Pull vs. Push

The concept of “Push vs. Pull” is central to the different teachings of the swing. Sir Isaac Newton determined that all movement is either a push or a pull. You can envision being at the ball park and seeing spectators pulling wagons with their chairs, coolers, etc. If you have ever pulled a wagon, you…

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Gripping The Baseball Bat

One thing I have learned over the course of working with hitters is not to assume they understand the most basic concepts, such as gripping the bat. I am going to share how we should grip the bat for adequate barrel release. Of course, we know that we do not want the hitter to get…

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Baseball Swing and Timing – The Transition

The transition, bio mechanically speaking, is probably the most important phase of the baseball/softball swing. The transition starts when the first segment of your body changes its direction of rotation, and ends when the last segment of your body reverses its motion. It is the shortest space of time leading up to the load, the…

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The Swing Sequence and Timing

In this blog, I want to talk about the bio-mechanical sequence of the hitters swing. This is the ideal sequence and timing of the motion of each body part during each phase of the swing. I have spent a lot of years researching bio-mechanics. I have been able to spend the last 6-7 months trying…

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From The Cages to the Field

The bulk of the hitters at Athletic Mission train year round, coming in 2-3 times a week. This means that they swing A  LOT in the cages. As players continue to improve their swing, improve their consistency, and improve their ability to hit the ball hard – every ball in the cage becomes a double…

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Squaring Up The Baseball

When I observe hitters coming to me for the first time, the thing that stands out the most is the lack of ability to consistently square up the barrel of the bat with the baseball. Listen, when it comes to hitting, the most important thing is the barrel and the ability to consistently square up…

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Athletic Mission Baseball Academy – Throwing Pattern (Video)

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Athletic Mission Baseball Academy – Advance Catching Class (Video)

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Athletic Mission Baseball Academy – Random Thoughts – Value in Ball Flight, Thinking, & Adjustments – (Video)

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Missing Link – Anatomical Deficiencies

Baseball specific fitness training programs are making an impact on the game and the way players are playing. Baseball has been around since the 1830’s, and only recently has the industry embraced the fact that the players anatomical makeup has something to do with the outcome. Sports physiology has been around for years, and most…

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