The Hitting Mind Part 6The brain is impacted by the Whyand so are the results. At a recent clinic I simply
explained to the players, parents,
and coaches one simple concept. If you want to hit harder, most
of you will.
If you want to hit with better ball
flight (Launch Angle) most of you
In one sense, it's not that easy.
In another sense, it is that easy.
What you practice you become. The brain tells the body what to
do. It's not the other way around. This is called INTENT. Without clarity of intent, and a commitment to the intent, you will fail more often.
We have found players get excited
about hitting the ball harder when it
is objectively measured. The same should be true for ball flight
by measuring launch angle. The reality isthat ball flight/launch angle is not as exciting.
The problem is MOST don't understand
the true importance of ball exit velocity
combined with good launch angle. Power of WhyFrom my experience when a player
understands the WHY, he makes a
decision to be more engaged into
Take A Look At The Results - Bryce Harper Example
Notice the Batting AverageNotice the Launch Angle Notice the EV (Exit Velocity)Notice how the Exit and Launch Angle impact the chancesof getting a hit.
When you study the results based
on launch angle and exit velocity you
clearly understand why ball flight is huge
especially when the ball is hit hard.
Technology has helped create some incredible
measuring devices for ball flight but the reality is
it's not practical for the average player. My work in recent months has been bringing to lighton how to better measure ball flight in a more practical
way in which players truly understand the result.
Of course it's easy to get excited about Ball
exit velocity, MPH, and hitting high speeds.
At Fastball USA we believe it's just as important
for our students to get excited to be measuring, tracking, and categorizing ball flight. Simple and practical is crucial when building habits.
Why will our hitters hit less ground balls this year?
Because they a clear and concise plan on where they
want to hit the ball. They understand the benefits
of a hard hit ball. They understand the benefits of
a hard hit ball with good flight.
They understand the why. This is crucial.
They will hit more balls hard/with good flight
because they want to.
The brain has a tendency to tell the body what it wants to do. Your technique will strongly resemble your goal.
The bigger the why, the more likely the bodywill follow the goal.
If players understand the WHY behind what they are doing it goes a long way. Don't underestimate the WHY. Coach RyanFastball USA www.fastballusa.comwww.mikeryanbaseball.comwww.explosivehitting.com
PS 4 Opportunities To Better Understand WHYExplosive Hitting Boot Camp (Dec 16th-18th)
Explosive Hitting Boot Camp (Dec 27-28th)
Texas Baseball Ranch Pitching Camp (January 27-29)
Explosive Hitting Boot Camp (Feb 18,19)
For those local...
New - In addition to our high school and college player trainingwe have introduced our new Major Program this year.
This program is ideal for players 10-12 years of age. It's step 1 to improving power while working on efficiency. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org To set up an evaluation.