Beginner Hitting Drills, Tips and Guides


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

How to Stride for Power Hitting - LASER Blast and LASER Whip
 April 19, 2017 Clint Balgera

Combine these 2 types of batting strides to train a complete power hitter.
EXPLOSIVE CORE POWER HITTING STRIDE AND MOMENTUM POWER HITTING STRIDE COMBINE THESE 2 TYPES OF BATTING STRIDES TO TRAIN A COMPLETE POWER HITTER.

5 Step LASER Blast Drill Guide for Beginners
 April 10, 2017 Clint Balgera

5 simple steps to set the foundation for an explosive power swing.
How to load for a baseball or softball swing

Better Than Regular Batting Practice. Triggered Batting Practice.
 April 3, 2017 Clint Balgera

Triggered batting practice is a great alternative to standard batting practice as it better replicates the timing and feel of a real game day at bat
Triggered batting practice

Practice Plan: Basics of Rotation - 20 Minute Time-Saver
 April 2, 2017 Clint Balgera

This practice session solves one of the toughest things to do... teaching rotation to beginners

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

How To Stop Striking Out
 March 8, 2017 Clint Balgera

Striking out is part of the game, but that doesn't give you an excuse to do it. Without an effective 2 strike hitting approach, you'll struggle when hitting in high pressure situations..
2 Strike hitting is part of the game, but that doesn't give you an excuse to do it 2-3 times a game. Without an effective 2 strike hitting approach, you'll struggle when hitting in high pressure situations.

Laser Bat Speed Training Tools
 March 1, 2017 Clint Balgera

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

4 Simple Tips To Fix Pulling Off The Ball
 February 28, 2017 Clint Balgera

We've broken down the reasons for flying open into a step-by-step format, using video drills and tips to help you quickly and easily fix this common hitting mistake.

The Stand In Drill: Improve Game Day Hitting, Timing and Tracking the Ball
 February 25, 2017 Clint Balgera

Includes step-by-step animated quick tip GIF's
Vision baseball hitting drill to improve game day performance

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

[Part 2] Laser Bat Speed Basic Tee Drill - Keeping Your Head Down
 February 21, 2017 Clint Balgera

Avoid clouding your mind with too much information. Close your mind and open your eyes to allow your subconscious mind to trigger your LASER fast/reflex swing.
Tip for keeping your head down

Chain Reaction of Incorrect Mechanics & Approach
 February 17, 2017 Clint Balgera

Failure to rotate your back foot from your hips triggers a breakdown in your swing. Lacking confidence causes you to rush your stride.
Batting Practice Helper

Hitting Tips: The Best Baseball Hitting Stance
 February 13, 2017 Clint Balgera

Simple batting stance tips and drills to engage your powerful core
Batting stance for power hitting

Basic Step-By-Step Techniques for Improved Hitting Mechanics
 February 9, 2017 Clint Balgera

The following range of video drills and tips breakdown the swing into simple parts.

Beginner Practice Plan. 20-Minute Time-Saver: Stance - Load - Rotation
 February 8, 2017 Clint Balgera

Time-saving practice plan with batting drills designed to teach beginners the very basics of hitting
BAT SPEED PRECISE TRAINING BEGINNER TRAINING GUIDE

Hitting Tip: How To Stay Back When Hitting
 February 6, 2017 Clint Balgera

Best Hitting Drills And Tips For Staying Back
You can’t reach out, you can’t swing with your shoulders, you can’t swing with your arms, you can’t swing with your legs. You have to swing from your core.

[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

The Back Foot And Rotational Hitting Mechanics
 January 13, 2017 Clint Balgera

Proper rotation will take the weight off your back foot allowing you to spin on your toes
Back foot rotation

The Glove Hat Drill
 December 9, 2016 Clint Balgera

Simple Drill To Keep Your Head Down When Swinging
Hitting drill that stops a hitter from pulling off the baseball

Tee-Drill Training - 20-Minute Time-Saver Batting Practice Plan
 November 21, 2016 Clint Balgera

3 target-specific tee drills: extension, bat speed and game day hitting
Tee Drill For Power and Bat Speed

