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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…

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.

Cody Bellinger Hitting Analysis Reveals Ways To Consistently “Hulk Smash” The Ball

Cody Bellinger Swing Dissection: How To Get “What’s Real” Out Of “What’s Feel”  Thome on Bellinger – MLB Tonight “His hands are absolutely electric.” – Jim Thome on Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Cody Bellinger Posted by MLB Network on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 I have a treat for you (and it involves the swing of hot hitting rookie sensation Cody Bellinger)……

The Rotational Risk Hiding In Your Players’ Swing?

Little Known Way To Optimize Bat & Ball Exit Speeds By Rotating “Under Load” (not what you think) In today’s video, you’ll learn how to fix your flat feet… …(insert record scratch sound effect)… “Wait a cotton pickin’ minute, so you’re showing me a video on how to correct ‘flat feet’?!  How is this suppose to help my hitters?” …Someone…

Using Batting Weight On-Deck May Dangerous To Bat & Ball Exit Speed?

Scientific Truth Every Coach Ought to Know About Using Batting Weights To Warm-up In The On-Deck Circle This post may blow the minds of those that didn’t get the memo… Chris Dozer, who’s father to one of my 10yo online lesson students, sent the following Wall Street Journal article titled: “Watching Your Weight Before Hitting Plate”. You can read the…

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