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Barnstormers - Evansville | Hitting with Tracy Archuleta

Tracy Archuleta, University of Southern Indiana: "Hitting" from the 2020 Barnstormers Clinic at Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana. Time: 41:15

Barnstormers - Nashville | Hitting with David Macias

David Macias, Vanderbilt University (TN): "Hitting" from the 2020 Barnstormers Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Time: 33:54

Barnstormers - Nashville | Technology with Gary Russo

Gary Russo, Blast Motion: "Technology" from the 2020 Barnstormers Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Time: 13:58

Hitting - High Tee Drill

Jeff Kinne, Hampden-Sydney College (VA): Fix that uphill swing with this simple high tee drill.

Webinar | Blast Baseball - Learn How Blast Can Help Improve Your Players

September 30th, 2020: Learn how Blast can help improve your players with Jon Moscot, Gary Russo and Matt Tanner.

Hitting - Two Plate Drill

Jeff Kinne, Hampden-Sydney College (VA): Get your players to work on hitting off-speed pitches. The drill can be used with a coach throwing over hand or a pitching machine.

Hitting - Deep Tee Drill

Jeff Kinne, Hampden-Sydney College (VA): Drill is intended to get players to feel a "deeper" in the zone point of contact.

2020-08 Eric Snider & Adam Vrable (Offense-Hitting) Louisville Offensive Approach: Hard Consist...

Eric Snider & Adam Vrable, University of Louisville: "Louisville Offensive Approach: Hard Consistent Contact" from the 2020 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 1:05:39

2020-43-Expo Blast Motion | Information to Application

Expo Theatre - Blast Motion: "Information to Application" from the 2020 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 35:19

2020-48-Expo HitTrax | The Real Challenges of Hitter Assessment & Development

Expo Theatre - HitTrax: "The Real Challenges of Hitter Assessment & Development" from the 2020 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 42:31

2020-15 Rick Heller (Offense-Hitting) A System to Develop the Complete Hitter

Rick Heller, University of Iowa: "A System to Develop the Complete Hitter" from the 2020 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 52:14

2013-10 Justin Stone (Offense-Hitting) Hitting in the 21st Century

Justin Stone, Chicago Cubs: "Hitting in the 21st Century" from the 2013 ABCA Convention in Chicago, Time: 32:57

2013-17 Jerry Haugen, Bob Keyes & Gary Pullins (Offense-Hitting) What the Best Hitters in Base...

Jerry Haugen, Bob Keyes & Gary Pullins: "​What the Best Hitters in Baseball Do" from the 2013 ABCA Convention in Chicago, Time: 38:16

2013-24 Rocke Musgraves (Offense-Hitting) Hitting Drill Revival: Saving Swings

Rocke Musgraves: "Hitting Drill Revival: Saving Swings" from the 2013 ABCA Convention in Chicago, Time: 40:40

2013-02 Matt Senk (Offense-Hitting) New Bats-New Game: Stony Brook's Approach to Maximizing Your ...

Matt Senk, Stony Brook University: "New Bats-New Game: Stony Brook's Approach to Maximizing Your Offense" from the 2013 ABCA Convention in Chicago, Time: 41:51

2019-54-Expo Blast Motion | Measure What Matters

Expo Theatre - Justin Goltz, Blast Motion: "Measure What Matters" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 27:11

2019-44-Expo Driveline Baseball | Developing Hitters to Succeed in Today's Game

Expo Theatre - Jason Ochart, Driveline Baseball & Jeff Albert, St. Louis Cardinals: "Developing Hitter's to Succeed in Today's Game" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 53:39

2019-47-Expo Bertec & Swing Catalyst Baseball | Using Ground Forces to Improve Swing Power and ...

Expo Theatre - Scott Lynn, PhD & Justin Stone, Chicago Cubs: "Using Ground Forces to Improve Swing Power and Efficiency" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 33:14

2019-35-Youth Richard Austin (Offense-Hitting) Approaches to Hitting

Youth Clinic - Richard Austin, Richard Austin Baseball: "Approaches to Hitting" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 35:55

2019-07 Link Jarrett (Offense-Hitting) Building Complete Hitters

Link Jarrett, University of Notre Dame: "Building Complete Hitters" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 41:47

2019-26-Youth Allen Cox (Offense-Hitting) Utilizing Drills for Hitting Success

Youth Clinic - Allen Cox, Georgia Gwinnett College: "Utilizing Drills for Hitting Success" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 36:47

2019-52-Expo HitTrax | Proving Improvement: Using Technology to Measure Performance, Inform Inst ...

