How to Hit the Baseball Hard More Consistently

The best hitters in the game hit the ball hard on a consistent basis. Hitting the ball hard every so often doesn’t make you a great hitter. Being able to consistently hit the ball hard at the heart of what makes a great hitter.

How to Hit the Baseball Hard More Consistently

Here’s a simple and easy drill you can use to help your child, hitters, or yourself improve consistency at the plate.

Tight to Back Shoulder Drill


To explain why and how this drill works I created another video using Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers to show proof that one of the best hitters in baseball stays tight to his back shoulder during his swing.

Tight to Back Shoulder Explained Using Cody Bellinger’s Swing:


Staying tight to the back shoulder is just one piece of what allows the hitter to hit the baseball hard on a consistent basis.

To me, there are no good hitters or bad hitters. There are trained hitters and untrained hitters.

Your goal should be to train the hitter to keep the barrel of the baseball bat in the hitting zone for as long as possible. The longer the hitter can keep the barrel of the baseball bat in the hitting zone then the more likely the hitter is to hit the ball dead square on the barrel creating hard contact.

Training the hitter to keep the barrel in the hitting zone longer starts and finishes with their mechanics.

I explain everything you need to know about swing mechanics in my ABC’s of The Elite Swing Program called “The ABC’s of The 5 Tool Hitter

Click Here to learn more about The ABC’s Program and how it can help your child, your hitters, or you drastically improve performance in the batter’s box from a few simple tweaks.

Keep Swinging,

Coach Powers

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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