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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...


Baseball and Softball Ideal Stance

Baseball and Softball Ideal Stance

As with everything in life you have to prepare and work for success.  Here are some tips for youth players and coaches to use at practice or training.  A basic  foundation is critical for hitting success at every level.  Youth batters especially need to feel comfortable and confident in the batters box.  Do yourself or your player a favor and work on the proper funduntments until they become a habit.  It takes time!  Proper stance, the bat grip, bat positioning, chin positioning, elbow positions, knees position, and weight distribution comprise the proper stance.

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