Changing a Hitting Habit

Changing a Hitting Habit

In this “mental approach” article, I will discuss how to most quickly change a long ingrained, unproductive hitting habit to one which will lead to a higher slugging percentage or increased batting average. This article is the fourth in a series aimed at increasing...
How Changing Focus Will Improve Hitting

How Changing Focus Will Improve Hitting

This article is aimed at increasing awareness for the mental side of hitting. The longer I coach the more I come to appreciate the “power of the mind”. In this “mental approach” article, I will identify various ways a hitter can focus their attention. As we go through...
How to Improve Seeing the Ball

How to Improve Seeing the Ball

While seeing the ball is typically the first skill kids are taught, it is many times the first thing they forget as soon as the game begins. The young hitter will look up early, before contact, to see where the ball will go. Even experienced hitters encounter periods...
How to Look for a Pitch

How to Look for a Pitch

An important skill, for more experienced baseball and softball hitters to add to their expanding collection of mental abilities, is looking for a pitch. To correctly look for a pitch, the hitter must be prepared to take the pitch if is not the pitch the hitter is...