There is not a hitter alive who doesn't want to know how to add power to the baseball swing. Unfortunately, there are no simple ways to do it but having a consistent plan along with the maturation of a hitters body will eventually lead to more power and possibly home runs. Of course, power development will only come with solid hitting fundamentals. Having great bat speed without good swing mechanics leads to creating a lot of wind at home plate but little or no contact with the baseball. As players practice the correct way to swing the bat, there are things they can do during their swing and with their physical development that will create the elusive power hitters desire. The good news is that all players can develop more power. It helps to understand a good definition of power, too. I like to describe power as the ability to hit ground balls that can get through the infield and line drives that can get into the outfield gaps for extra base hits. Most people think of power as only home runs but that is not reasonable for most ball players who will never be physically strong enough to hit baseballs over the fence. Of course, all of these hitting tips listed below are helped with the guidance of a knowledgeable hitting coach.
Print Print Jack Perconte has dedicated his post-major league baseball career to helping youth. He has taught baseball and softball for the past 28 years. His playing, coaching and parenting stories create better experiences for athletes and parents. Jack has written over a thousand articles on coaching baseball and youth sports. Jack is the author of "The Making of a Hitter" and "Raising an Athlete." His third book "Creating a Season to Remember" is now available. Jack is a featured writer for Baseball the Magazine. You can also find Jack Perconte on YouTube with over 120 fun and innovative baseball instructional videos.
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.
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