Expo Theatre - Bobby Pease, Chas Pippitt & Tyler Zupcic: "Proving Improvement: Using Technology to Measure Performance, Inform Instruction and Prove Player Development" from the 2019 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 40:02

2012-03 Bill Springman (Offense-Hitting) Hitting - Quick Zones

Bill Springman, Detroit Tigers: "Hitting - Quick Zones" from the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 40:10

2012-21 Dan Heefner (Offense-Hitting) Applying the Biomechanics of the Elite Hitters Swing

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist University: "Applying the Biomechanics of the Elite Hitters Swing" from the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 37:28

2012-11 Steve Springer (Mental) Confidence and Complete Daily Attainable Goals - Batting Average ...

Steve Spring, Quality At Bats: "Confidence and Complete Daily Attainable Goals - Batting Average is Evil" from the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 34:07

2012-24 Mark Kingston (Offense-Hitting) Hitting: How to Apply All We Know

Mark Kingston, University of South Carolina: "Hitting: How to Apply All We Know" from the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 43:17

2012-08 Stan Luketich (Offense-Hitting) New Bat. New Approach?

Stan Luketich, Desert Vista HS: "New Bat. New Approach?" from the 2012 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 31:55

2018-03 Dan Heefner (Offense-Hitting) Training Hitters to Compete Against the Modern Pitcher

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist University: "Training Hitters to Compete Against the Modern Pitcher" from the 2018 ABCA Convention in Indianapolis, Time: 39:34

2018-18 Erik Bakich (Offense-Hitting) Creating Team Offense

Erik Bakich, University of Michigan: "Creating Team Offense" from the 2018 ABCA Convention in Indianapolis, Time: 40:48

2018-26 Craig Rainey (Offense-Hitting) Building a Complete Hitter

Craig Rainey, Adrian College: "Building a Complete Hitter" from the 2018 ABCA Convention in Indianapolis, Time: 36:58

2018-09 Nino Giarratano (Offense-Hitting) Building a Solid BP Process

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: "Building A Solid BP Process" from the 2018 ABCA Convention in Indianapolis, Time: 37:30

2018-31-Youth Rick Strickland (Offense-Hitting) Building Blocks for the Long-Term Athletic Dev ...

Youth Clinic - Rick Strickland, Rick Strickland Baseball: "Building Blocks for the Long-Term Athletic Development of Young Hitters" from the 2018 ABCA Convention in Indianapolis, Time: 30:50

2011-14 Tony Abetini & Howard Johnson (Offense-Hitting) Integrating the Visual and Physical Mech ...

Tony Abetini & Howard Johnson: "Integrating the Visual and Physical Mechanics of the Swing in All of Your Practices" from the 2011 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 38:24

2011-02 Gary Ward (Offense-Hitting) The Basic Hitting Systems

Gary Ward, New Mexico State University: "The Basic Hitting Systems" from the 2011 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 56:41

2011-25 Jay Alexander (Offense-Hitting) Three Elements of a Good Swing

Jay Alexander: "Three Elements of a Good Swing" from the 2011 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 35:45

2017-13 Buddy Clark & Dan Koosed (Offense-Hitting) Using Technology to Unlock a Hitter's True Po ...

Buddy Clark & Dan Koosed: "Using Technology to Unlock a Hitter's True Potential" from the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 33:06

2017-02 Casey Dunn (Offense-Hitting) Progression Drills for Power: Building an Aggressive Approach

Casey Dunn, Samford University: "Progression Drills for Power: Building an Agressive Approach" from the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 40:21

2017-22 Dennis Rogers with Eddie Cornejo, Rolando Garza & Youngjin Yoon (Practice) Teaching/Coac ...

