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Your First Tee Ball Set: The Essential Guide

Updated: July 6, 2020

Tee Ball, also known as (and used throughout this article interchangeably) "T-ball" or "teeball", is a slightly modified version of baseball for youngsters, where the ball is hit from an adjustable tee-ball tee rather, than being pitched. It's a great way to introduce young hitters to the game of baseball and is simplified so children […]

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Softball Batting Drills: How to Increase Power at The Plate

Published: March 3, 2020

Every softball player needs batting drills that can improve her consistency, power and swing mechanics. Whether you're a conventional batting or a slap hitter, a batting routine that makes you better in the cage is critical.

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The Baseball-Softball Kinetic Chain Basics

Updated: June 18, 2020

What is the Kinetic Chain and how does it pertain to hitting? What is the Kinetic Chain and how does it pertain to hitting? Whether it's a jump, sprint, throw or swing, our body creates movement as a chain of muscles firing in a specific sequence. For baseball and softball, one of these sequential, powerful movements is the swing!

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How Youth, Amateur and Pro Hitters Use Batting Tees

Updated: June 17, 2020

The batting tee is a tool that will stay with a baseball player throughout his career. As he ages and improves, an aspiring ballplayer will use it in different ways. In today's article, we will discuss how batting tee drills and training will evolve throughout a player's development arc. Batting Tee Drills & Training for […]

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Three Ways to Increase Bat Speed

Updated: June 17, 2020

Exit velocity is a measurement of batspeed, and every player wants more of both. Yet, it can be difficult to increase exit velocity in baseball. It's also not always clear why some players hit harder than others. In this article, we'll explore where batspeed comes from and how players can improve their exit velocity. Where […]

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Three Ways to Improve at Hitting a Curveball

Updated: June 17, 2020

Young hitters have a very difficult time learning how to hit a curveball. Even at an early age when curveballs are not particularly sharp or deceptive, they’re still tough identify and hit hard. In this article, we’ll discuss some easy ways to help players improve at hitting a curveball. 1. Fix Flaws in the Weight […]

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Three Great Baseball Hitting Drills

Published: November 5, 2019

In this article, you’ll learn three baseball hitting drills that you can fold into your routine. The goal for every hitter should be to find drills that improve on weaknesses and fit into a consistent practice routine. These hitting drills are a great start. Hitting Drill #1: The One-Handed Drill Chances are, at some point […]

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