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How To Maximize A Hitter’s Contribution To Run Scoring Process 

How Your Central Hitting “Operating System” May Be Causing You To Lose Out On Scoring More Runs Recently, I had a conversation with a coach on Facebook who thought the following quote from Josh Donaldson was “horrible advice”: “If you’re 10-years-old and your coach tells you to get on top of the ball…tell him NO.” I’m not getting into the…

Accelerate Barrel Rearward Like Mike Trout

Don’t Teach Rearward Barrel Acceleration Without Understanding Pitch Depth First   There are a few “gurus” out there promoting a rearward barrel acceleration, which I agree with.  However, in teaching young hitters the concept over the past few years, with no disregard for pitch depth, some of my most clean hitters – mechanically – were having challenges getting to the…

Joey Votto: Why Coaches SHOULD NOT Be Obsessed With Launch Angles

I’ve Lied To You for A Couple Years Now…Joey Votto On His 2018 Approach   The Josh Donaldson interview last year was awesome, but I think THIS interview with Joey Votto may be better.  It doesn’t have the same let-the-beast-out-of-cage feeling that Donaldson contributed, but I feel Votto gives us more of a glimpse into the true art of hitting.  What…

How To Optimize Directional Force Using The “Pounding Nail” Drill

How To Hit A Ball 400-Feet By Streamlining 8,000-Pounds Per Square Inch Of Force In ONE Direction  Most likely, Little Leaguers and 12-year-old young ladies won’t be driving the ball 400-feet anytime soon.  I know that. However, the point of this “Pounding the Nail” drill video post is how to train hitters to direct their swing force optimally.  In…

Discover Science Of Successful Learning Secret To Fix Lunging (or any swing flaw for that matter!)

You Don’t Have To Gather 30+ Years Of Coaching To Be An Effective Teacher    In the above video, I mentioned the book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, by Peter C. Brown.  If you’re serious about helping get young athletes better, then you’ll read or listen to that book.  The information in it is supported by…

“Head Over Foot” Technique: Run Faster, Keys To Rotational Power, & Bullet-Proof The Body

The Biggest Lie In Teaching Hitters How To Run Faster & Move Better    The purpose of this post: How to make hitters faster, and How to apply David Weck’s “Head Over Foot” technique and “Pulsers” to hitters? Most sprint coaches will teach athletes to get faster by using a “braced core” (instead of a Coiling Core), and “hip…

Stop “Hands Drop”

Get Rid Of A Hitter Dropping Their Hands At Stride Landing Once And For All Using RNT   Let me ask you a question: “Does your hitter (or hitters) swing and miss, foul back, or pop-up on pitches up in the zone abnormally often?” The video above may have the fix.  One of the pro hitters I work with was…

8 Exercises For Tight Hips, Recruiters Observing Parents In Stands, & Why MLB Hitters Are Obsessed With Launch Angles

Here Are Our Top-10 2017 “Best-Of” Non-HPL Links Shared On Social Media (plus BONUSES) I wanted to put together a 2017 year-in-review of the Top-10 links we shared on our Facebook fan-page.  How popular a post is depends on Shares, Likes, and Comments.  And I have over 27,066 Facebook fan followers, which is a big study group to judge the helpfulness of…

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