Laser Power Swing Trainer

How To Stop Striking Out

HOW DO YOU CUT DOWN ON STRIKEOUTS FOR BASEBALL, OR SOFTBALL?

PAGE SUMMARY

  • Practice your two-strike hitting approach.
  • Keep the head still during your baseball swing.
  • Reduce swing movement.
  • Grow confidence by practicing to hit the ball in all locations, for example, low-and-outside, and high-and-inside.

Simple Tip And Drill

To reduce strikeouts, keep your eye on the ball all through your swing, even after you make contact.

Video Overview

Here’s a simple hitting drill and tip to stop striking out; helping you to keep your eye on the ball when you swing, improving contact accuracy. Place a baseball hat 2 ft in front of home plate, making sure you can see the hat; after you finish your swing.

8 USEFUL TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR TWO-STRIKE HITTING APPROACH

 

If you want to reduce your game day strikeouts, it is vital to have a plan that is put into action once you get to two strikes. If you don’t have a plan, you will panic and become nervous in the box, resulting in an increased chance of a strikeout. A “2-strike plan” can include:

  1. Focus on breathing, and relaxation techniques to remain calm under fire. Lacking confidence at the plate is a major contributing factor for striking out in baseball. If you are in a negative thought pattern, you will be more likely to fail. Examples of negative thoughts can include; “I hope I don’t strike out.” or “I think I’m going to strike out.” Achieving an active, confident and aggressive frame of mind is vital. Therefore you need a confidence strategy. Talk yourself into feeling good. Replace your negative with positive; “I’m going to wallop this pitch.” or “I can handle anything this pitcher throws my way.”
  2. See the ball out of the pitcher’s hand, tracking ball movement/rotation. Close your mind and open your eyes, and do not guess hit or anticipate the pitch. Concentrate on hitting the baseball to the opposite field,  allowing the ball to get deeper in the hitting zone, improving your pitch recognition, and strike-zone swing discipline. Improve your plate discipline with tracking and release point drills.
  3. Slightly expand your strike-zone, reducing the risk of the umpire calling the 3rd strike.
  4. Shorten your swing path; especially if you’re facing dominant fastball pitchers. Spread out in your batting stance, reduce movement with your load and stride, shorten up on the handle of the bat; do whatever it takes to get to the ball on time!
  5. Minimize your batting stride staying “stay calm, and quiet” in the batter’s box; jumping, and lunging at the ball disrupts your vision.
  6. Train to hit pitches in all locations. Opposition teams will try to exploit any weakness in your swing. If you have trouble hitting the outside pitch, the opposing team will target this area, especially if you are batting with a two-strike count. The same applies if you can’t hit the inside pitch, high pitch or low pitch. Teams will continue to target your weakness until you make an adjustment.
  7. Over-swinging is another catalyst for pulling off the ball, lunging and a casting swing, remain calm; nervousness triggers over-swinging. Don’t try to pull the ball for a home run, aim to hit the ball up the middle or to the opposite field, otherwise, you’ve got no chance to hit late-breaking pitches, on the outer edge of home plate.
  8. Ensure to prepare your swing for the harsh realities of the game. If you practice a long swing, you will have a long swing. Poor swing habits derive from hitting a slow-moving belt-high pitch. Alternatively, practicing hands inside the ball increases bat speed and power for a game.
Laser Power Swing Trainer

Laser Power ST

Multi-Swing Method

Combining automatic, and thinking mechanics; for a complete hitter.

Presented by Clinton Balgera – Inventor of Exoprecise the driving force behind the Laser Power ST – Founder of the Multi-Swing Method

Hitting Mechanics And Logic.

One using thinking (high-elbow/stride) mechanics, swinging and missing, failing to make the proper swing adjustments; only has one’s self to blame. Thinking mechanics is an elongated version of proper automatic (compact) mechanics, therefore, it’s critical to coach players to hit with minimal movement, following, you increase movement.

Understand the correlation between mechanics and pitch selection. Many hitting coaches are sheep, following the flock; without understanding the crux of a method. For example, coaching players the popular “launch angle” swing, failing to inform the player it’s for hitting a slower pitch, up in the strike zone; the critical point! Meanwhile, parents and players are scratching your head; wondering why you can’t hit a dominant fastball.

 

Use your elbow and stride height as your speed dial, it’s logical; the more distance to travel increases the time to reach your contact zone. Therefore, lower your back elbow, minimize your stride, and get the barrel to the baseball, simple.

Video Summary

Practice both, compact, and elongated swing mechanics; learning how to make swing adjustments for a complete spectrum of pitches.

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Clinton Balgera
clint@hitlasers.com

The inventor of the cutting-edge Exoprecise, driving force; for our baseball/softball hitting trainers. Founder of the revolutionary Multi-Swing Method. 20-year, professional baseball career; USA, Italy, and Australia. Highlights include the Junior College World Series MVP, accepting a full scholarship to the University of Indianapolis, and the Australian Baseball League MVP (Helms Award). Learn More



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