What is Exit Velocity and How Do You Measure It?

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If you’re involved in the game of  baseball as a player, coach, parent or fan, then there is no doubt that you have heard the term “Exit Velocity” in recent years. But what is exit velocity? There is often confusion as to the exact meaning of the term. In this article we will clear that up for you, as well as show you how to measure exit velocity, why you would want to measure it, and what is the average exit velocity by age. What is Exit Velocity? Exit velocity in baseball is the speed the ball is traveling after …

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How to Increase Exit Velocity When Hitting: 5 Quick Tips

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How to Increase Exit Velocity When Hitting Similar to the way throwing velocity has been used as a benchmark for evaluating pitchers for decades, coaches and scouts are now using exit velocity as a metric for assessing hitters’ ability and chance for success at the next level. In fact, most division-1 college coaches will not even consider looking at a position player unless his exit velocity is 90 MPH or higher. Whether or not you think this is the best way to evaluate a player, you have to admit one thing, exit velocity is now an important metric for hitters …

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Learn How to Hit Better in Baseball Games with These 5 Unique Tips

How to hit better in baseball games

  They’re called the “Five O’Clock Hitter.” That’s the type of player who routinely tears it up in batting practice, only to struggle at the plate when it is game time. As a longtime hitting instructor I’ve heard this so many times…”well his swing looks great and he kills it in the cage, but he’s still struggling in the games.” So how is it possible for someone who has such a good looking swing and dominates in practice to struggle in a game setting? Usually it has to do with a lack of preparation.  Get prepared, and learn how to …

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The SIMPLE PHRASE that can teach ANYONE how to hit the baseball FARTHER

    I’ve been a hitting instructor to kids of all ages for over a decade now. The way I have taught hitting has evolved a lot since I first started, and I’m confident that my teaching methods will continue to evolve as long as I’m instructing. Through constant research, experience, trial and error, I’m constantly searching for and implementing more effective ways of teaching hitters. When I first started teaching and wanted a hitter to learn how to hit the ball harder, I was using the same phrases I’d been taught from my coaches growing up. I’m sure you …

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How Do You Hit a Curveball? Use These 3 Important Cues…

How do you hit a curveball?

  A defining moment for many youth baseball hitters occurs somewhere between the ages of 12 and 15. This is typically the age range when most pitchers begin throwing curveballs and other breaking balls. That first taste of changing speeds and movement on pitches can be a real eye opener for young hitters. Flaws in their mechanics and mental approach will become magnified. If they don’t learn to make adjustments quickly, they are bound to have many frustrating at bats in their future. That frustration, sadly, can mount to a point that would make anyone want to quit the game …

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How to Time the Baseball: The 3 Critical Factors

  Timing. It’s an elusive topic in baseball. No matter the level I was playing at, discussions about timing were few and far between. If it was brought up, it was generally just to point out the problem of bad timing, not how to fix it. Why is this the case? Is knowing how to time the baseball simply a natural ability that can’t be learned? Absolutely not! Just like anything else, it can be trained and developed.   Understand and fix your timing issues with the 3 Critical Timing Factors below: Factor #1: WHERE ARE YOU VISUALIZING CONTACT WITH …

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