Making Contact: The Inside Pitch

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So far, in your quest to make contact, you’ve learned how to set up, practiced your stride, and taken on the finer points of flat-hand hitting. You’re now ready to make contact – and on your way to becoming a successful hitter.

Making Contact: Flat-Hand Hitting

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If any single idea dominates my overall approach to hitting it is my undying belief in the advantages of flat-hand hitting.  Here’s why…

Making Contact: The Stride

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As you continue taking steps toward becoming a successful hitter, one of the crucial steps is actually making a stride.

Making Contact: The Setup

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The starting point of making contact – the starting point of becoming a successful hitter – is the setup.

Making Contact

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The key to making good contact doesn't begin and end with the contact itself.

Understanding the Spin on the Ball

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Reading the spin of different pitches is a science that doesn’t come easy.

The Rules of Reading the Spin of the Ball

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Knowing where and when to look.

Seeing the Ball

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In many sports, it’s called being “in the zone.” In baseball, it’s “seeing the ball.”

Setting up the Pitcher

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Just as a pitcher can set up a batter, I feel a hitter can set up a pitcher.

The Flex Stance and Studying the Pitcher

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When using the flex-stance, the key to making it work starts with knowing when to be flexible.


Standing in the Batter’s Box
September 27, 2010 7:23 AM

A Good Stance Begins with Your Feet
September 13, 2010 1:40 PM

Your Stance: The Foundation of Your Swing
August 19, 2010 12:36 PM

Gripping Your Bat - Taking Hold of Success
August 02, 2010 9:25 AM

Choosing the Right Bat
July 24, 2010 10:05 AM

Finding Your Road to Success
July 06, 2010 11:02 AM

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
June 18, 2010 6:54 AM

Rod Carew: 10 Important Keys to Good Hitting
June 04, 2010 12:08 PM

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