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Baseball Hitter Has One
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To be a top baseball hitter there is one batting tip that trumps all baseball batting tips. We talk so much about having this one mindset at the plate when you hit a baseball.

Without a baseball batting mindset that teaches hitting in this manor it is virtually impossible to hit against good pitchers velocity fastballs.

When a batter cannot consistently get the bat around on a four seam fastball they will struggle to get playing time. Frustration will take over and self confidence will disappear. This is the beginning of the end for a baseball player’s career.


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Teaching Kids Hitting
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Spending the last year or so umpiring amateur baseball in my area has given me such an eye opening look into the youth baseball world. I was really spying on the game, the coaches, the players, and the spectators.

I was investigating working undercover as a baseball coach disguised as an umpire. I was journaling and writing about the real world of youth baseball today.

What I found out was much worse than I imagined. Most of the well intentioned volunteer coaches are doing much more harm than good.

Especially when it comes to batting coaches and how they teach kids how to hit. The baseball coaches are developing a generation of hitters with a very defensive mentality and afraid to swing because they will get scolded for doing something wrong.


How to Be a Better Hitter
Professional Hitting Mindset

I know I can count on one hand and maybe one or two fingers the number of times I heard a baseball coach tell a kid, “Swing-it! Be ready! Let it Fly!”

In professional baseball that is major league code talk for hitters. Code talk to: Be able to get around on very fast pitches.

I did hear these types of baseball hitting tips clearly and consistently during one summer baseball game in particular. My radar gun-mind zoomed in on who and why this particular coach was speaking and coaching hitters using professional baseball batting tips.

I had not heard this type of baseball coaching all season in well over a hundred games. Who was this baseball man?

It was none other than former major league and top baseball hitter Herm Winningham. He was one of the coaches coaching a youth baseball team with the MLB sponsored group called RBI. (Reviving baseball to the Inner Cities).

I’m like, “No wonder…it takes a professional baseball hitter that knows the baseball hitting mindset to correctly coach players how to be a better hitter.”


How to Hit a Baseball:
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That is why I say that most youth baseball coaches are wrongly showing kids how to play baseball. Almost all baseball hitting instruction from our volunteer baseball coaches teaches kids hitting the wrong way.

Instead of encouraging batting tips to get the kids to swing the bat, hitting coaches are teaching batting that makes the kids tentative and scared to swing the bat.

And when the kids cannot swing the bat enough to hit the ball hard enough they will either continues to get frustrated or exit the game altogether.

For much more detail on the professional hitting mindset and other pro hitting tips take a minute to look over my resources page.

Thanks Herm Winningham! for helping show us how to be a better hitter.

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Skip- Came across your books & videos 2 years ago at the end of the season.

I implemented your techniques the next season and can't thank you enough. The kids love practice, we accomplish a lot, and most importantly they all develop throughout the season. I don't worry much if we win or lose just as long as we try and they get better.

My pitchers only throw fastballs and a change up and we do just fine. If the other team hits the ball, great it gives the defense an opportunity to make a play.

I never coach from the box, I just encourage them to hit. And they all know the have the green light on 3-0. The best thing I can do for them is make them better hitters and the only way is to hit! By the way my kids are Junior Little league ages 13-14. Zach, Stockton, CA...


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Get Past the MYTHs

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Discover every strategy and secret I’ve learned from years of coaching, playing, managing and player development in pro ball to T-ball levels..

There are hundreds of tips you can use to make a magnificent difference in your success as a youth baseball and high school baseball coach..


Quick Look Inside

"My eBooks share my player development strategies to help youth ballplayers reach high school ball and maybe beyond."

Testimonials

A Never Ending Supply
of Pitchers

The key secret to consistently year after year have a steady stream of

quality pitching arms.