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Mickey Mantle: How To Increase Batted Ball Distance When You’re Not Throwing A Javelin?

CRUSH the Ball Like Mickey Mantle I originally included this Mickey Mantle video in a Swing Smarter Baseball Hitting Drills post on June 11th, 2013. I did this about 6-months before launching HPL. Since publishing the YouTube video, it has amassed over 56,325 views, 76 video “Likes”, and only 7 video “dislikes”. The basic premise of the video was to compare Mickey Mantle’s…

Baseball Hitting Tips For Youth: Discover The One-Swing-Fits-All Secret

Baseball Hitting Tips For Youth: Can We Teach One Swing To ALL Hitters? This is Part-3 of a 3-part baseball hitting tips for youth video series coming straight out of the Pitch-Plane Dominator online video mini-course… Sick of struggling to reduce your hitters 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…

Softball Hitting Tips Fastpitch: #1 Biggest Lie In Hitting

Softball Hitting Tips Fastpitch: Is Power ALL In The Hips? This is Part-3 of a 3-part softball hitting tips fastpitch 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 video mini-course that will help hitters weighing…

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…

Little League Baseball Batting Tips: How-To Hit The Ball Consistently Hard Like Hank Aaron

Little League Baseball Batting Tips That Shy Away From Modeling Big Sluggers This is Part-1 of a 3-part little league baseball batting tips 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 video mini-course that will help…

Softball Batting Tips to STOP Flying Open & Get Front Foot Down on Time (Hit-Bit #4)

Why ‘Old School’ Softball Batting Tips Fail And Science Succeeds This softball batting tips “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. Today’s Hit-Bit…

Softball Batting Drills For Power: “Back Eye” Test (Hit-Bit #2)

What Everybody Ought to Know About Softball Batting Drills for Power… This softball batting drills for power “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…

Baseball Hitting Drills For Contact: ProXR Bat Knob Zepp Experiment

Question: Does a Modified Bat Knob Increase Bat & Ball Exit Speeds? In this baseball hitting drills for contact bat knob experiment using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app & Bushnell radar gun, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze what would happen to Bat and Ball Exit Speeds when using the same model and sized wood bat, but the only difference being that one bat…

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…

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