Hitting Drills to Improve Bat Speed

If You Practice a Long Swing, You’ll Have a Long Game Day Swing

Bad batting practice habits encouraging to pull the ball or to hit home runs result in decreased bat speed. Bad practice habits will transfer to your game-day at-bats and you’ll have trouble hitting quality pitching.

Latest Bat Speed Drills & Tips


LASER Whip Side Toss Drill - Powerful Extension
 April 21, 2017 Clint Balgera

Our Bat Speed Precise Trainer™ guides you to powerful extension… all the time, every time.
Powerful Extension Drills

LASER Blast Tee Drill: Bat speed, Rotational Hitting and Load
 April 3, 2017 Clint Balgera

Prepare to hit anything the pitcher throws your way

Practice Plan. 20 Minute LASER Bat Speed Challenge. Full Training Guide
 March 14, 2017 Clint Balgera

EVERY single player I've coached has seen an immediate improvement in bat speed, power and technique with the following drills.
20 minute challenge bat speed, power and technique

JUST TELLING YOUTH PLAYERS TO “STAY CONNECTED” DOES NOT WORK
 March 13, 2017 Clint Balgera

When your players train using our Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer, you won’t have to say anything about staying connected. It takes care of the hardest parts, so you can focus on the basics.
Teaching kids to stay connected

Laser Drill. Hips Lead Hands Dry Swing Drill
 March 11, 2017 Clint Balgera

A Quick Drill You Can Do Without A Ball Is Called “Hips-Before-Hands” Practice Swings
Hips leading hands drill

Laser Bat Speed Training Tools
 March 1, 2017 Clint Balgera

Free downloads and 24/7 cloud access to our training guides

Get More Bat Speed In 9 Simple Steps
 March 1, 2017 Clint Balgera

All it takes is 20 swings using our Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer and a this drill
Hitting drill for power

Laser Tee Drill [Part 1] Basic Tips For Hitting The High Pitch
 February 25, 2017 Clint Balgera

Focus on hitting a line drive back up the middle of the hitting cage and keep your head down throughout the entire swing. Don't try to pull the ball!
Basic tee drill

[Drill 2 Updated] 20 Minute Laser Bat Speed Challenge - Top Hand Isolation
 February 24, 2017 Clint Balgera

Teaches rotational mechanics and improves core power by isolating the explosive rotational phase of your swing.

20 Minute LASER Bat Speed Challenge: Drill 3 Deep Contact Explosive Core Front Toss
 February 23, 2017 Clint Balgera

Turn any player into A Laser hitting machine using our Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer and a few simple drills
20 Minute Laser Challenge

Deep Contact Laser Side Toss: Basic Drill to Improve Bat Speed and Power
 February 2, 2017 Clint Balgera

Guides you to, hands-inside-the-baseball, as a result you'll generate explosive rotational power from your core
Loading against your back leg

[Drill 1 Updated] 20 Minute Laser Bat Speed Challenge
 January 29, 2017 Clint Balgera

Basics of Rotation and How to Stay Connected
How to fix a long swing

Drill 4 LASER Whip Front Toss - 20 Min Bat Speed Challenge
 January 21, 2017 Clint Balgera

Turn any player into a LASER hitting machine using our LASER Strap Bat Speed Trainer and a few simple drills
Drill 4: Powerful extension front toss (back arm inserted).

Drill 5 Regular Front Toss. 20 Minute LASER Bat Speed Challenge
 January 12, 2017 Clint Balgera

Turn Any Hitter Into A Laser Hitting Machine Using Our LASER CORE ℗ Sport Precise™ Bat Speed Training Aid (AKA Laser Strap)
Drill 5: Regular front toss. Put it all together and hit LASERS!

