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Hit N Run Game Day Coach and Player Clinic

Hit-N-Run ·
Hit N Run Batting Cages announces the Game Day Baseball/Softball Education Program.  Sessions will be each Saturday in the month of Oct from 10a-12p at the Hit N Run Conference Room located at 110 Robinson Dr....
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2 Day Major League Hitting Clinic $99

BLP ·
2 Day Major League Hitting Clinic Special $99 Register Here: http://blpacademy.com/camps-clinics/ Questions? Contact Coach Smiley @ geraldsmiley@gmail.com Dr. Chris Yeager holds a PHD in Human Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognizes Dr. Yeager as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Dr. Yeager served as the Hitting and Pitching Mechanics Analyst for the San Diego Padres Player...
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Hitting Tips

RyyMann ·
I have been playing ball for over 13 years, but somehow I cannot get over the fear of the ball being so close to me, sometimes I jump back when in the box when really, i could have swung and it would have been a good hit. Do you guys have any tips for...
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Video Analysis of Players

Coach Snider ·
In the offseason I usually coach players at our local baseball facility. Unfortunately, I am away for the summer and the kids still want to work with me while I am away. I was wondering if there are any coaches that have experience with having their...
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Video Analysis of Players

Coach Snider ·
In the offseason I usually coach players at our local baseball facility. Unfortunately, I am away for the summer and the kids still want to work with me while I am away. I was wondering if there are any coaches that have experience with having their...
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Xmas gift for the kids

BBdad5 ·
The Ultimate Hitting Machine (Google it) is an excellent hitting aid for young kids, and an excellent Christmas gift.  Kids absolutely love it and I can guarantee it will help improve their hitting if used daily.
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Exit Velocity for 340 feet off the tee?

TheJR30 ·
Hit at a field off the tee recently were the fence was 320 dead center. Consistenly hit the fence with one of my hits clearing the fence around 20 feet. What would be the exit velocity of a batted ball traveling 340 feet from a stationary position? Also if its possible what would be the bat speed of a swing of this type? Launch Angle? Thanks for your time and info if you respond, JR
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Final Summer Select Team Tryouts 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U

Marshals Baseball ·
Final Tryouts 15U-18U Marshals Summer 2018 teams SUMMER SELECT TEAM TRYOUTS WHAT: Marshals 15U-18U Tryouts WHEN: Saturday, January 20 TIME: 2:00 P.M. WHERE: Richardson Pearce High School Baseball Field 1600 N Coit Rd, Richardson, TX 75080 BRING: - Baseball appropriate clothing & gear - Water We are called the McKinney Marshals, but we have teams and athletes across the Metroplex and North Texas. Athletes come to play with us from across the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Teams practice in...
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Two Hands on the Bat!!

Wesleythecacther ·
Been having a debate about this for a while with my dad, as I have now been in the habit of having a one-handed follow through. What is your opinion on the follow through after you swing? Should you have 2 hands on the bat? Does it help you hit the ball harder? Or is it okay to have a one-handed follow through?
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Hitting/Infield Resources

