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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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

Baseball Hitting Drills for Youth Players

Four Baseball Hitting Drills for Youth Players

There are thousands of baseball hitting drills for youth players 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 […]

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Q&A with Tyger Pederson

When left-handed outfielder Stu Pederson was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ninth round of the 1981 MLB draft — coming off the board at No. 228 overall out of USC — it marked the beginning of a decade-long professional career that peaked with an eight-game callup in the autumn of 1985, a […]