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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. 1. Your Child Isn’t Hitting the Sweet Spot Consistently Hitting for power starts with hitting the barrel dead square consistently. To […]

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Baseball Hitting Timing: The Front Foot Doesn’t Need To Get Down Early

In case you missed it, Robinson Cano hammered a 1-1 slider off Wade Davis in the 10th inning to put the AL team ahead 2-1.Here’s what you can take away from Cano’s Homer.1.  The Front Foot Doesn’t NEED To Be On The Ground at Release PointGetting the front foot down when the pitcher is at […]

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The Sudden Slump

“My Son Or Daughter Has Started To Slump Out Of No Where…” Hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult things to do in all of sports.Watching a hitter go from tearing the cover off the ball to practically being in tears is even more difficult.Roll-overs ground balls, weak fly balls, strikeouts, and a complete […]

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Beating The Odds And Earning A D1 Scholarship

Coming into my freshmen year at Mississippi State I was virtually unheard of by teammates and fans. I was not a big time recruit.  Not even close. Big time recruits usually sign during the early signing period in November. I hadn’t signed my scholarship until 5 months later during April of my senior year of […]

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How I Became Illinois Player of The Year in 2006 (best advice I’ve ever received)

“Powers – You’re nothing but a pretender.  You think you are a contender, but you’re not” Those are some of the most honest words I’ve ever heard from a coach. It was July of 2005 after my Junior year in high school. Back then your junior summer was your one “real shot” to get recruited by […]

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6 Exercises To Build An Explosive Baseball Swing (Video Series)

Get Instant Access to This 4 Week Bat Speed Program That Focuses On Lower Half Drive Many hitters lack bat speed because their bat speed muscles are not strong enough to produce high levels of bat speed. A hitter with no bat speed is like a soldier with no weapon.  They are just a sitting […]

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16 Mistakes Almost Every Hitter Makes During The Off-Season

Mistake #1 – Not Getting Enough Quality Cage Time Outside of Practice One of the most common questions I get is how many times the hitter should be hitting per week. For high school hitters I tell them to hit 4-5 times per week. For pre-high school hitters I recommend that they hit 2-3 days […]

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5 Bat Speed Destroying Mistakes Hitters Make During Their Load

The load is one of the most important parts of a high level baseball swing with serious bat speed. Hitter’s who don’t load properly will lose power, control of the barrel, and the lack of ability to drive the ball to all fields.Here are 5 common mistakes hitters of all ages (especially young hitters) make:1. […]

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3 Tips To Keep The Head As Still As Possible During The Baseball Swing

1.  Hold The Flex In The Back Knee During The Stride Holding the flex, or bend, in the back knee is a simple way to prevent the head from moving up and down during the stride.  When a hitter maintains the flex/bend in their back knee then their head will stay on the same plane […]

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