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  1. The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer™ gives you more bat speed in 20 swings!
  2. The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer™ gives you game day confidence to hit an inside fastball
  3. The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer™ quickly fixes hitting mistakes

How? The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer makes you swing from your powerful core.

7 Reasons You'll Start Hitting Lasers!

1. Train key parts for a short and explosive "hands-inside-the-baseball" swing
2. Gives you game day confidence to hit an inside fastball
3. Learn to hit the toughest game day pitches
4. Reduced swing movement improves your ability to read and react to game day pitching, timing and batting average
5. Improve your reaction time, approach and prevent strikeouts by practicing to hit the inside pitch up the middle. Building your confidence to let the ball travel on game day
6. Finds and fixes hitting mistakes triggered by your lack of confidence to allow the ball to travel, such as; lunging at the ball, jumping out at the ball, pulling off the ball, dipping and reaching for the ball
7. Reverse bad swing habits created by years of reaching and lunging at a slow-moving belt-high batting practice fastball.
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Baseball Hitting

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Drills for U10, U11 and U12 Players

Category Summary

Top 5 Worst Mistakes For Teaching Kids to Hit

Reversing Bad Swing Habits

Minimizing Margin for Error

Hitting Video Guide. How to Reduce Strike Outs

Over-Complicating Instructions

5 Things You Can Learn From Your Kid’s Follow Through

Hitting Drill Video. Teaching Kid’s Rotational Hitting

Hitting Drill Video. 5 Point Swing System Check

Hitting Drill Video. The Best Way to Take Batting Practice

Hitting Access Program for Beginners

Hitting Drill Video. 10-Point Stance Check: Batting Stance Drill

About Premium Hitting Access for Parents

Worst Mistakes For Teaching Kids to Hit

  1. Teaching kids home run mechanics. Teaching your kids to hit home runs will trigger pulling off the baseball, jumping out, lunging, long swing and decrease game day performance.
  2. Teaching your kids to pull the ball too much. Similar to teaching home run mechanics, coaching kids in practice to pull the baseball triggers pulling off the baseball, flying open, long swing, weak ground balls, pop ups and increased strike outs.

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Drills for U7, U8 and U9 Players

Category Summary

With so many parts to a baseball swing, information overload is very common when first learning how to hit. The following drills keep it simple for young kids.
On this page is an example of a popular beginner level hitting drill to teach young kids to hit, and also more advanced drills to fix common hitting mistakes, improve game day hitting, and increase bat speed.

  1. Drills for learning to hit for the first time
  2. Drills to teach rotation
  3. Drills to keep your kid’s head on the ball
  4. Developing your kid’s hitting approach

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Hitting Drills to Improve Bat Speed

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If You Practice a Long Swing, You’ll Have a Long Game Day Swing

Bad batting practice habits encouraging to pull the ball or to hit home runs result in decreased bat speed. Bad practice habits will transfer to your game-day at-bats and you’ll have trouble hitting quality pitching.
In order to get more bat speed to hit a game-day inside fastball, you’ll need to practice bat speed drills keeping your hands inside the baseball and aim to hit the baseball up the middle.
Bat speed drills should replicate game day hitting situations, helping your eyes transfer the message to your brain you can do a specific task, in this case hitting the inside fastball. This will result in game day confidence to stay back, let the ball travel and hit a tough up and inside fastball.

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Rotational Hitting Drills to Teach Back Foot Mechanics

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8 Ways Back Foot Rotation Impacts Your Baseball Swing
  1. The back foot’s a key indicator for your baseball swing. Back foot rotation’s used to identify hitting mistakes such as pulling off the ball, dipping or a long baseball swing.
    Proper back foot rotation will help you to stay balanced throughout your baseball swing. Opposed to your back foot getting stuck and you falling off-balance as a result.
  2. Spinning on your back toe’s impossible without hip rotation. The hips rotate your back leg creating momentum and taking weight off your back foot, allowing you to spin on your toes as you swing. Spinning on your toe’s will increase your contact range, now your upper body is free to extend to the extremities of the strike zone.

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Hitting Drills for Kids

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Step 1: Learn our simple yet effective visual techniques that will dramatically improve any baseball swing in a hurry! And guess what? You don’t even have to pick up a bat to get better.

