young basketball players desiring to dunk the ball and […]

Youth Hitting Misconceptions