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Fail at hitting like a big leaguer

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you play. You will experience failure.

You can be the most talented player in the world and you’re still going to fail more than half the time at the plate.

You will strike out, ground out, pop out, and fly out. This is guaranteed.

What truly matters is how you deal with these failures.

Do you get frustrated?

If so, do you stil have the ability to still focused on the task at hand and make the needed adjustments?

If you are struggling to deal with failure you have to change your mind set on what success is.

Steve Springer from Quality At Bats™ said it best when he said,

The batting average is evil. How can you possible base your success on your batting average when you can do everything right and still go 0-4?!!

He also goes on to say that

If you want to truly reach your potential at the plate, set daily attainable goals. This alone will help you create the confidence you need to play at the highest level.

If you are ready to take your game to the next level and achieve the type of confidence that big leaguers have I suggest you try out Steve Springers audiobook.

It been said that some hitters felt 50x more confident from one session of listening to his mp3.

He offers a 60 day money back guarantee so if  you aren’t completely satisfied, you can request a refund and still keep the product!

Not a bad deal if you ask me.

 

 

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How to make consistent contact while hitting for power!

I think with young hitters, a lot of them assume that hitting with power means pulling the ball while swinging from the heels.

Also, they may think that to make consistent contact means shortening the swing while trying to hit the ball on the ground.

Neither of those assumptions are true.

In fact a good power-hitter is able to swing with added power when he is able to take controlled violent swings with balance while showcasing the ability to keep the bat head in the zone for as long as possible while also letting the ball get deep.

This allows a hitter to hit the ball to both sides of the field while taking advantage of mistake pithes such as breaking pitches left up in the zone as well as fast-balls left out and over the plate.

So how can a hitter do this?

Well I’m glad you asked!

 

 

 

Understanding the correct bat plane.

The fastest way to two points is a straight line. Understood. But when in the box you’re trying to hit a fast-ball not solve a math problem. “Straight to the ball” doesn’t mean chopping at the ball or cutting the path of the bat in half. It means keeping the bat head on the path of the pitch for as long as possible with the least amount of unnecessary movement.

Think gap to gap

It’s better to focus more on the power alleys than to think about hitting from line to line. With a more specific focus, you will have much more room for error.

Forget about extension

I know you may hear coaches tell you to get your hands extended. Forget it. That concept is over-rated. You can drive the ball just as well with you hands inside the ball in a “Power V position”. Being balanced while demonstrating a powerful swing with torque generated from the hips is the key.

I hope these simple concepts can you as a hitter.

Apply them as soon as possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Good luck!

What has been your “proper hitting technique”?

Comment below and let me know what kind of baseball swing tips you need!

 

 

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Q&A Thursdays! Have a baseball question?

Thanks Greg for allowing me to share your question and my feedback with the readers and subscribers!

Greg has a 13 year old son who may not be seeing the ball well.

Here is my take.

 

The eyes are important Greg. The thing is, a lot of players who aren’t seeing the ball correctly actually don’t know that they aren’t simlply because of two main reasons.

1. They don’t necessarily know what to do with the eyes before the pitch

A lot of hitters run into trouble at the plate when they focus on the release point to early in the pitcher’s wind up.

The human eye can only focus on something for a few seconds(roughly). As the eyes dilate while preparing for the pitch, it’s better to work on timing for picking up the release point so that you can pick the speed, rotation, and path of the oncoming pitch as accurately as possible.

Ted Williams was known for staring into the background behind the pitcher before each pitch. I usually just looked at the pitcher and the field as a whole before having a harder focus.

2. They may be struggling with depth perception

Other hitters may be having an eye problem that deals closer with depth perception. A lot of these issues get overlooked simply becuase hitters assume they have great “baseball” eye sight because they have 20/20 vision.

According to many eye doctors, hitting a 90 mph fast-ball has much more to do with picking up the information of an object(the ball) in a 3-d space than having the ability to see far away.

If that happens to be the case I would suggest you check out a previous article and video.

Increasing baseball eye-sight and reaction.

Hope this helps Greg and tell your so I said good luck!!!

 

 

 

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When was the last time you paused and celebrated your baseball player’s growth?

Can you remember the last time you felt truly greatful for being given the opportunity to watch your kid play the game of baseball?

Do you even realize the incredible privilege it is to do so?

How often do you tell him that you’re proud, and are looking forward to all of the wonderful things he will accomplish in the near future?

Sometimes, we have to remind ourselves that a baseball career is made one day at a time. Don’t make the mistake of forgetting that each day is but an opportunity to better the lives of the people around you.

After all the swinging, throwing and running, the game of baseball will only be what you make it.

Have you reminded yourself of this?