Hitting Clips

Triple Tee & 14" Ball

Dierdre,  demonstrating hitting the 14 inch ball off the  Nemo Triple Hitting Tee.
A great training aide to promote short  to the ball and staying long thru the hitting zone.

Notice: 
In this drill we are using a Nemo's speed training bat ( an under-loader trading aide ) to help increase bat  speed & reaction time. 

If you want to increase bat speed  you must move the muscle and or bat in the direction of speed. On average you can swing the Nemo's speed training bat six to eight miles faster then you could  a regular Bat.

For every 2 mile increase in bat speed one  can hit a baseball 30 feet further and a softball 20 feet further in distance based upon research studies....

Nemo's Speed Hitting: Bat Barrell Drop & Casting

Maylea Burns ( Union H.S ) demonstrates how to correct the hitting faults of bat barrel drop & casting away from your body....

NOTE:
Tapping of the vertical poles gives the batter the feel of doing the drill incorrectly...

To avoid hitting the poles you must get your hands to your center axis or navel.

Rapid Fire

Rachel, former South Salem High School soft-ball player demonstrates her ability to generate greater bat speed as well as reaction time with the added benefit of being able to hit the W ball for longer distances

Alternative Weighted Balls 

​The blue balls weigh in at 9 ounces and the red balls weigh one pound. A fabulous drill to develop power at the point of contact developing wrist and forearm strength. There is an added benefit by hitting the ball in the open spaces of the yellow ribbon band which will help with vision.

Dry Swing Speed Drill

 Use the he dry swing speed drill to increase bat speed and reaction time.
Starting from the shaft position thru the contact and power V position ending up with the completion of her swing in the follow thru position

Weight Shift Transfer Drill

​This drill demonstrates a great vertical stack position with a back knee press for greater hip explosion to the ball. In this hitting clip she displays a good combination of bat speed and power. She is using the Weight Shift Transfer Mat

Notice: after she hits the ball she has a good weight shift transfer getting on her toe with her heel pointing to the sky

Negative Positive Move Drill

​The key after the negative move which is shifting your weight from you belly button to the inside of the back knee is to replace that with a positive movement back to your center axis.

You initiate your swing with the dropping of the lead heel all of your motion must now be rotational around your center axis or belly button..

Nemos Speed Hitting: Chucker Drill One

Maintaining The Box Position

Emma Foster demonstrates an excellent training aide:  "the Chucker" to help teach the box or contact position.

Note:
At the point of contact the batter stops her forward movement with The Chucker Trainer and the tennis ball will eject out from the training aide.

A simple but very effective teaching aide to maintain the box or contact position when the bat hits the ball.

Heavy Weighted Balls Using Wheeler Dealer

A great Over-load Drill with emphasis upon vision. Emma Foster demonstrates hitting off  the wheeler dealer automatic soft toss machine.  The goal is to hit the weighted balls in the 4 inch opening between the yellow ribbons

Soft Toss With Weighted Balls 15

Sierra demonstrates great hand eye
coordination with emphasis on building power at the point of contact by hitting a heavier weighted ball

Lag Speed Recognition Drill

​The Lag Speed Recognition Drill is  great to teach the proper bat alignment in the shaft or lag position. It also develops bat speed and reaction time.

Note: One set of 8, 12, 16 and 10 repetitions.