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Top Four Softball Hitting Drills for Youth Players

When working on any softball hitting drills for youth players, 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, […]

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Five Baseball Hitting Drills for Nine Year Olds

When you’re looking for baseball hitting drills for nine-year-olds,  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 […]

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How to Hit a Softball With Power

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 […]

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The Four Best Fastpitch Softball Bats on the Market

When it comes to purchasing a fastpitch softball 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 […]

The Six Best Metal Baseball Cleats

As youth players progress to higher levels of baseball, the norm is to start wearing metal baseball cleats. 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 […]

The Top 3 Youth Baseball Cleats

Youth 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 […]

Top 5 Best Wood Baseball Bats

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. Especially if you have no idea what the best wood baseball bats are. Another issue, and often the biggest concern surrounds their easy ability to break and send parts […]

How The Hitting Vault Started

Check out the video above and the article to learn more about how Coach Lisle developed his massive social media following, as well as how The Hitting Vault started. 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 […]

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6 Softball Hitting Drills for Power

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. This post will breakdown six  of our favorite softball hitting drills for power. At The Hitting Vault, […]

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Baseball Drills for 6 and 7 Year Olds

We’ve gathered a few basic baseball drills for 6 and 7-year-olds that we like for kids in tee ball, coach pitch, or making the transition between the two. While some kids will be ready for more complex work, some will still be forgetting which hand to put their glove on. These kids are young. Keeping […]