Mastering Your Swing: How to Stop Hitting Ground Balls

You may be asking yourself, “Why do I hit a lot of ground balls?” Or “How can I help my child stop chopping down on the ball?” Constantly rolling over or hitting ground balls can feel like a setback for many players striving to have success at the plate. At the heart of this issue? […]


How to Swing a Baseball Bat: Six Phases of the Elite Swing

If you are just starting out as a baseball player, chances are you are overwhelmed with the amount of information out there about how to swing a baseball bat. At The Hitting Vault we break down the swing into six simple steps that we call our SwingBuild Program. The SwingBuild Program is available to all […]

“Knob to Ball”

Pushing the hands to the ball is NOT what elite hitters do…so don’t do it. 😉 Oklahoma’s Tiare Jennings is practicing a great first movement here in between pitches. Between pitches is a perfect time to get one more rep in of proper movement! The hands/knob work with the shoulders for the first part of […]

What Should YOUR 2 Strike Approach Be?

Bo Bichette’s at bat here = Phenomenal! Battling to 3-2 and going 13 pitches is great in itself, but to still be swinging with the intent to do damage when he gets to 2 strikes it what is even more exciting here! Sure he may eliminate his leg kick to help with timing and simplify […]

Athletes Taking Ownership with Coach Lincoln Martin

Coach Lincoln Martin knows well that anyone can have an off day. But how your player conducts themselves when things aren’t going according to plan is a fundamental reflection of who they are as an athlete, a teammate, a student, and an individual. Coaching young players to deal with adversity on and off the field […]

Coach Tom Eller on “Squishing The Bug”

Whether you’re a player, coach, or fan of baseball, you’ve probably heard the term “squishing the bug.” You will also be aware that it is a subject that divides everyone in the industry. Weight dynamics on the back foot through the swing can impact all sorts of important metrics: angle, strength, body mechanics — you […]


Prepping For A College Showcase: Jason Ferber

Every summer, thousands of young players attend college showcases with hopes of being noticed by college coaches and scouts. Showcases provide participants with an opportunity to display their skills before a wide range of industry professionals, but navigating them can be overwhelming for both players and parents. One of the newest members of The Hitting […]

Must Read Books for Baseball and Softball Coaches

30 Books for Baseball and Softball Coaches

I get asked frequently what it takes to be a great coach, and I can honestly say there is no real answer to this. At the end of the day, our goal as coaches is to make a difference for the student athletes that you have the opportunity to coach. But if I had to […]


How to Hit a Curveball and Other Off-Speed Pitches

One of the toughest things to master as a youth baseball or softball player is how to hit a curveball. As the competition level starts to increase, and pitchers get older and more developed we see them have a little more control over their pitches. Up until then, hitting can seem like a breeze for […]