3 Big Reasons Why Your Child Struggles to Hit for Power

It’s painful to watch hitters struggle to generate bat speed & power.

Here are three reasons why your child may be struggling to generate bat speed and exactly what you can do about it.

3 Big Reasons Why Your Child Struggles Hit for Power

1. Your Child Isn’t Hitting the Sweet Spot Consistently

Hitting for power starts with hitting the barrel dead square consistently. To be able to do this you need to have a swing that gets into the hitting zone early and stays in the hitting zone for a long period of time.

That is going to increase the hitter’s margin of error so the hitter can still hit the ball on the barrel even if they are not perfectly on time. I dive deep into every single drill you need to use to create a swing that gets on plane in my ABC’s Fundamental Swing Mechanics Program.

In this post, we’re going to cover one big concept that you need to make sure your child is executing properly in the swing if they aren’t generating the power that they should be.

The Slingshot Concept:

This video is straight out of the ABC’s Fundamental Swing Mechanics Program I mentioned before.

When your child executes the slingshot properly in the swing then you’ll notice an immediate improvement.

They will have more bat speed, more pop, and their bat should be in the hitting zone for a longer period of time.

That is provided they are doing thing #2 properly.

2. Your Child Isn’t Initiating the Swing From the Ground Up

My mission is to take confusing mechanics and simplify it down so any player, parent, or coach can understand how to implement the information I post on my site.

In order to “lock in” the slingshot mechanism, the hitter needs keep their hands back, allow the front heel to plant, then fire their hips/back knee to start the swing from the ground up.

See the image of Kris Bryant below.

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Many hitters use their hands too early when they are trying to generate bat speed and power. If the hands move before the hips start turning then you’ve lost the slingshot (rubber band snap) effect.

When the hitter starts their swing with their hands, I like to call that the “top down” swing. The top down swing creates a steep bat path which causes swings and misses, weak grounders, and soft pop ups.

Take a video of your child or your hitters and make sure they are initiating their swing from the ground up.

3. Your Child Doesn’t Have Enough Bat Speed

The last reason is that your child just doesn’t hit for power is their bat speed. Even if the hitter has perfect mechanics they won’t hit for power if they aren’t explosive or strong enough to generate the necessary bat speed required to hit the ball over the fence.

One of the biggest myths in baseball is that your bat speed is fixed (like your shoe size).

The truth is that you can increase your bat speed if you know how to train properly for bat speed.

3 Big Reasons Why Your Child Struggles Hit for Power

That’s from 30 Day Bat Speed Cure User Richard T.

I believe every hitter should devote a portion of their year to training for bat speed. This allows the hitter to spike their bat speed and then maintain their higher level of bat speed throughout the course of the season.

That’s why I created The 30 Day Bat Speed Cure training program. This program has been used by over 2,032 hitters to add bat speed and power to their swing.

Say Goodbye To “Soft Contact” For Good

It’s always very sad to watch a hitter take an aggressive hack at the baseball, barrel it up, and then watch the ball barely go into the outfield.

If you’ve consistently watched your son or daughter make “soft contact” but don’t know what to do to increase bat speed…

Listen up.

Inside The 30 Day Bat Speed Cure training program I outline every step you need to know to help your son or daughter increase their bat speed by 4-5MPH in 30 days.

We accomplish this by using explosive training exercises and a “bat speed activation” warm-up to make sure the fast twitch muscle fibers are firing explosively.

I actually used a similar philosophy when I was training for The Remax World Long Drive Finals in 2014 and set a club head speed record of 156 MPH.

If you’re sick and tired of watching your son or daughter have low self-confidence because of their lack of bat speed then it’s time to start training with The 30 Day Bat Speed Cure.

More bat speed = more fun, respect, and confidence for your son or daughter and I’m so confident this program will help them I offer a 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee.

Click Here to pick up your copy of The 30 Day Bat Speed Cure today.

About the Author Connor Powers

Connor Powers is a former Professional Baseball Player (Padres Organization 2010-2013) who has a passion for teaching others how reach their goals in the game of baseball. Since 2012 Coach Powers he has had his YouTube videos viewed over 3.3 Million times and has over 24,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. His specialties are maximizing bat speed, improving batting average, and taking hitters from average to elite.

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