LASER Beam Top-Hand Power Hitting Series
 January 10, 2017 Clint Balgera

Learn how to hit the toughest pitch location for power
Keeps you connected

13 Minute Bat Speed Booster. 4-Step Bat Speed & Power Session
 January 5, 2017 Clint Balgera

Sport Precise Exercise. Sequence of 4 bat speed and power specific drills designed to isolate and strengthen your swing

Laser Strap Machine B.P Improve Reaction Time and 2 strike hitting
 December 17, 2016 Clint Balgera

Improve reaction time, bat speed, rotational hitting and hitting with a 2 strike batting count
generate the swing with your hips

Practice Plan to Increase Speed - 20 Minute Time-Saver
 November 18, 2016 Clint Balgera

3 effective batting drills to increase bat speed in just 20 minutes
Bat speed practice plan

Latest Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer Drill Guide
 November 9, 2016 Clint Balgera

Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer drills train you to be a great hitter; both top-hand (high ball/deep contact zone) and bottom-hand (low-ball/extended contact zone). It trains you to hit any pitch for power!

3 Simple Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer Drills To Crush The Inside Fastball
 October 27, 2016 Clint Balgera

Game-Day Success Comes From Confidence To Hit Any Pitch

Mets Prospect Working Out With The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer
 October 20, 2016 Clint Balgera

View the full hitting session and more.

60 Swing Bat Speed Boosting Practice Session
 September 5, 2016 Clint Balgera

Get more Bat Speed in 60 Swings, 15 Minutes
Loading from the core

Laser Power Drill. Preset High Back Elbow Side Toss
 August 26, 2016 Clint Balgera

Use Your Hips To Rotate Your Back Foot And Swing The Bat. Don’t Try To “Arm” Your Swing Using Your Upper Body.
High Ball Power Hitting Drill

Laser Strap Top Hand Side Toss: Drill to Shorten Your Swing Path
 August 22, 2016 Clint Balgera

What is the best drill to shorten your baseball swing? View drill
Improves – Hands inside the baseball, rotational hitting, top hand strength, high ball hitting, power, hitting the inside pitch, deep contact zone hitting

Up-And-Inside Fastball Drill. Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer. Live B.P
 August 14, 2016 Clint Balgera

The ultimate hitting test for any player. And we did it with ease.
Live Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer Batting Practice

Laser Power Hitting Drill - Heavy Bat Top-Hand Side Toss
 August 11, 2016 Clint Balgera

Improves – Hands inside the baseball, rotational hitting, top hand strength, high ball hitting, power, hitting the inside pitch, deep contact zone hitting and more
Improves – Hands inside the baseball, rotational hitting, top hand strength, high ball hitting, power, hitting the inside pitch, deep contact zone hitting

Bat Speed Training For Kids
 August 8, 2016 support@thehittingproject.com

Learn how to hit from the ground up
Bat Speed Crash Course

LASER Blast Bat Speed Training
 August 5, 2016 Clint Balgera

Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer allows you to work on low-and-away, up-and in, up-and-away... pretty much any pitch location with any drill. Most other hitting aids can only work on hitting a belt-high cookie. The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer prepares you to hit the toughest pitch locations.
One arm strapped in and one-hand on the bat With one arm strapped in and one hand on the bat, The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer turns into the ultimate rotational hitting trainer.

Practice Plan. Get More Power In Just 5 Minutes
 May 9, 2016 Clint Balgera

5 Minute Power Plus workout strategically combines 4 of our best hitting drills for practicing our 2 Swing Technique.
Power Hitting

Laser Bat Speed Tee Drill [Part 3] Low and Away Tee Drill
 April 22, 2016 Clint Balgera

Once you've trained to hit the middle pitch locations you can now work on hitting the low and away pitch. Set the tee low and place on the outside corner
Low and Away Tee Drills ShareEmbedEmail

Laser Strap Heavy Side Toss: Drill To Increase Strength And Power
 March 15, 2016 Clint Balgera

Increase bat speed, power and strength
Side Toss Drill

How to Hit Off a Jugs Pitching Machine
 August 17, 2015 Clint Balgera

Learn the most effective way to train to hit off a pitching machine. Increase bat speed, power and develop the best hitting approach with this video guide.
Machine BP Tips

Laser Strap Game Day Batting Practice: Hands Inside The Baseball Hitting Drill
 August 15, 2015 Clint Balgera

If you have any doubt in your head about hitting an inside fastball, this will show itself during your game day at-bats, in the form of rushing your swing and flying open.
Game Day Batting Practice

How To Improve Your Hands Inside The Baseball Swing
 August 9, 2014 Clint Balgera

Hitting drills, tips and practice guides to improve your hands inside the ball swing. Get more bat speed and unlock the explosive power of your core
The following image shows the movement of, "hands inside the baseball". You can see how the upper arm remains connected to the body. The upper arm then acts as a bridge connecting your swing to your core.

