Hitting Debates Blog
Baseball and Fastpitch Softball
The hitting debates blog reviews opposing strategies and viewpoints about hitting a ball for power or productivity.
What should be the hitter’s intention? Let the ball travel to the inner zone, or try to hit the ball out front?
This debate examines the validity of another “ancient” Roman edict, “Stand Tall.” Is standing tall a fix for numerous swing issues?
In this hitting debate two contending parties argue whether to “squish the bug” or conversely to un-weight the rear foot.
The benefits and drawbacks of shortening or eliminating the hitting stride and keeping weight back to land the stride softly.
Short to the ball advocates recommend hands load hands outside the toe line. Where hands should load to reduce time to contact is debated.
The quicker the hands are to the ball the more time a hitter has to react to the pitch. But does quickness come from speed or shortening barrel travel distance?
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!