Category Archives for Increase Hard Contact

4 Hitting Drills You Can Use to Hit The Ball Harder

Many Young Hitters Across The United States Are Failing To Generate High Bat Speed For One Big Reason The truth is that most young hitters who struggle to generate bat speed are typically 2-3 swing tweaks away from adding an extra 4-5 MPH, in some cases 10 MPH, to their swing. Most hitters don’t intuitively […]

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3 Swing Fundamentals You Should Never Forget

  How to Start Building An Elite Swing I see so many young hitters struggle for one simple reason. They’ve never been taught the proper fundamentals of the elite level swing. They grow up constantly hearing coaches tell them to “swing down,” which more often than not creates a steep, choppy swing that actually pulls […]

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Stop Roll Over Ground Balls With This Hitting Drill

When a hitter is consistently hitting ground balls to the pull-side then they are creating an “around the ball” bat path. There can be many possible mechanical causes of getting around the ball  – loopy hand path, early hip rotation, poor direction, poor load, no enough separation, etc. This drill focuses on creating a more […]

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Secret “Hands Inside The Ball” Baseball Hitting Drill

Adding Backspin To The Ball Means More Homers, Right? Wrong. More spin equals less distance to your best hit baseballs. Let me explain… If you were taught to “swing down” or to “add backspin” then you’re passing along incorrect information to your hitters. With the latest technology (Hit Trax) it’s been proven that you want […]

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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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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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4 Swing Flaws Every Hitter Should Avoid

Recently I had a parent e-mail me and explain he was sick of watching his son struggle at the plate. He knew that he his son had the talent to crush the baseball on a consistent basis but something just wasn’t clicking. About 1 in every 5 at bats he would hit the ball hard […]

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