12whitesox12 ·
I am a young, high school player looking to improve. I was looking for any resources that would help a corner infielder like me. I know of one database of hitting videos/GIFs: Hitting Library , but I would love if any of you could share with me another. If not, I am completely open to books, podcasts, YouTube channels, etc. to help me in my goal of playing college/professional baseball. Thanks.
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CaCO3Girl ·
What happened in the at bat? You covered strikes 1 and 2....AND THEN?
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tres_arboles ·
Just my opinion, but I think pulling the trigger and approach go hand and hand. Approach tracks both the situation and the hitter's strengths. Depending on the situation, hitter can isolate his zone, look for his pitch to hit, and swing when he gets it. Until he has two strikes on him. After two strikes, he has to expand the zone, but within reason, to give him the best chance of getting on base and not K looking. Again, I'm just a dad and never coached above the 12U level, but that's what...
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cabbagedad ·
Curious, does he usually bat leadoff? There are a few spots in the lineup that typically require a different approach/mindset and, of course, leadoff is the most prominent. Aside from that, yes, it certainly happens where a hitter is just frozen in a situation where he usually pulls the trigger. Hitters work on a thousand different things, mechanically and mentally, and then are asked to narrow that to just one thought when they step in the box in a game. On top of that, the situation...
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justbaseball ·
I have reached a point where I mostly just listen in conversations like this. I don't offer solutions very often. I may ask a question or two back to get a thought process going, but I don't offer much advice.
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CaCO3Girl ·
I'd like to nominate this as the most useless post this board has EVER had...and that's saying something! *****said in complete jest********
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CatsPop ·
^^^^^^^^^This. Concur 100% with cabbagedad. Watched son do similarly on 1,2,3 strikes early last year. It was with out a doubt the highest velo he had seen to that point, but I swear I don't think he moved except to track the pitch. He felt weird, stupid, confused afterward and I hope to never see it again, but probably will.
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MDBallDad ·
I never like to speak poorly of the boys in blue but it appeared sitting directly behind home plate that wind shear must have caused the ball to be in the middle of the 1st base batters box and then somehow return to the strike zone in time for the call...struck out looking. I can live with that, it happens and I would have been concerned if he had swung at that one, expanding the zone 3" off the plate with 2 strikes to protect is good, chasing a pitch out there is just not a good idea. In...
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MDBallDad ·
Cabbage, Yes he has been a three year leadoff in HS, in club he is leadoff, or 3 depending on the make-up of the squad. I appreciate the insight, that is what I believe too and that was the reassurance I provided, just wanted to make sure I covered the proverbial bases. Thanks!
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MDBallDad ·
Thanks, appreciate the insight...
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JCG ·
My son has been in this situation before. In fact he's a leadoff hitter and he's scuffling right now. Like Tres_A, I'm just a dad, but my thought has always been "do what you need to do to reach the same level of comfort you had with your swing and your approach when you were at your best." In other words, "get your bucket and your tee and get in the cage."
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Batty67 ·
My general observation, and my 2017 son likes to tell me this: it's harder than it looks in the stands. Or something to that effect. We've all seen our son's chase a first-pitch CB (or one drops in), lay-off a fat second pitch FB, and get in a deep hole and chase (or worse...look at strike 3). All part of the game. Pros do the same thing from time-to-time. I suppose the key is whether this is anomaly, a trend, or a consistent approach/result. If the latter, he won't be lead-off for long.
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NYdad2017 ·
It's more than likely an anomaly. I've seen it happen to my son, usually once a year. Maybe twice through all 3 seasons. It happens. Just advise him to laugh it off and get back on the horse.
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Bogeyorpar ·
I was just reading a Yogi Berra quote book, and this one stands out: "How can you think and hit at the same time?" Don't think too much, just hit it
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2forU ·
I'd be interested to know what he shared with the dugout.
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hshuler ·
If it's one pitch, nothing to analyze. It happens. If it becomes habitual, then maybe he's guessing.
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SluggerDad ·
A MLB scout once told us that you have to have what he called a yes-yes-yes - no approach rather than a no-no-no-yes approach. As I understood him, he meant that on each pitch you are looking to do damage as a default, holding up only when the pitch reveals itself as NOT hammerable. A no-no-no-yes approach would I guess be the opposite, it's like "show me that you are hittable, pitch. But until you show me, I'm laying off." (although with a pitcher that cant find the strike zone....) He says...
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RJM ·
Hitters have to go to the plate with a plan and execute it. Yes, hitters can get fooled on a pitch and get punched out. But this sounds like an unprepared at bat.
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real green ·
Obviously this has to do with a skirt! =-) Makes the mind soft...
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ClevelandDad ·
I mean, that observation is brilliant. We could observe Pete Rose or Babe Ruth or Mike Trout doing the EXACT same thing and draw the EXACT same conclusion as what is being discussed here. I'll take justbb's advice one step further - chill out people, chill out.
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Dominik85 ·
Is he doing active takes where he starts his lower body on every swing? https://youtu.be/GYDV0ScWq_k
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Dominik85 ·
Or if you can't stand listening to bobby for 15m just watch this https://twitter.com/CoachJeffL...567129606078464?s=09
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2022NYC ·
Did have another AB in the game?
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MDBallDad ·
Thanks Dominik, Yes his fundamentals were what they should be, appears to have just been a one time mental block. If it doesn't continue he should have another good year.
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MDBallDad ·
4 PA 2 AB, 1 for 2 with a single the other PA's were a walk and a sac bunt
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MDBallDad ·
Appreciate everyone's insight and knowledge as always. At this point no reason to think it will become a consistent problem so we will keep monitoring but if it occurs you have all provided some sound advice to consider. Thanks!
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hsbaseball101 ·
Probably got caught expecting a ball. His timing was off. Or it was the mental issue of having to deal being down 0-1.
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RJM ·
So what's the problem? He was off his game one at bat. Sure, he could have had a better mental approach in the failed at bat. But, it's one at bat.
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freddy77 ·
RJM, Now that you broke the ice, yeah, that was my first thought as well. One step further: If batters didn't screw up a LOT, then the games would last way too long. That's how I console myself in the 3B coaching box.
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2forU ·
Dad says 2 hands on bat? I think all dads say that. The question to you is did it help you hit the ball harder or more square?
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Wesleythecacther ·
That's what dad says. And I'm not sure if it does, I think it probably does. But I'm not 100% sure.
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cabbagedad ·
I'll be curious to hear other responses. The top hand is a big part of the equation. In order to maximize bat speed and power, it must be fully engaged through the contact zone. For most, a good gage to measure that is where the top hand ends up at the finish of the swing. If it ends up at least up near the shoulder of the bottom hand, then top hand release was not too early. If it ends up low and across the mid-section, this is often an indication that release was early and the hitter...
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JCG ·
I'm just a dad and former Little League coach, not a HS coach like Cabbage, so take my opinion with a large dose of salt. 8 of the most successful teams in MLB are playing right now. Why not watch those guys and see how many finish their swing with one hand on the bat? I'm thinking you'll see that the great majority finish with 2 hands on. Of those few that take the top hand off, I think you'll see that it stays on at least until they extend through the ball -- IOW keep the top hand on past...
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Bolts-Coach-PR ·
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Wesleythecacther ·
I agree with the variables as to why the top hand could come off. I want to keep 2 hands on the bat, but the one handed follow through just happens.
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Wesleythecacther ·
I want to have a 2 handed follow through, just something I will work on. Got a tournament this weekend. Will try to get video then.
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Consultant ·
Do you "chop" wood with hand or two. Bob
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Go44dad ·
No coach, like this....
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Dominik85 ·
read this article https://baseballrebellion.com/...ith-one-hand-or-two/ both can work buy don't release before you finish the turn (back shoulder points to the pitcher).
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2019&21 Dad ·
Doesn't matter after contact. Can be either way if it helps you to square it up and hit as hard as you can. You may roll over on the ball or popup if you are trying to acheive an arbitrary post contact position such as 2 hands on the bat or being balanced AFTER contact. Once the ball leaves the bat there is NOTHING more you can do to effect the outcome. So 1 or 2 hands AFTER contact is irrelevant.
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CaCO3Girl ·
It's irrelevant right up to the point you hit my kid (the catcher) in the back of the head with your one hand release swing.
 
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