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How Your Setup Affects Your Ability to Adjust Up and Down in the Zone (Video)

Unlock your full hitting potential with this in-depth guide on adjusting to pitches up and down in the zone! 🚀 Whether you’re a fan of the classic hip hinge or prefer the upright squat pattern, we break down the mechanics and strategies used by elite hitters like David Ortiz, Alex Bregman, and Justin Turner.

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Understanding Swing Angles, Posture, and Adjustments in the Swing

In baseball, the ball descends at an angle ranging from 8° to a maximum of around 15°, depending on the pitch type. Ideally, a hitter aims to intersect the pitch for as long as possible, leading many elite hitters to swing at an angle of approximately 10° – a measurement known as the attack angle. Maintaining this angle increases the chances of success by influencing the ball’s trajectory and spin upon contact.

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Are Travel Baseball Organizations Setting Athletes Up For Success?

Here’s a thing about Northern Virginia that you probably know intuitively, but I’ll say it directly. To most of the families in this area, academics is the most important thing. As a result, some schools are just out of the question. If Castleton University (where I went to college) tried to recruit someone from this area, the odds of that person going to play at Castleton are next to zero. Unless that player really likes skiing. It’s just not a prestigious enough school.

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Have Patience, Kids Can Do Great Things!

I think about what it was like to be a player. I’m getting a little bit older, but it wasn’t that long ago. And how I like to be coached. I had coaches in my life that allowed me to play in a way that was free, and I felt like they believed in me. In times like this, I usually performed my best, and I had other coaches that wanted to try and control every little thing that I did. I always felt micromanaged as an adult. I’m sure you can relate to how annoying it is to be micromanaged.

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