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How To Motivate Athletes To Commit To Training Consistently & With Intensity…WITHOUT “Burning Them Out”

“It’s not about how many swing you get in a day, it’s quality deep practice swings that matter.” I had the honor of being interviewed by Coach Daryl Weber who’s the founder of the website: Attack Style Wrestling Yes I know, he’s running a coaching blog about wrestling and this is a hitting blog, BUT… The principles of coaching transcend…

The Sooner You Know ‘Swinging Down’ Is A Disaster The Better

How To Use Knowledge To Help Hitters Reach Their Full Potential This is bad| https://t.co/dDmbYt1OZt pic.twitter.com/BRld6yav7i — Sean T. Plouffe ➪ ⚾️ (@airplouffe86) October 2, 2017 (Before getting into this post, I have to pre-frame it with the fact that cuing a hitter to ‘swing down’, ‘keep barrel above hands’, and ‘get on top’ can be helpful for hitters whose…

How To Train A 2-Year-Old To Hit A Moving Ball

If You Can Train Two Pigeons To Play Ping-Pong, Then YES You Can Train “Normal” Young Athletes To Step Sideways & Hit A Moving Ball This is a follow up to the post I recently published titled,  “WHY ‘Squishing The Bug’ Is So Dumb”. I had a couple coaches reach out over email and social media, Saying although they agreed with…

WHY ‘Squishing The Bug’ Is So Dumb

If You’re Teaching ‘Squish The Bug’, Then You’re OLD This video is a definitive guide when it comes to WHY ‘squishing the bug’ is an inferior hitting mechanic. Right now, if you find yourself asking if people STILL teach this, then sadly, the answer is yes. I ran into one just the other day on the socials.  Nothing but pseudo…

Here Is A Method That is Helping Rhys Hoskins Give Salivating Pitchers Nightmares

Leg Kicks May Be Dangerous To Pitchers (And Hitters That Don’t Perfect Them)… Before I get into the Rhys Hoskins swing breakdown video featuring Mark DeRosa & Cliff Floyd above… I wanted to give you a heads up of what’s in this post: Lesson learned from my school of hard knocks, How to fix striking out every at-bat in tournament,…

How 175-LB 15yo Is Consistently Hitting The Ball 400-FT With…BBCOR & Wood

Discover The Back Foot Variance Drill Secret I wanted to share a couple things in this post… An updated video of the Back Foot Variance Drill, and A testimonial from one of my online lesson dads from Tennessee (I’m in California!).   Back Foot Variance Drill UPDATED Since putting this drill together a few years ago, I’ve improved on it…

How To “Stay On Ball Longer” & “See It Better” Like Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton: Closed Stance

STOP Pulling Off The Ball, Increase Batting Average, and Boost Power By Using The Closed Stance? I know, I know, Some well meaning coaches will think, “Well, a closed stance cuts off a hitter’s vision, and/or restricts hip movement”… I get it.  I used to believe the same thing a couple years ago, …But what I found in my research…

The Shocking Mistake Killing Run Production (MUST Read For Ground-ball Hitting Coaches)…

Ground-ball Hitting Approaches May Be Causing You To Lose Out On Producing MASSIVE Runs Now, before getting your panties in a bunch, let me start off by saying, the ONLY time ground-balls are okay, is for situational hitting scenarios. Other than that, ground-balls should be banned. My friend and retired Major Leaguer Homer Bush, in his book Hitting Low In…

Discover The “Paradoxical Intention” Secret To Making Adjustments

Here’s A Quick Way To Help Hitters Make Outcome-Based Swing Adjustments (you don’t have to be a rocket scientist!)… In this video, we’ll discuss: Man’s Search For Meaning, by Dr. Victor Fankl and his theory of “Paradoxical Intention” Making “horizontal” hitting adjustments, Making “vertical” hitting adjustments, and Making adjustments to the point of impact.

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