Pitch location

Friday, Jun. 29th 2012

This article is about the mechanics of hitting a baseball. The process is taught based on where the ball is compared to the batter. If the ball is inside, outside, or up, the instructor explains where the barrel of the bat should be directed. Also he explains the correlation that the beginning of the swing has with the connection of the bat to the ball.

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Pitch location


How To Fix The Three Most Common Hitting Mistakes

Friday, Jun. 29th 2012

Young baseball players typically exhibit three examples of poor hitting form. Fortunately, these mistakes can be corrected through practice. The first mistake, overstride, is corrected by moving the front foot no further than the length of the bat. The second mistake, lunging, is corrected by leading with one’s lower body. The third mistake, rolling wrists, is corrected by keeping one’s balance over both feet.

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How To Fix The Three Most Common Hitting Mistakes


ABCA/Rawlings Players of the Year

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

On June 25th, ABCA and Rawlings released their 2012 Players of the Year. For the NCAA the following players were named: James Ramsey – Div I, Nate Minnich – Div II, and Bruce Maxwell – Div III. In the NJCAA, Jordan Allen was Div I, Tyler Hollick was Div II, and Luke Andrade was Div III. The NAIA player was Miguel Beltran. In the Pacific Association it was Chris Carlson, and for high schol is was Joey Gallo. Congatulations to each of these young men.

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ABCA/Rawlings Players of the Year


Count Awareness

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

Teaching a child or yourself how to play baseball is fairly easy but giving them the knowledge to play the correct way can be tricky unless you are a professional yourself. David Keesee is a coach who has also become an author and can give you some important insight on the count and how to watch the ball. Great read for your kids or yourself. These lessons can help in developing more than skill on the baseball field. Watch his video and you can see for yourself that he knows what he is talking about. Very impressed. Took it to the ball park with my son. Take some time and read this amazing book and “keep your eye on the ball”.

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Count Awareness


Rotational Mechanics?

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

Rotational mechanics refers to an area of teaching related to baseball hitting. There are many different definitions of what rotational mechanics is, and all are for the most part correct. The author defines rotational mechanics by several main points: weight transfer, hips before hands, swing through the ball, meet the ball at a 90 degree angle, and finally push through the ball. There are many smaller motions involved with each of these, but the basic premise of rotational mechanics revolves around these points.

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Rotational Mechanics? What is all the fuss about!


A Hitting Tip to Increase Your Batting Average Now?

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

The article was about a great way to improve your batting average very easily. By relaxing your top hand and dominating the swing with your bottom hand, you can dramatically increase your batting average. His tips helped some of his players hit about 15 for 20 which is an excellent average. The overall message was to dominate with the bottom hand and relax the top hand to produce a better average.

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Do You Want a Hitting Tip to Increase Your Batting Average Now?


Do You See the Ball?

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

Often times baseball players will approach the plate with the mindsets of keeping proper form, not striking out, etc. However, having these thoughts run through your head as the pitch comes from the mound can only hurt the overall hitting ability of the player. Instead, the goal is to simply see the ball as it comes towards home plate, whether it is the overall velocity or the way the seams are spinning. Having this mindset at the plate will most definitely achieve those desired hits.

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The Big Secret to Becoming a Better Hitter- Do You See the Ball?


Throwing the bat is a good thing?

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

Professional players don’t swing a baseball bat. Instead they throw the back at the ball. The motion of a professional hitter is very much like that of a professional outfielder throwing the ball back. Most hitters take a step or stride to help transfer power from the back foot to the front while they are throwing the bat. This assists in speeding the barrel of the bat much faster that a traditional swing can.

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Best tips to Learn how to throw the baseball bat


Flaws in Hitting – Take a closer look!

Wednesday, Jun. 27th 2012

When taking a look at baseball hitters there are several coaching flaws that can result in poor performance. The first is poor weight transfer. Unfortunately, there are many players that balance their weight evenly between both front and back which results in limited power and explosiveness. Next is poor leveling or not keeping the bat even with the ground. Finally, throwing the hands. This is when the front arm extends and the wrists roll through the contact point. By eliminating these mistakes hitters have a much better chance for solid contact each and every time.

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Flaws in Hitting – Take a closer look!


Alex Rodriquez Hitting Lesson

Tuesday, Jun. 26th 2012

Here is a video fo the great A-Rod taking BP.

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Alex Rodriquez Hitting Lesson