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Girls Softball Hitting Tips: How To Get Hitters To Buy Into The System

“How Do You Get Kids To Buy Into These Movements When Every Hitting Instructor In The Area Is Teaching Robotic, Sequential Hitting Positions?” In this girls softball hitting tips video, we answer the reader question above. (By the way, this information is applicable to baseball as well.) We’ll go over: Hypnosis: GOOD or BAD? Internal v. external cues, and Listing…

Baseball Batting Cage Drills: Here’s A Quick Way To Hit Less Ground-balls

Question: Does The BackSpin Batting Tee Help Hitters Elevate The Ball? In this baseball batting cage drills experiment using the Backspin batting tee, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze what would happen to a hitter’s spray chart (ME!!) by taking: 100 swings using a conventional tee (ATEC Single Tuffy Tee), versus Taking another 100 swing using Taylor and Jarrett Gardner’s BackSpin…

Baseball Swing Slow Motion Analysis Of Joey Votto

Dominate The Pitch Plane Like Joey Votto (Baseball Swing Slow Motion Analysis) This is Part-2 of a 3-part baseball swing slow motion analysis video series coming straight out of the Pitch-Plane Dominator online video mini-course… Sick of struggling to reduce your hitter’s ground balls, swing and miss strikeouts, and non-productive weak fly balls?  This simple 4-Step online video mini-course (7-modules total) will help…

Baseball Batting Drills For Youth May Be Causing You To Lose Out On Repeatable Power [The Neck Brace Drill]

Baseball Batting Drills For Youth: Make This Head Position Mistake And Dramatically Decrease Batted Ball Distance This is Part-2 of a 3-part baseball batting drills for youth video series coming straight out of the Catapult Loading System online video mini-course… Sick of struggling with getting your hitters to hit the ball hard with more consistency?  This is a simple 7-module online…

Baseball Batting Techniques: Simple Way To Use Forward Momentum That Works For Elite Hitters

Forward Momentum: Tinker & Test Baseball Batting Techniques In this baseball batting techniques post, we’ll talk about how elite MLB sluggers employ Forward Momentum (FoMo for short). I’m going to answer the following questions from my readers: Does a hitter transfer all their weight to the front leg at some point in the swing? Does FoMo stride need to be big…

Baseball Swing Load: If You Can Bend Sideways You Can Gain 4-MPH Bat Speed

Question: Does a Slight “Downhill” Shoulder Angle Before Landing Boost Baseball Swing Load & Bat Speed? In this baseball swing load “shoulder” angle experiment using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze what would happen to Bat & Hand Speed when we took 100 swings with a slight “Downhill” shoulder angle (about 8-10-degrees) versus…

How To Hit 120.5-mph Ball Exit Speeds Like Josh Donaldson

Amy Gill and Andrew Marden from KSEE24, a local sports news station here in Fresno, CA, put this video together of an HPL Batted Ball Distance Challenge held about a month ago. We worked primarily on testing “showing the numbers“, and the results were interesting… Twelve total hitters, ranging in ages from 8-17 years old.  Nine of them had been…

Baseball Hitting Instruction To Stop Rear Racing Elbow Bat Drag

Okay, I’ll admit it… The one hitting fault that is a bugger to fix is, Rear Racing Elbow. Unfortunately: I find that a baseball hitting instruction fix for one player with this challenge, may not work for another. Fortunately: I do see symptoms that tend to haunt specific Rear Racing Elbow bat drag hitters. Unfortunately: I also find that the same combination of…

Baseball Swing Mechanics Experiment: Squash The Bug Ineffective?

Question: Do “Squish the Bug” Baseball Swing Mechanics Depress Bat Speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if the baseball swing mechanics “squishing/squashing the bug”, during the turn, increases or decreases bat speed.  The term “squishing the bug” means rotating the back foot, on the ground, during the turn.  Like you’re…

Proper Baseball Hitting Mechanics: “Hiding Hands” Zepp Experiment (featuring JD Martinez)

Boost “Top Out” Bat Speed By “Hiding The Hands”, Like JD Martinez…   Question: Does Hiding the Hands Increase Bat Speed versus NOT Hiding Them? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if hiding the hands from the pitcher prior to stride landing boosts bat speed, over not hiding them.  Some may…

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