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 […]


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 […]

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 […]