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#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 - 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 - 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.


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