Hitting Fundamentals and Drills Blog
Baseball and Fastpitch Softball
Instructional articles containing hitting fundamentals and drills.
Topics focus on hitting a baseball or softball with power and average.
Experimental drill for determining the posture in hitting stance that balances quality of vision vs improved power for the specific hitter.
Use these effective batting stay back drills to improve vision, increase power, and increase the percentage of solid contact.
Here are drills to increase the rate of hard-hit balls, improve vision, and assist in optimizing launch angle by maintaining a steady head.
The where and how hitters move their hands from a neutral position in front of the rear shoulder, in their stance, to a separated (muscle stretched, loaded) hitting position varies significantly among successful hitters.
Early bat speed hitting drills develop the generation of a large amount of force early in the swing, by the optimal inner zone contact points.
To increase bat speed for both power and average requires the hitter to generate a large amount of force early, by the optimal inner zone contact points – a secret to all but the best hitters.
These drills aim to increase the frequency of hard-hit balls by constructing a swing pattern that maximizes the margin of error for the most common location, the outside pitch.
How to swing in plane with the pitch to improve ball exit velocity and the frequency of hard-hit balls.
“Ride the wave” of modern low pitch hitting expertise using these low pitch hitting drills. Construct a swing pattern to maximize base hits.
How to increase productivity by analyzing the optimum attack and launch angles for different types of hitters and levels of competition.