Dennis Rogers, Eddie Cornejo, Rolando Garza & Youngjin Yoon: "Teaching/Coaching Dynamics and Specific Skill Set Development" from the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 39:28

2017-06 Jay Johnson (Offense-Hitting) Developing a Complete Offense and Hitting Approach

Jay Johnson, University of Arizona: "Developing a Complete Offense and Hitting Approach" from the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 41:15

2017-16 Steve Springer (Offense-Hitting, Mental) How to Get Your Players to Compete with Confid ...

Steve Springer, Quality At-Bats: "How to Get Your Players to Compete with Confidence When They're Not Getting Hits" from the 2017 ABCA Convention in Anaheim, Time: 40:07

2010-20 Rudy Garbalosa (Offense-Hitting) Preparing Hitters in Practice

Rudy Garbalosa, Lynn University: "Preparing Hitters in Practice" from the 2010 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 39:55

2010-12 Tim Pettorini (Offense-Hitting) Wooster Hitting - Same Stuff, Different Angle

Tim Pettorini, College of Wooster: "Wooster Hitting - Same Stuff, Different Angle" from the 2010 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 35:33

2010-24 Jaime Cevallos (Offense-Hitting) Positional Hitting

Jaime Cevallos, The Swing Mechanic: "Positional Hitting" from the 2010 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 38:19

2016-21 Brian Harrison (Offense-Hitting) Hitting Timing: Training for Game Production Instead of ...

Brian Harrison, Baldwin Wallace: "Hitting Timing: Training for Game Production Instead of Cage Results" from the 2016 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 34:07

2016-07 Jeremiah Robbins (Offense-Hitting) The Blue Collar Approach to Hitting

Jeremiah Robbins, Umpqua Community College: "The Blue Collar Approach to Hitting" from the 2016 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 41:06

2016-08 Andy McKay (Mental-Hitting) Being Great is Being Boring - Hitting

Andy McKay, Seattle Mariners: "Being Great is Being Boring - Hitting" from the 2016 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 39:00

2016-02 John Mallee (Offense - Hitting) How Science and Analytics Changed the Swing

John Mallee, Los Angeles Angels: "How Science and Analytics Changed the Swing" from the 2016 ABCA Convention in Nashville, Time: 39:54

2009-26 Matt Nokes (Offense-Hitting) Becoming an Impact Hitter

Matt Nokes, MLB: "Becoming an Impact Hitter" from the 2009 ABCA Convention in San Diego, Time: 50:14

2009-09 Don Slaught (Offense-Hitting) See How We Adjust to Speeds & Locations of the Pitch

Don Slaught, RightView Pro: "See How We Adjust to Speeds & Locations of the Pitch" from the 2009 ABCA Convention in San Diego, Time: 1:01:23

2009-23 Marc Johnson (Offense-Hitting) Let's Analyze the High School Swing

Marc Johnson, Cherry Creek HS: "Let's Analyze the High School Swing" from the 2009 ABCA Convention in San Diego, Time: 40:33

2009-21 Nino Giarratano (Offense-Hitting) Efficient & Effective Batting Practice

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: "Efficient & Effective Batting Practice" from the 2009 ABCA Convention in San Diego, Time: 46:14

2015-10 Darin Everson (Offense-Hitting) Energy Transfer Hitting Approach

Darin Everson, Colorado Rockies: "Energy Transfer Hitting Approach" from the 2015 ABCA Convention in Orlando, Time: 39:16

2015-21 Paul Svagdis & Steve Vogt (Offense-Hitting) Developing a Hitting Approach from College to...

Paul Svagdis, Azusa Pacific University & Steve Vogt, Arizona Diamondbacks: "Developing a Hitting Approach from College to the Pros" from the 2015 ABCA Convention in Orlando, Time: 39:54

2015-19 Brian Green (Offense-Hitting) Teaching Offensive Approach: Trust, Education and the 3 Keys

Brian Green, Washington State University: "Teaching Offensive Approach: Trust, Education and the 3 Keys" from the 2015 ABCA Convention in Orlando, Time: 40:30

2015-04 Travis Jewett (Offense-Hitting) Hitting Ain't Perfect: Creating Margin for Error In Your ...

