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The Hitting Vault Swing Analysis: Mookie Betts

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 led the regular season with a .346 batting average, had 32 home runs, and 47 doubles. Having both tools power and […]

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Softball Drills and Practice Plans

As a softball coach, you probably spend a good amount of time putting together specific softball drills and practice plans. The biggest piece of advice we can give is 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 […]

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Baseball Hitting Drills for Power

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 […]

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Product Spotlight: Blast Motion

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. One of our favorites is Blast Motion. Blast Motion, […]

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The Hitting Vault Coaches Group: Live Q+A

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. Pop-up Q&A with Coach Lisle One of the biggest benefits […]

Bat Speed Training Program

Increase Bat Speed Training Program

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, […]

The Journey of College Softball Recruiting

The Journey of College Softball Recruiting Part 2: Alexa Peterson

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 […]

The Journey of College Softball Recruiting

The Journey of College Softball Recruiting Part 1: Alexa Peterson

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 […]

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Six Questions to Ask Softball Hitters: Part 1

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 to ask your softball hitters to help them succeed at the plate. 1.) How Confident Are You at […]

Six Questions to Ask Your Hitters - Part 2

Six Questions to Ask Your Softball Hitters: Part 2

During part two of our six questions to ask your softball hitters we continue to focus on mindset. Failure is inevitable as a softball hitter, even the best hitters in the world will fail 7 out of 10 times at the plate. How players get from good to great is by responding to those failures […]