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He hit his first home run to the opposite field with the bases loaded…. and this past Saturday during our Championship game he hit a solo home run to center field to tie up the game 4-4 and we won in the 8th! SPBA 12U Bronco American Champions

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Bat Speed Training Aid

6 Reasons Why You Need The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer
  1. You’ll notice an immediate improvement in bat speed and power as you stay connected with your swing. The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer binds your elbow close to your body, helping you to generate your swing from your hips as opposed to swinging with your arms.
  2. Build your confidence in batting practice to improve your game day performance.
  3. The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer isolates the rotational phase of your swing, improving reaction time as you develop the confidence to “stay back and drive” the high, deep and inside fastball.
  4. Fix common hitting mistakes caused by bad practice habits. Stop reaching out, pulling off the ball, lunging, dipping and striking out.
  5. Easily train rotational hitting mechanics as you learn how to stay connected with your swing and rotate your back foot from your hips.
  6. Stay quiet in the batter’s box. Learn how to generate power and bat speed with little swing movement.

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Quick fix cheat sheet

Summary

Hitting Cheat Sheet provides parents and coaches with quick fixes to the most common hitting mistakes. Access quick fixes for striking out, ground ball swing, no power, long swing, jumping at the ball, pulling off and more!

Name: Quick Fix Cheat Sheet

Type: Members-only digital hitting tool

Purpose: Quick fixes for the most common hitting mistakes

What's Inside: Cheat Sheet with quick fix drills and tips

Who's It For: Parents and coaches

Skill Level: Beginner and intermediate

Availability: Included with Premium Hitting Access. View pricing

How to build a confident hitter

Summary

Confidence building tips, drills and strategy combined into a simple to follow Digital Cheat Sheet.

Name: Confidence Building Cheat Sheet

Type: Digital hitting tool

Purpose: Provide easy access to confidence building hitting tools

What's Inside: Animated hitting images, video tutorials, quick fix tips and drills combined into a confidence building cheat sheet

Age Group: Parents and coaches

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Availability: Included with all membership plans

Beginner-Friendly Hitting

Hitting Tips: Making Contact for the First Time

One of the best ways to prevent striking out is to think with your eyes, not with your mind

Without an effective 2 strike hitting approach, you'll struggle to be successful when hitting in high pressure situations

If you want to reduce your game day strike outs, it is vital to develop a good hitting approach, especially when you find yourself in a 2 strike batting count.

Advanced Hitting

Introducing our 2-Swing Technique

New to Baseball Hitting Drills

Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer Over-Hand Front Toss, Heavy Bat Drill

Get More Bat Speed in 20 Swings and by Following Our 9 Simple Steps

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Step 1. Put on your Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer

Step 2 Pick up a heavy baseball bat. Swing from the hips not your arms, The Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer’s designed to restrict your arms to improve swing mechanics. The heavy bat will exaggerate hitting problems caused by swinging with your arms as opposed to your hips. If you’re a player swinging too much with your upper body you won’t be able to hit the ball hard when using the Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer. Until you make the correct swing adjustment you’ll continue to fail with this drill and at hitting general.

Step 3 Take 20 swings of over-hand front toss. Make sure the coach tosses the ball at least belt high. Laser Strap Bat Speed Trainer Drills improve the 2-Handed Swing, high and deep contact zone. Learn more about our 2-Swing Technique to hit for a high batting average and hit more home runs.

Hitting Tips

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The Ultimate Baseball Hitting Practice Guide

On this page you’ll learn about the best baseball hitting drills and tips to prepare you for the realities of game day hitting. You’ll discover what drills cause your bad swing habits and what drills create the best swing habits for game day success.

MEET THE MAN BEHIND IT ALL
  • 20+ years' experience of international baseball (U.S.A, Italy, Australia)
  • Founder of TheHittingProject.com and The Adaptive Hitting Theory
  • Inventor of the Laser Strap™
  • Creator of the SwingAtHome App (now available for iPhone & Android)
Clinton Balgera receiving the award for the M.V.P of the Australian Baseball League.
Clinton Balgera accepting the M.V.P award for the Australian Baseball League
"If you take one thing away from our website - keep hitting simple. Focus on the basics - don't get caught up in over-complicated hitting theories. Focus on a simple hitting approach (for both practice and game day). Learn from our baseball hitting program and good things will happen." Clinton Balgera, Founder, The Hitting Project.
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