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Baseball Tips on Hitting--How Your Bat Speed Will Determine Your Success!

 


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Improving a baseball hitter's bat speed should be right near the top of the list of baseball tips on hitting. There are several simple things to do to improve your bat speed. Simple things that produce very positive results. Let's keep this very basic and simple. Forget all other baseball tips on hitting. Very simply, the faster the head of the bat is going when it hits the ball, the harder a baseball hitter will hit the baseball. There are hundreds of baseball tips on hitting but when it's all said and done, don't the hitters with the quickest bat speed hit the baseball the hardest?

You can talk about many things that are required to be a successful hitter and right near the top of your list should be bat speed. I thoroughly enjoy watching a very big, strong hitter clobber the baseball. It's also very enjoyable watching a smaller hitter who is not exceptionally strong clobber the baseball. The only way for the smaller player to be competitive with the bigger and stronger baseball hitters is with very quick bat speed.

Several Things You Can Do To Improve Your Bat Speed:

1. Practice your swing every day. Some professionals will take as many as 500 swings a day in the off season. That's very possibly one of the reasons why they are now professional hitters. I'm not saying it's feasible to take that many swings every day but practice your swing as often as possible. Remember to take your practice swings exactly like you are swinging the bat in a game. You're cheating yourself if you do otherwise. If you are willing to spend the time practicing your swing, you deserve to benefit from the time you are putting in. Is there a better exercise than practicing the swing itself to improve your strength and quickness as a baseball hitter? I certainly don't think so.

2. Avoid gripping the bat too tightly, which is a common baseball hitting problem, especially with younger players. They often have the mind set that “I'm going to grip this bat real tight and really clobber this ball. " Nothing could be further from the truth. It actually will slow down the speed of your bat. It's identical to a pitcher who holds the ball tighter to slow down a pitch and a baseball hitter gripping the bat tightly will slow down his bat speed also.

3. Make sure you swing directly to the ball, One of the best baseball tips on hitting is that the very beginning of the swing is NOT level at all. It is a downward movement and only levels out at the point of contact. Short and quick to the ball is far superior than being long and strong to the ball!

Larry Cicchiello is the successful author of “Excellent Baseball Coaching: 30 Seconds Away. " His VERY user friendly eBooks and CD's cover 320 topics on playing very good baseball. ANY baseball player, coach or parent who wants to help their child will be fully equipped! Some FREE baseball tips on hitting and FREE baseball pitching tips are available at http://www.LarryBaseball.com .

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