Hitting Debates Blog
Baseball and Fastpitch Softball
The hitting debates blog reviews opposing strategies and viewpoints about hitting a ball for power or productivity.
Out Front Hitting vs Let the Ball Travel
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.
Stand Tall During the Swing?
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.
The Ultimate Guide to “Squish the Bug”
In this hitting debate two contending parties argue whether to “squish the bug” or conversely to un-weight the rear foot.
Batting Stride: How Aggressive?
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.
Loading Hands For Batters: The Ultimate Guide
This article details the pros/cons of options for loading hands and the best fit to the experience/type of hitter to maximize productivity.
Softball Swing vs Baseball 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!