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If you’ve spent any time around the baseball or softball field, you’ve probably heard a few phrases thrown around like: “Wow, he or she has a launch angle swing.” “If he didn’t have a launch angle swing, he wouldn’t have popped that pitch up.” Spoiler alert: There’s no such thing as a “launch angle swing,” […]

Boston Red Sox Outfielder Mookie Betts won the American League Most Valuable Player award in 2018 due to his stellar defense and his ability to hit not only for average, but also power. He lead the regular season with a .346 batting average, had 32 homeruns, and 47 doubles. Having both tools power and average, […]

As a softball coach, it is important to take the same game mentality into practice. Practice can get dry, monotonous, and players can lose focus. As a coach, we always want to focus on how we can structure practice in a way that enables us to talk less and do more. With an added focus […]

At The Hitting Vault, we have over 100 baseball hitting drills for power. In baseball, people often associate the term “power” with gargantuan sluggers hitting baseballs over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. However, you do not have to be six-foot-six to hit for power. Red Sox outfielder and American League MVP Mookie Betts and […]

At The Hitting Vault, we frequently get asked about the best products to use to start capturing data on our swings. There are currently several products available on the market to analyze your baseball or softball swing and provide the data you need to get better. Blast Motion, Diamond Kinetics, Garmin and Zepp (now defunct) […]

Here’s an sneak peak into an hour-long Q&A that Coach Lisle hosted on The Hitting Vault’s COACHES ONLY private Facebook page last night. This group is only for our COACH members, but we had such a good time we thought we’d share it with you. COACH, Join The Vault Today COACH, Join The Vault Today […]

There are obvious reasons that increasing bat speed is key to becoming an elite hitter. Increased bat speed leads to greater exit speed, which translates to more power, more distance, more hits, and more bases. Basically more of everything a hitter wants. If you have a good bat path and the correct body movements to contact, […]

Behind every great college or professional athlete is a story. In part II of The Journey of College Softball Recruiting: Alexa Peterson, we pick up at the time when Alexa had decided to commit to the University of Oregon. From here, we’ll dive into specific tips you can use for your players to help them […]

Behind every great college or professional athlete is a story. We hear it all the time about how “lucky” these athletes are that they get to live out their dream of playing the game they love. The truth is, these athletes have dedicated years and countless hours to their craft to get to the position […]

As a softball hitter or softball coach, one of the most important aspects being successful at the plate is something that you have complete control over… your mindset! See below for three of our top six questions you should be asking your softball hitters to help them succeed at the plate. 1. How Confident Are […]