How To Make The Ball Jump Off Your Bat

Today’s video covers a unique approach to baseball hitting mechanics that helps your players make better contact and increase their power. Click play to watch it now!

Have you ever noticed that some hitters just find a way to get the ball to “jump” off their bat, and carry straight and true like a cruise missile?

While others look like they’re making great contact, but the ball drops out of the air like a dead duck?

This video explains why that happens. It’s all about the “Contact Phase” of the swing.

Poor hitters get to the contact point, then roll off the ball, breaking the wrists and ending the swing prematurely. As a result, their bat is only in the hitting zone for a split second. So the only way to make contact is to have PERFECT timing. And if they do happen to make contact, the wrist-roll saps all the power out of the swing, so the ball flies slower and shorter.

The “6 Ball” baseball hitting system trains players to get down to the ball, then up through it. Because pitchers throw the ball with a downward trajectory, the hitter must come up through the second half of the hitting zone on a upward trajectory (to match the path of the ball).

Focus on training your hitters to push through at the point of contact, point the bat, then roll through the finish only at the absolute last moment of the swing. They’ll make better, more consistent contact, and hit for more power as well!

Recommended Baseball Hitting Resource:
The 6 Ball Hitting System

How does this “Swing Wizard” from Texas quickly transform dribbling ground balls into SCORCHING line drives… and weak pop flies into TOWERING moon shots? The answer is a stunningly simple “6-Ball Hitting Method” It’s easy to do, can be learned quickly, and is 100% guaranteed to work for you and your team! Click here to learn more

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Category: Baseball Coaching, Baseball Drills, Baseball Hitting Drills

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  1. Jose Tamez says:

    He has the right concept but in his demonstration the barrel is not on the correct plane, it is level with the ground. Perhaps an error in showing the demonstration but the barrel should not be level to the ground in the contact zone.

  2. Craig says:

    Nicely explained. I like the clear breakdown of the contact phase with good tips on teaching it to players.

  3. Aaron says:

    Yep – this is a good tip. I purcchased the 6ball system a couple months back and it’s really helped my son with his mechanics. Can I share this video on Facebook?

    • kenny says:

      Hi Aaron – awesome, thanks for the feedback. Of course – feel free to use the share button near the top of the page to pass this video on to your friends.

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