Posts - The Hitting Vault

When working with any youth softball player it is critical to have a good mix of drills to develop strong habits and the foundations of an elite swing. Most of the time, It does not matter if you are playing at the professional level or just getting started at a young age, good drills are […]

For all of our young hitters out there, it’s important to find a balance between boring drills and movements, and exciting drills to help build the foundation of their swing. As Coach Lisle always likes to say, “we trick our players with drills.” Especially at a young age, tricking your youth hitters with drills are […]

No matter what type of bat or ball you are using, or what level you are playing, there are two things that will determine your power output–how fast the ball leaves the bat and whether you are putting the ball on the ground or in the air. The metrics we use to measure these are […]

When it comes to purchasing a bat, whether softball or baseball, it is a pretty substantial financial commitment. The prices of bats have risen over the years because of the innovations that each new season brings around. Marucci, Easton, DeMarini, and Louisville Slugger’s models all are innovative bats that have discovered ways to bring more […]

There has been an all-out war between the three major competitors in the baseball market between adidas, Nike, and New Balance. The battle of who can bring the put forth the best product, has benefited the consumer of incredible products, each of which bringing their own innovation and technology to the field. In a formerly […]

Baseball has entered a new era, thanks in part to an up and coming age of shortstops and influencers like the Houston Astro’s Carlos Correa, or the Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor the game has seen a shift in focus heading towards cleats and on-field style. Companies such as adidas, Nike, New Balance, and Under Armour […]

Big leaguers use them, minor leaguers use them, even some college leagues use them. Hitting with a wood bat can be a frightening idea at first. The biggest concern definitely surrounds their easy ability to  break and send parts of the bat flying, and money flying out of your wallet at the same time. So […]

South Carolina’s historic softball season added another chapter Sunday evening. Coach Matt Lisle and The Hitting Vault featured on thestate.com The Gamecocks (45-14) were chosen as an NCAA regional host and will be a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2002. Games at Beckham Field will begin this weekend. USC, the No. 9 […]

Power is often the most sought-after skill for baseball and softball hitters. So how do I get it? Similar to many things in life, you don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for. At The Hitting Vault, we break down the softball and baseball swing exactly the same. A good […]

From the big leagues all the way to the little league fields, one of the most important aspects of equipment that has flown under the radar for years but is now making more of a presence is youth softball cleats. It might not seem like it at face value, but cleats are often viewed as […]