Hitting Articles

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What is the Strike Zone

Published: June 2, 2021

In its simplest of terms, the strike zone is an invisible box that extends from the bottom of the batter's knees to the top of their shoulders. The exact location of the strike zone varies slightly from pitcher to pitcher and umpire to umpire, but the corners are always set at 17 inches from each batter's plate. All pitches thrown inside that location are considered "strikes".

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How to Hit Farther in Baseball

Updated: September 1, 2021

Remember the day you hit your first home run in baseball? It was the day you realized you could do anything! The big leagues were just a few thousand travel ball miles away. If we could just hit .330 and 25 home runs every season, we'd have a shot at The Show. So what does it take to hit home runs, and, moreover, should we be coaching hitters to hit more home runs? Or should hitting practice and the mental approach to hitting focus on powerful, good swings that will ultimately lead to home runs?

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Improve Your Swing with the #1 Trainer - LineDrivePro

Published: November 20, 2020

'Know your swing' is a common phrase you hear in baseball and softball. Gurus use it in many contexts - know your bat path, know how to get into a powerful position, know when to start motion, know your sequence, know your launch angle - you know, know your swing, kid! How we arrive at knowing our swing is different for many hitters and not always easily done, but it's important to have a way to practice doing so you know how to improve your baseball swing.

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Benefits of Using Weighted Baseballs When Training to Blast Your Skills to the Next Level

Published: September 10, 2020

Tanner Weighted Rubber Training Balls are made of a durable, thick rubber coating with a weighted core. The weighted baseballs are manufactured with reduced rebound characteristics and are built to last through many training sessions and training programs for your athlete. The outer coating is designed to be strong enough to be used for hitting practice. Each rubber weighted ball is 15 oz, and they ship in a pack of six.

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Your First Tee Ball Set: The Essential Guide and #1 Best Choice

Updated: March 10, 2021

A quality tee ball set is a worthwhile investment. In this guide we’ll show you the most important items to include in your first tee ball set

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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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Kinetic Chain Basics - The Benefits of Understanding this Powerful Sequence in Baseball-Softball

Updated: March 10, 2021

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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