Each workout(hitting session) you will be doing one drill from each section, so for example you will be doing one rhythm drill, one direction drill, one bat path drill, one power drill, followed by one front toss drill. For each tee drill you will be doing one set of 10 quality swings in each set. For front toss drill, you will be doing 3 rounds of 5 quality swings each. The specific drills you are going to do each workout will be entirely up to you.
Make sure that over the first 4 weeks of the program you try every single drill in your hitting session one way or another. This is very important to establish a hitting routine that you feel comfortable with doing before every single game. Once you have mastered every drill in the system, and figure out what drills work the best for getting your swing ready for competition, then you have discovered your own hitting routine!
It is also important for you to start to take ownership of your own swing, and deciding which 5 drills to pick on any given day, it will start to make you realize that you have control over your swing.
We use this specific structure in the Dead Red Hitting system because it has been a proven method to breed successful hitters. The order in which the drills are performed is crucial to maximizing gains. The specific order, as mentioned above, is Rhythm Drill, Direction Drill, Bat Path Drill, Power Drill and Front Toss drill.
The program is designed to set every player up for success like they have never seen before. By starting with Rhythm Drills we are getting your body loose, free and easy to start the day, which we call our base. Loose muscles fire explosively, and by doing these drills they will allow you to be able to control your explosiveness, just like you need to do during a game. You must be explosive, but you also must be in control of your swing.
Next, we move onto Direction Drills, which will force you to learn to keep your bat in the zone longer. Direction is one of the main things that a great baseball swing is built upon. These direction drills will allow you to crush baseballs all over the field.
The third part of our system is the Bat Path phase. In this section we isolate working on your bat path after we have built in rhythm, and proper direction. With those two ingredients built into your swing this drill series will teach you how to hit every pitch, in every part of the zone even if you are not on time. How you might ask? Because of the proper rhythm and direction you will be using the bat path drill series will teach you how to keep your bat path in the zone as long as possible, which gives you more time that your barrel is in the hitting zone.
The more time your barrel is in the hitting zone, the more margin for error you can have, which allows you to hit fastballs as well as off-speed pitches with precision and power.
The biggest reason hitters do not hit with power is because they do not understand how to create it, harness it, and deliver it. The Power Drill series will teach you how to do all three of these things and turn you into a nightmare for the opposing pitcher.
Now that we have built your swing with great rhythm, proper direction, clean bat path and teaching you how to deliver the barrel to the ball with power, we are going to teach you how to take this swing to the game. These front toss drills will introduce timing to your swing, the transition from swinging off the tee and off a live arm.
Instructions For Your Workout
Step 1:Do the 6 Minute Bat Speed Warm-Up to get your body dynamically warm.
Step 2: Choose one drill from Each Section…An example would workout would look like this…
Section 1: Rock Backs(10 Swings)
Section 2: 3 Step Quarterback Drop(10 Swings)
Section3: Beltre Drill(10 Swings)
Section 4: Toe Tap Tulo(10 Swings)
Step 3: Choose a Front Toss Drill
For Example, Regular Front Toss 3 Rounds of 5 Swings(15 Total Swings) So your workout should look like this and be performed in this EXACT order i) 10 swings of the Rock Back Drill
ii) 10 Swings of the 3 Step Quarterback Drop Drill
iii) 10 Swings of the Beltre Drill
iv) 10 Swings of the Toe Tap Tulo Drill
v) 15 Swings off front toss