How the 3S Increases Bat Speed - Sports Mechanic - Baseball Coaching Tips
30 Aug

How the 3S Increases Bat Speed

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We all know that increasing your bat speed is the “holy grail” of hitting. How to do so? That’s the tricky part.  The 3S Hitting System takes a big picture approach. Instead of focusing exculsively on getting faster, it works on helping you become more efficient. That means moving beyond just building “fast twitch muscles,” […]

Want to hit better? Focus on your hips - Sports Mechanic - Baseball Coaching Tips
30 Aug

Want to hit better? Focus on your hips

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I’m going to start this post with a seemingly obvious statement. But trust me, it’s an important one:   Hips are joints. Hopefully I didn’t loose too many of you right there, but here’s the point: whenever you hear a hitting coach talking about how important hips are in a baseball swing, it’s important to remember […]

Want to Hit for Power? Train with the 3S Hitting System - Sports Mechanic - Baseball Tips
30 Aug

Want to Hit for Power? Train with the 3S Hitting System

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Your bat makes contact with a pitch. Before it’s even left the infield, you know it’s a home run. You hustle around the bases, but it doesn’t matter. That ball isn’t coming down in play. To a hitter, there is no better feeling. But maybe a close second is being confident that you can do it over and […]

Relax! They're only 7 - Sports Mechanic - Baseball
30 Aug

Relax! They’re only 7

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This week I want to focus on an issue that I see all too often: kids starting private instruction way too early! I’m a professional hitting instructor. My job is to teach ball players of all ages how to hit a baseball. And I get a ton of parents bringing their kids to me asking […]

TRAINING THE PROPER SWING PATH IS KEY - Sports Mechanic - Baseball
30 Aug

Training the Proper Swing Path is Key

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Has your coach been harping you about the need to improve your “swing path.” Maybe he calls it “form,” or refers to “the slot?” He’s definitely told you to “shorten it up,” or “make it more compact.” He’s on to something, and you trust him. Problem is, while you understand what he’s saying, you’re not quite sure […]

Working on your technique - Sports Mechanic - Baseball
30 Aug

Working on your technique

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For this post I’m going to focus on 4 drills that I use with my hitting students. They can be done using a batting tee or in front toss drills. After I’ve described these 4 drills, I’m going to run through the 6 drills that I designed for the 3S Hitting System, and how they […]