Travis Jewett, Tulane University: "Hitting Ain't Perfect: Creating Margin for Error In Your Swing for Offensive Success" from the 2015 ABCA Convention in Orlando, Time: 41:53

2015-26 Peter Fadde & Dillon Lawson (Offense-Hitting) Doing Damage at the Plate by Training Pitch...

Peter Fadde, Southern Illinois University & Dillon Lawson, New York Yankees: "Doing Damage at the Plate by Training Pitch Recognition" from the 2015 ABCA Convention in Orlando, Time: 36:57

2008-23 Jim Page (Offense-Hitting) Hitting Drills to Build Your Swing

Jim Page, Millsaps College: "Hitting Drills to Build Your Swing" from the 2008 ABCA Convention in Philadelphia, Time: 36:34

2014-18 Josh Holliday (Offense-Hitting) Hitting Progression and Development

Josh Holliday, Oklahoma State University: "Hitting Progression and Development" from the 2014 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 39:50

2014-21 Nino Giarratano (Offense-Hitting) Connecting the Mental and Physical Parts of Hitting

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: "Connecting the Mental and Physical Parts of Hitting" from the 2014 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 42:49

2008-11 Ernie Rosseau (Offense-Hitting) C.F.L. Hitting

Ernie Rosseau, Brevard Community College: "C.F.L. Hitting" from the 2008 ABCA Convention in Philadelphia, Time: 39:42

2014-10 Tracy Smith (Offense-Hitting) Indiana Hitting - Plain and Simple

Tracy Smith, Arizona State University: "Indiana Hitting - Plain and Simple" from the 2014 ABCA Convention in Dallas, Time: 41:32

Hitting - OffSpeed Tee Drill

Jeff Kinne, Hampden-Sydney College (VA): This drill is used for adjusting to off-speed pitches and it's especially good for kids when they first start to see off-speed pitches. The drill teaches the slight pause in the swing to get on time with the

Hitting - YOUTH | Swing Progression to Practice on the Tee

Eric Kibler, Horizon High School (AZ): Coach Kibler takes you through his entire swing progression for working on a tee.

#ABCAatHome Perspectives - Hitting Approach

June 2nd, 2020 - Episode 8: Featuring Darin Everson, Rudy Garbalosa, Chris Hart, Link Jarrett and Ron Prettyman.

Hitting - Directional Tee Front of the Zone

Eddie Cornejo, California State University Northridge: Working on the extremes will make every point of contact easier.

#ABCAatHome Perspectives - Hitting

April 28th, 2020 - Episode 3: Featuring Greg Brown, Gabe Gross, Chris Hanks, Justin Stone and Jake Valentine

Hitting - Directional Tee Deep in the Zone

Eddie Cornejo, California State University Northridge: Sometimes the constraint must be uncomfortable to force a player to feel something different.

Hitting - Bat Path Walk In Tee Drill

Eddie Cornejo, California State University Northridge: Allow the momentum of the "walk-in" to help correct bat path faults.

Hitting - Hand Load

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: Allow your hitters the space to find their own timing and rhythm.

Hitting - Walk In Tee Drill

Eddie Cornejo, California State University Northridge: Great drill for the guys that are getting too technical. Helps them feel a strong hitting position in a controlled environment.

Hitting - Scap Load

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: Break the swing down into small manageable pieces to isolate what your players need. Check out how Coach G does this with his Scap Load Drill.

Hitting - 3 Piece Hitting Position Drill

Eddie Cornejo, California State University Northridge: Remove the variables of timing and pitch location so your hitters can have a singular focus; how are their pre-pitch movements effecting their ability to make solid, consistent contact.

Hitting - Knee to the Ground

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: Build strength in your legs while staying vertical and stacked. Great drill to help guys feel the proper transfer.

Hitting - Max Effort BP

Eddie Cornejo, California State University Northridge: Eliminate unnecessary and/or wasteful movements through this self correcting drill.

Hitting - USF Step Through Drill

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: Refine a hitter's weight transfer and turn with this simple step through drill. Great for guys who are getting stuck on their backside.

