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Three Goals for Hitting Coaches

It’s not always clear what the role of a hitting coach is. Should a hitting coach strive to give as much information as possible in the time they have, or is it important to internalize the concept of “less is more?” Can we best serve our hitters by teaching them the same exact swing as […]

Top Characteristics of a Great Hitter

4 Characteristics of a Great Hitter

What are the most important factors that make up a great hitter? While we could go in depth strictly about the mechanical components of a great hitter (which do play a role) there are also other areas that if missing could be holding you back from reaching your full potential. If you are looking for […]

Advanced Baseball Analytics

Advanced Baseball Analytics to Measure a Great Hitter

Advanced stats, metrics. and baseball analytics. There are endless terms that can describe the latest craze in collegiate and professional baseball and softball. Coaching staffs and scouting departments have largely dismissed your more traditional statistical evaluation and instead focused on the “sabermetrics” aspect of the game. For more information on some basic hitting stats, check […]

Three Basic MLB Hitting Stats for Great Hitters

3 Basic MLB Hitting Stats that Define a Great Hitter

In the world of high school, collegiate and professional baseball and softball, the impact of advanced analytics and “new-age” statistics can’t be ignored. More and more,coaching staffs and even players themselves are spending endless hours diving deep into MLB hitting stats and these new statistical reports in order to find an edge. Want to be […]

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Understanding Launch Position in Baseball and Softball

Launch position in baseball and softball is one of the most misunderstood in the game today. 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 […]

Q and A with Coach Lisle

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, […]

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Batters Box Battle

At practice, we as coaches tend to spend most, if not all of our hitting time on the mechanics of the swing and getting reps in BP. A few years ago after realizing that we had some players who had perfect mechanics and weren’t hitting above .200, I chose to reevaluate what were we doing […]

Baseball vs Softball Swing

Baseball Swing vs. Softball Swing

A hot topic over the years in hitting has been the debate over the difference between a baseball vs softball swing. Let me preface my answer to this debate by saying, I’ve been in “the game” almost 40 years now. Have coached for over 17 of them. 13 in baseball and 4 in softball. I’ve […]

Two-Strike Hitting - Learn the Right Approach

Two Strike Hitting: Why Striking Out Isn’t The Worst Outcome

Two strike hitting is one of the toughest things we have to do as hitters.  As coaches, we always talk to our players about having a “Two Strike Approach” (meaning what we do at the plate differently when we have two strikes). The majority of coaches teach their hitters (as I did for several years) […]