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Baseball Batting Tricks: Putting Fear in the Corner


This baseball batting tricks “Hit-Bit”, or hitting tid-bit, is an answer to questions from my readers when I asked them, “If you could have a private conversation with me, what two questions would you ask?”  The answers are meant to be short, actionable, and tips you can use today.Baseball Batting Tricks Hit-Bit #1: Don't Be Scared of the Ball

Today’s Hit-Bit answers the reader question:

“How do you remove fear out of a “scared” hitter? Peer vs Peer What exercises do you use in off a tee?”

We go over:

  1. Fear will always be there,
  2. Get comfortable with baby steps, and
  3. Drills for getting comfortable in the box…


Fear will Always be There

fear is always there, or else we’d all just walk in front of oncoming trains.  We have to shrink fear down, and push it to the corner where it belongs.


Get Comfortable with Baby Steps

In order to do this, we have to equip hitters on how to deal with a particular “fear of”, that’s getting in the way of success.


Drills for Getting Comfortable in the Box

We’ll talk about baseball batting tricks and strategies young hitters should be practicing, then we’ll go into how to practice it in a safe environment.  And most importantly, we’ll build the hitter’s self confidence by tweaking the practice to apply “the move” in a real game situation.

Make sure when the hitter practices “turning away” ONLY, they don’t take a shortcut by NOT striding (like me in the video).  FYI, future Hit-Bit videos will between two to three minutes long.

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Joey Myers

I’m a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA), and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).I’m also a HUGE supporter of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

I’ve spent 11+ years in the corrective fitness industry, and have too many alphabet-soup certifications to bore you with.I also played four years of Division One baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003.

It’s NOT how you study, but what you study that counts.I apply human movement principles (or rules), validated by science, to hitting a baseball and softball.
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