Hitting Debates Blog
Baseball and Fastpitch Softball
The hitting debates blog reviews opposing strategies and viewpoints about hitting a ball for power or productivity.
Train out front hitting or let the ball travel? What should be the hitter’s intention? This debate covers the pros and cons of each method.
Is “stand tall” an effective batting cue? Should hitters stay tall as they swing? We debate the pros and cons. A guide to hitting postures.
In this hitting debate two contending parties argue whether to “squish the bug” or conversely to un-weight the rear foot.
Should the stride for hitters be aggressive or early, short, and soft – the pros and cons. How to fit the stride to the hitter’s abilities.
Should hitters load hands shorter to improve quickness? We evaluate different hand load positions using time to contact to measure quickness.
Is a quick bat the result of bat speed or a short hitting swing? This article closely examines the components of a quick batting swing.
Whether batting should be taught the same way for the baseball vs softball swing is a popular topic among coaches and parents. To really root out the truths and myths, we must dive into the details. You may be surprised by some of the myths and truths!