Hitting Tips: How To Train Side Toss Drill
 October 12, 2016 Clint Balgera

A side on soft toss allows the hitting coach to view the hitter from a side on angle while he takes his swings — this is valuable as the hitting coach can check the following
Side Toss Hitting Drill

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

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

Opposite Field Hitting Crash Course
 May 29, 2016 Clint Balgera

Focusing on hitting a line drive to the opposite field, will naturally teach the best hitting mechanics
Opposite Field Hitting

Balance Ball Red Hat Toss: Basic Contact Drills to Keep the Head Down
 May 29, 2016 Clint Balgera

This drill teaches beginners to keep their head down when swinging, to set up in strong batting stance and to develop a short swing path the baseball
How to teach kids to hit a softball

Back Cone Drill: Back Foot Rotation Hitting Drill
 May 26, 2016 Clint Balgera

Once kids understand the basic role of the back foot they can progress to the more challenging concepts
Lead hand cone hitting drill for increased bat speed

10-Point Stance Check: Batting Stance Drill
 May 25, 2016 Clint Balgera

The 10-Point Batting Stance System Check is designed to teach your kids the best batting stance in a short amount of time
Baseball batting stance drill

20 Minute Time-Saver Practice Plan to Fix Diving and Fix Stepping In The Bucket
 May 9, 2016 Clint Balgera

For the following set of 3 drills you’re required to use 2 markers as a reference point for your batting stride. In this example we use cones for the markers. You can set the markers at a distance of 4 inches past shoulder width, make sure they are set in a straight line.
Practice plan to fix striding

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
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Hands Back Tee Drill: Hitting Drill to Keep your Hands Back
 April 14, 2016 Clint Balgera

TheHittingProject.com created The Hands Back Tee Drill to isolate key components within the baseball swing
Teaches a hitter to rotate on the balls of his foot; if the hitter does not rotate is back foot or rotates on the heel of his foot then this will contribute to the hitter pulling off the baseball and dipping with the back shoulder.

Teach Kids The Basics of Hitting Using A Balance Ball
 April 11, 2016 Clint Balgera

Try mixing a balance ball into your next hitting session
Batting practice drill to teach rotational hitting

6 Simple Ways Parents Can Coach Kids To Hit
 November 13, 2015 Clint Balgera

The secret for identifying common hitting mistakes with kids is to focus your attention on one thing at a time
Baseball swing app

Tee Drill For 1: Learn How To Make Swing Adjustments On Your Own
 August 30, 2015 Clint Balgera

Learn how to make swing adjustments by the way the ball travels off you bat
The best way to take tee drill to improve hitting performance

How To Take Good BP - Batting Practice
 June 6, 2015 Clint Balgera

Batting practice is not a time to over-swing, it is vital that young players stay within themselves and don’t try to hit every pitch for a home run.
let the ball travel

Coaching Batting To Kids. Learning To Hit For The First Time
 March 21, 2015 Clint Balgera

The biggest mistake young hitters tend to make is not keeping their head down for the entire baseball swing, even after the point of contact
Great drill for kids learning to hit for the first time

3 Colored Ball Drill: Release Point Drill and Cut Down on Striking Out
 February 28, 2015 Clint Balgera

Simple drill to help with release point recognition. Easy for parents and coaches to do with kids
PRACTICE PICKING UP RELEASE POINT BY RECOGNIZING DIFFERENT COLORED BALLS

Tips for Hitting the High and Low Pitch
 November 17, 2014 Clint Balgera

Useful tips for hitting pitches at different heights
Coaching Beginners To Hit. Step-By-Step Practice Plan

Free Cheat Sheet Hitting Tool To Fix Mistakes Fast
 August 9, 2014 Clint Balgera

Hitting Cheat Sheet provides parents and coaches with quick fixes to the most common hitting mistakes. Access quick fixes for striking out, no power, long swing, jumping out and pulling off the ball
Free Cheat Sheet Hitting Tool

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

Ultimate Baseball Hitting Practice Guide
 July 5, 2014 Clint Balgera

Simple Drills And Tips To Prepare You For The Realities Of Game Day Hitting.
Baseball hitting drills and tips

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