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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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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Many Hitters Increasing Bat Speed By 4-5 Miles Per Hour

Many Young Hitters Increasing Bat Speed By 4-5 Miles Per Hour Written by Connor Powers, July 15, 2017Many Young Are Told They Cannot Increase Bat Speed. This Is One Of The Biggest Misconceptions In Hitting.The problem is that millions of young hitters have slow bat speed because they don’t understand how to use their hips, […]

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3 Places to Check For “Power Leaks” in Your Son’s Baseball Swing

I received a question from a Dead Red Hitting newsletter subscriber asking what he should do if his son is struggling with hitting for power. He pointed out that he hadn’t been striking out a ton, and was still making consistent contact. The pop just isn’t there. When I hear about this problem then here […]

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Baseball Showcases Basics Explained : What Pro Scouts and College Coaches Are Looking For At The Next Level

Summer showcases are critical opportunities for players to earn a college scholarship or impress a pro scout enough to hear their name on called draft day. Every showcase is a chance for players to display their most valuable skills they have to offer future coaches and professional organizations. Players are graded based on the 5 […]

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