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Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy and Jeremy Hamilton talks about the BatGrip


"Ironman" Cal Ripken on Stance and Grip

"Ironman" Cal Ripken on Stance and Grip

"The grip Is often overlooked and can be an important part of your swing"  "Grip Loosely and line up the knuckles, this unlocks your wrist which allows your hands, wrist and forearm to assist you in the swing which creates a whole lot more bat speed"


The “Explode” position

The “Explode” position

Before you get here make sure you look at the Ideal Stance.  Followed by Load Position.   The front foot is firmly planted on the ground “stomping the bug”. Make sure the foot stays “closed” and not pointed towards the pitcher. The back foot simply rotates inward on the toes “squishing the bug”. At this point the majority of your weight has transferred from the back leg to the front leg. The hips turn when the front foot lands and the back foot rotates...


How to Grip a Softball Bat with Michele Smith (2 time Olympic God Medalist)


Hitting - Load Position

Hitting - Load Position

After you get in your ideal baseball or softball stance, next comes the Load position.  This is the position you should be in right before you swing.  Head still, chin on front shoulder, elbow still tucked close to body, bat grip with knocking knuckles aligned or closely aligned, bat knob pointed towards ground, back elbow still bent at 45 degree angle, front knee bent slightly less than 90 degrees and front foot lifted 4" - 6" (will vary depending on size), with 70% of weight shifted to back leg.