Below you can access simple hitting drills, tips and techniques to cut down on grounders and popups.
Training top-hand swing mechanics (heavy bat optional), you have to work extra hard to keep the bat level. Top-Hand side toss (heavy bat optional) improves strength in the forearm muscles involved with keeping the bat level at contact.
Incorrect top-hand technique causes rolling over at or before contact. The action of rolling over causes the barrel of the bat to rise, as a result you’ll hit the top of the ball (causing a ground ball) or swing and miss.
Your forearms have to be strong enough to control the barrel of the bat, otherwise you’ll dip the barrel head, hit the bottom of the ball resulting in a swing and miss or a weak pop fly ball.
Laser Strap, Tee-Drill
Front Side Strength
360 degrees of Exoprecise makes it difficult to appreciate an overall view of resistance and acceleration. This video features a rare camera angle, shining light on the front side benefits of Laser Blast drills; as both arms are inside your Laser Strap. Opposingly, Laser Whip drills your front arm is outside. Jaden Steagall was selected as one of the first USA High School players to use our Laser Strap, working with Bat Speed Specialist; Seth La Fera from Batspeedpowerhitting.com for the entire 2016 season. View Jaden's, and his teams remarkable statistical improvements https://thehittingproject.com/massive-increase-team-offense-wins/.Posted by thehittingproject.com on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Allow the ball to travel
Standing in on a pitcher who is warming up is a great way for a hitter to improve his ability to see and track the baseball. Focus on tracking the ball out of the pitcher’s hand and down the hitting funnel; across home plate and into the catcher’s glove.
Fix 70% Of Mistakes With One Adjustment
You can fix 70% of mistakes simply by using our LASER Strap, and tracking the ball as it releases from the coaches hand, to at least 3/4 way down toward home plate. The Laser Strap gives you time to hit, use it to your advantage and you'll improve your batters eye, bat speed, and power. Laser Blast Heavy Bat Drill (Rico Baseball training bat) High School player coached by - Seth La Fera see more of his work at Batspeedpowerhitting.comPosted by thehittingproject.com on Friday, September 1, 2017
Put a hat in front of home plate and use as a focal point for post contact. Refer to video.
Better than normal B.P
Taking too much traditional batting practice can hinder your kid's baseball swing. During traditional B.P, timing can be skewed due to the distance-to-speed ratio that does not match up to the realities of game day hitting. On top of that, many coaches can't throw strikes and your kids are rushed taking 10-15 swings in 2 minutes. Consequently they develop bad swing habits such as lunging and pulling off the ball. Triggered B.P is an example of a simple and effective drill that better replicates a game day at bat. The distance-to-speed ratio better replicates a game day at bat (the pitching screen is much closer to the hitter). This drill breaks down the most important parts of a game day at bat - release point recognition, timing, load, foot down, decision making and reacting to the ball. In a game, the decision to swing or not generally occurs as the ball reaches within approximately 4ft to 8ft from home plate (depending on your kid's reaction time and their ability to hold up their swing at the last moment). Triggered BP improves release point recognition, load and timing. Your kids will not be rushed, as the coaches throwing motion is triggered with 2 simple steps. Step 1, as the coach places the ball high in the air, your kids will load from the hips with a slight inward turn of the knee. Step 2, your kids will get their foot down. As the coach then throws the ball, your kids will react to the ball as they would in a game.Posted by thehittingproject.com on Sunday, March 26, 2017
3-Step Power Drill
5 Step LASER Blast Drill Guide for Beginners
Introduction: 5 Simple Steps To Set The Foundation For An Explosive Power Swing https://thehittingproject.com/teaching-power-beginners/ https://my.thehittingproject.com/trainers/bat-speed/shop-laser-strap-bat-speed-trainer/Posted by thehittingproject.com on Saturday, March 18, 2017
Low and away front toss
Advanced Laser Whip
"Due to the travel commitments involved with educating the world about my invention and methods, I've minimal time to analyze footage. However, after viewing this advanced Laser Whip video, (training extreme outside pitch locations) I thought to make some time. During the conceptualization stages of inventing Exoprecise Technology and theorizing Movement Precise, the sub-category Sport Precise Methodology; I developed my 2-Swing Technique. Exoprecise, more specifically Sport Precise products; such as the Laser Strap morph to your swing mechanics. Therefore, you can swing any way you decide. For example, Laser Whip drills. In this video the player is using a one-handed finish to improve range; you don't have to follow this method, you can finish with two-hands if you choose. As are result my 2-Swing Technique was put down on the list of priorities. Additionally, I wanted to avoid information overload. Especially, with the advent of Exoprecise, creating a new category in human movement. There's already much information to digest. Regarding the video analysis. Note the swing path, contact zone and the time the Netherlands National team player releases his top-hand. Failure to release his top hand at this point would result in a ground ball, weak pop-fly or a swing and miss. In simple terms, this highlights one part of my 2-Swing Technique. It defines two primary swing types. Deep contact and extended contact and recognizes each requires unique mechanics for success. Opposingly, are my advanced Laser Blast drills, set to high tension; isolating deeper contact zones. Yesterday our staff posted excellent footage of team Netherlands, Laser Blast drills I recommend you take a look. Comparing the contact zones, differences in the circumference of the swing path, and the use of top and bottom hands on the finish. Website link to Laser Blast example https://thehittingproject.com/enjoy-the-show/ Hopefully someday soon I will find the time to continue developing my 2 Swing Technique. If you want to learn more, here's a link to my original concepts, thrown on the back burner; for now. https://thehittingproject.com/guides/baseball-drills/improve/adaptive-hitting/ Once again, totally up to you on what swing method you decide. And frankly, how you hit is not of concern to myself or our brands, as the Laser Strap works regardless of mechanics. However, I feel a responsibility to the baseball and softball community to continue the fight against the many, "one-dimensional" mainstream methods and share my wealth of hitting knowledge." Clinton Balgera Inventor: Exoprecise Technology, including the Laser Strap. Founder: Exoprecise Group, Methodology: Movement Precise, Sport Precise and 2-Swing TechniquePosted by thehittingproject.com on Tuesday, September 19, 2017