One-Thirty-Five = The Perfect Balance

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The angle of the front arm is a big indication on a players power potential. Out of all the different angles we talk about at launch position, this is one of the easier ones to accomplish at launch position… which is lucky for you because most of them can be tricky! If you haven’t read the previous post about launch …

Back Forearm

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As we learn more about each of the Super 7 angles at launch position, you should start to understand that each one has its own importance. In this post I will be talking about the importance of the back forearm. To Learn More About the Elements of Launch Position Click Here *The pitch creates a line in space. (Not a …

Create Counter-Rotation at Launch

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We are now ready to go over our Super 7 elements of the Launch position; if you haven’t read our LP (Launch Position) overview post you can read it here: Launch Position – What it is, Why it’s important. By now you should understand a little more about the launch position and why it is so critical that we get …

The Axis of Rotation

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One of the most prolific conversations still going on in hitting instruction is whether or not you should be a linear or rotational hitter. I have people ask me all the time: “do you teach linear or rotational hitting?” I suppose if the swing had to be classify into a single category you could call it rotational, however there DEFINITELY …

Launch Position Overview

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Ever heard the term “load” or “launch position”? It gets referred to ALL THE TIME when hitting mechanics are being discussed. BUUUUTTTTT….do we actually know exactly what this “launch position” is? Or at what precise moment it is occurring in the swing process? I rarely hear or see this ubiquitous term get clearly defined. So that is what we are …

What is Staying Connected?

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If you have not yet read through our brief post that clearly defines what we are referring to when we use the term “launch position” it is recommended you read that before reading this post. You can read it here: Launch Position Overview There is a lot of hitting instruction out there. Some of it is good and some of …

Double Knee Catch Play-Phase 2

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You can read it here: The Building Blocks of Playing Catch Better Teaching better catch play – Phase 2 Now after you have had the players practice the first phase of the double knee catch play, a good second step is to spread out and have one of the players (or the coach) be identified as the feeder, and the other …

The Building Blocks of Playing Catch Better

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Share this Post Young players don’t play catch enough, and when they do there simply isn’t enough attention given to it. At its most basic level defense is all about playing catch. A team that cannot play catch well is a team that will not play defense well. We talk about all sorts of ways to efficiently structure practices to …

How to eat an elephant

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Share this Post Building great skill is like eating an elephant. Want Perfect Technique? Heres How! How to Develop World Class Skill Share this Post Bonus: We’ll start you out with a free, printable, 2 Hour Effective Practice Plan that you can implement right away. Fair warning – Our coach’s community is very active and expects a lot of content. …

Healthy Skepticism

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Share this Post In the baseball world there is a great deal of dogmatic thinking. The industry tends to go through cycles, almost in the same way fashion does. A certain opinion or approach to teaching something (usually hitting) becomes popular and then everyone jumps on board and starts to propagate that dogma. It is not to say that it …