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Baseball & Softball Tips of the Week - 3/17/2019

Posted by on 3/17/2019 to Tips of the Week

This past week's highlights include 6 hitting drill videos, two articles to help pitchers and an interesting interview with a recent signee for the Cubs organization ...

Tons of Hitting Setup Tips - Honestly, I lost count, so all I'll say is that Baseball Rebellion posted a crud-load of hitting tips videos this week. My favorites were these 4 that all have to do with making sure your body is in the proper position for optimal contact:

The Three Stride Drill

The Slowest Stride Drill

The Step Back Drill

The Bucket Drill

How to Compete When Your Best Pitches Just Aren't Working - Having one of those days where your fastball just doesn't have its usual pop or your go-to out pitch can't seem to find the plate? Brad Kirsch from Slider Domination says you still need to find a way to tough it out and provides tips to get you through it in, "How Do I Pitch When I Don’t Have My Best Stuff???"

Are You Locked and Loaded? - Coach Lisa from Challenge U. Softball provides a great drill for training the body to be loaded before swinging and then getting the barrel on the ball. You'll have to forgive her enthusiasm for their brand new facility, which takes up the first two minutes before she shows you the "Barrel to Path" drill:

The Journey from Division III to the Pros - Mike & Kyle's weekly podcast features an interview with Robert Robbins, one of Driveline Baseball's recent signees with the Cubs organization. They discuss his journey and then get into this year's never ending Harper vs. Machado debate. You can listen to the podcast here.

Generating More Bat Speed Without Lifting Weights - Coach Justin from Ultimate Baseball Training provides several tips for increasing bat speed without lifting weights. That is, after he spends more than 3 minutes telling youngsters that they SHOULD be lifting weights:

Commanding Your Command - Continuing where he left off last week, coach Flint Wallace provides even more drills for developing better command of your pitches. Check out "Command, It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore – Part 2" by clicking here.

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