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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 you should be asking your softball hitters to help them succeed at the plate. 1. How Confident Are […]

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 […]

There are hundreds (or maybe even thousands) of baseball drills out there, but the best drills focus on the right movements and can be practiced from an early age all the way to the high school or even professional level. The beauty of The Hitting Vault is that Coach Lisle shares over  70 hitting drills […]

When working with any youth softball player 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, good drills are […]

For all of our young hitters out there, 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 are […]

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 […]

Picking the right softball bat can be one of the most important, and difficult decisions you can make as a hitter.  Ultimately when picking a softball bat, it will come down to comfort and feel. There are guidelines for heights and weights and certain drop sizes but it really depends on what you feel comfortable […]