Basic Hitting Drill Guide - LASER Blast Front Toss
 August 2, 2014 Clint Balgera

INSIDER HITTING TIP - Mix up the location and height around the strike zone to ensure the hitter can handle the fastball away, inside, up and down in the strike zone.
Keep you hands inside the baseball with our front toss drill

Coaching Beginners To Hit. 30 Minute Step-By-Step Practice Plan
 August 1, 2014 Clint Balgera

The following batting practice session provides step-by-step practice drills for those parents and coaches training kids to hit for the first time. By the end of this 30 minute session, you'll see a significant improvement in your kid's swing
Coaching Beginners To Hit. Step-By-Step Practice Plan

Top Hand Baseball Hitting Drills Basics
 July 28, 2014 Clint Balgera

Great hitting drill for strengthening the forearm while increasing bat speed and power


In order to get more bat speed to hit a game-day inside fastball, you’ll need to practice bat speed drills keeping your hands inside the baseball and aim to hit the baseball up the middle.

5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Bat Speed

Bat Speed Tip Number 1

Practice Bat Speed Drills That Prepare You For Game Day

Bat speed drills should replicate game day hitting situations, helping your eyes transfer the message to your brain you can do a specific task, in this case hitting the inside fastball. This will result in game day confidence to stay back, let the ball travel and hit a tough up and inside fastball.

Spread Out Batting Stance

Bat Speed Tip Number 2

Speed Up Your Swing With One-Handed Drills

One-handed hitting drills will isolate and strengthen your key hitting muscles, develop quick hands, prevent your rolling over on the baseball and improve bat speed. The top hand plays a key role for bat speed with the high ball and the bottom hand is key for hitting the low and extended ball with authority. If you want to be a top level hitter you’ll need to work on improving both hands. Learn more about our 2-Swing Technique.

Tee Drill For Power and Bat Speed

Bat Speed Tip Number 3

Be Disciplined

Bad swing habits develop when you pull a slow-moving belt-high pitch as your elbow gets away from your body. To get more bat speed you need to practice hitting the inside pitch deeper in the contact zone and hit the ball back up the middle. The natural body movement as a result of hitting the inside pitch up the middle improves your hands-inside-the-baseball swing and increases your bat speed.

Bat Speed Tip Number 4

Stay Connected With Your Swing

To get more bat speed to hit the inside fastball stay connected with your back elbow and your hips. Once you begin whipping the bat through the zone from your hips you’ll notice an immediate improvement in bat speed and power.

Staying connected with your swing

Bat Speed Tip Number 5

Fast Rotation Equals Faster Bat Speed

The speed of your back foot rotation correlates to your bat speed. The hips rotate your back leg creating momentum and taking weight off your back foot, allowing you to spin on your toes as you swing. Spinning on your toe’s will increase your bat speed through the hitting zone.

Rotation and Bat Speed Image

GENERATE THE SWING FROM THE HIPS
  • Your hips are vital for generating bat speed through the zone.
  • Your anti-coil of the hips is generated from a slight inward turn of the front knee.
  • On your load your hips turn toward the rear buttock but the shoulders stay close to square.
  • Your hips are used to generate back leg rotation and to whip your bat through the swing (staying connected to your swing).
  • Our Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer helps your back elbow to stay connected to your swing by keeping your hands inside the baseball.
  • If you try to generate your swing using your arms you will fail to make solid contact. The key to using our bat speed hitting aid is to relax your hands at the top of the strike zone, allow the ball to travel deep in your contact zone and explode with your hips at the very last moment.

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