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.
Hitting for Power – Top Five Fundamentals
Baseball and Fastpitch Softball players improve hitting power by focusing on five important batting fundamentals. Functional drills included.
Batting Stance Posture Experimentation Drill
Experimental drill for determining the posture in hitting stance that balances quality of vision vs improved power for the specific hitter.
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.
Hitting Drills to Fix Lunging
Use these effective batting stay back drills to improve vision, increase power, and increase the percentage of solid contact.
Pulling Head Hitting Fixes and Drills
Use these hitting drills to fix a pulling head. To improve vision and the rate of hard-hit balls, train hitters to maintain a steady head.
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.
Bat Speed Drills for Power and Average
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.
Early Bat Speed for Power and Average
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.
Opposite Field Hitting Drills
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.
Swing on Plane for Baseball and Fastpitch Softball
The hitter swings in the same plane as the ball is traveling to maximize exit velocity and hard-hit balls. How and who should get on plane.