Staying Back…What Does it Really Mean?

Monday, Aug. 16th 2010

Here’s a video that was made to demonstrate what is meant by “staying back”.   It’s a bit technical and a little long but there are some good points here.

I would also add that if you can “stay back” and not lunge at the ball, you will be able to keep you head more still, which allows you to better see the ball. You will also have a much better chance of hitting an off speed pitch.


Another Cool Insider Bat Video

Saturday, Aug. 14th 2010

Here’s a cool little video showing a young player using the Insider Bat. Looks like the Insider Bat batting trainer is working for this kid.   Notice how he is quick, directly to the ball and then extends through impact.   Nice stroke!


New Informational Video – The Insider Bat

Friday, Aug. 13th 2010

Here’s a new video from Justin Ruchti, a member of the 2003 National Champion Rice Owls and former member of the Seattle Mariners. It’s a little long at just under ten minutes but if you are curious about what the Insider Bat is all about, you should check it out.

He gives an in-depth breakdown of what it’s good for, how and why it was designed, which hitting problems it solves and which drills you can do with it.

He also clarifies how to size the Insider Bat to know which model is right for you or your hitter.


Olympic Gold Medalist Uses Insider Bat to Teach Softball Hitting

Friday, Jul. 2nd 2010

“The Insider Bat has been extremely effective in getting my students to understand the importance of keeping their hands on the inside path of the ball in order to hit the ball on the sweetspot of their bat. Not to mention they have a ton of fun with the drills. It gives them immediate feedback and challenges them as well. I am so thrilled to FINALLY have a tool that helps my students understand the concept of keeping their hands inside the ball.”

Christie Ambrosi
2000 Olympic Gold Medalist – Team USA Softball
4 Year All-American at UCLA
1999 National Champion


Valuable Softball Hitting Resource

Wednesday, Apr. 21st 2010

Below is a link to an excellent softball hitting resource.  This was published by John Tschida , the softball coach at the University of St. Thomas.   Known for his ability to coach softball hitters, he offers this 24 page hitting guide.  The guide includes illustrations and pointers for each phase of the swing.  It’s a free download.  Click the link below to get it.  There’s an opt-in box at the top of the page if you want to join John’s list of softball tips.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the download link for the hitting guide (no registration required).  

Softball Hitting Guide