Did you know Hall of Fame Coach Joe Brockoff's Super 8 Hitting System has helped 45 of his players reach the pros. Not to mention the hundreds of high school players he’s elevated to the college level. Impressive, right.
And starting today, Coach Joe is sharing his 40+ years of coaching and playing experience with Wepalyers in a weekly hitting tips post. Featuring video clips and handy pointers, we hope Coach Joe's expertise will help make a difference in your game this season.
A. Club head accuracy—to gain maximum contact with the baseball. This means hitting the ball with the percussion area of the bat squarely on the nose of the baseball, such as a sword would cut into an apple producing two equal parts.
B. Club head timing— to gain super contact by meeting the ball at the proper time in the contact zone. This involves good body control with rhythm and proper estimation of when the various types of pitches will arrive in the contact zone.
C. Club head velocity— Many times hitters are told to just ‘meet the ball.’ This mindset will make him or her slow down his stroke in an effort to hit the ball in the contact area. Club head velocity will vary for different types of pitches but should always drive the ball.