Hitting - Dancing with the Pitcher

Eddie Cornejo, California State University Northridge: Simple timing drill that also smooths out a players swing.

Hitting - Hit & Hold USF

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: Keep the barrel and the baseball connected as long as possible.

Hitting - Back Toe Lift, Get Intro Your Heel

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: If you want your hitters to rotate effectively they need to load into their back hip and back glute properly.

Hitting - Rotate Load Rotate

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: Separation drill that is focused on getting to a balanced pre-launch hitting position.

Hitting - Forced Feel Delay the Hands (2 Drills)

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: Two different 'forced feel' drills that focus on correcting a hitter who's pushing their hands forward. Forced feel simply means that the hitter is placed within a constraint that allows him only one way to execute

Hitting - USF Step Forward (In) Drill

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: Drill forces the hitter to close the front hip a little longer than normal. This is drill 2 of 8 that Coach G uses virtually everyday with his hitters.

Hitting - Sosa Drill

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: Generate Power through the Core First by putting your hitter in a Physical Constraint.

Hitting - USF Step Forward Drill

Nino Giarratano, University of San Francisco: Get your hitters started and moving forward with rhythm. This drill is 1 of 8 that Coach G uses virtually everyday with his hitters.

Hitting - High Tee Drill

Allen Cox, Georgia Gwinnett College: This drill is a staple in many players warm-up progressions.

Hitting - Replace Your Shoulders

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: Results speak - try this drill and watch how it helps clean up a bat path and generate line drives.

Hitting - Short Bat with Pitching Machine

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs: If you have hitters jumping out at everything this simple drill may be just the thing they need.

Hitting - Hip Hinge Medicine Ball Throw

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: Master the Hip Hinge/Load with this Body Prep drill that looks to reinforce the feel of a connected swing.

Hitting - Cardinal Drill

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs: Drill focused on swinging through the middle of the field.

Hitting - Plyometric Medicine Ball Throw

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: Plyometric based Med Ball drill that helps hitters load and unload the swing efficiently.

Hitting - Medicine Ball Throw

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: Body preparation to reinforce the swing.

Hitting - Knob Drill

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs: Hitting drill to help guys who have a tendency to pull off of the baseball

Hitting - Knob to Knee

Brian Meyer, Butler University: Drill allows the hitter to feel the rhythm of separation.

Hitting - MENTAL | It's Difficult

JR, ABCA Staff: This unique video serves as a visual aid to demonstrate how difficult it is to hit a baseball. The illusions at the end of the video are intended to point out that your eyes don't always see what is really happening.

Hitting - Screen and Barrier Constraints

Jake McKinley, Milwaukee Brewers: Coach McKinley again brings us another drill that focuses on a hitters intent to achieve the desired outcome.

Hitting - Self Feeding Fungo Drill

Brian Meyer, Butler University: Rhythm and timing drill that helps hitters launch into the proper sequencing.

Hitting - Tire Resistance Routine

JR, ABCA Staff: This routine is an awesome drill progression to build hand, grip and forearm strength. Be warned, hitting a tire will destroy your bats.

Hitting - 3 Plate Drill

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs: Rhythm and timing drill for hitters.

Hitting - MENTAL | Tune In Lock In and Drop Out

JR, ABCA Staff: Heavily influence by the work of Andy McKay, this video demonstrates a process to help a hitter focus on what matters the most.

Hitting - Plate Breakers Drill

JR, ABCA Staff: Kids love to break stuff and this Intent driven cage competition features a lot of "breaking" stuff.

Hitting - Step Back

Brian Meyer, Butler University: Hitting drill that allows the hitter to find and feel his weight shift/negative move. Helps guys who are getting too deep into their backside.

Hitting - Pepper

JR, ABCA Staff: Old school baseball at its finest. There is a reason this drill has been around for a long time.

Hitting - Knee to Pitcher

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs. Great drill for guys who are getting stuck on their backside.

Hitting - Juiced Machine and HR Flips

JR, ABCA Staff: Hitters can learn a lot from ball flight and this video demonstrates a safe field layout to get two players hitting at the same time.

Hitting - One Knee Drill

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs: Isolate and simplify barrel path with this easy to execute drill.