Hitting

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Five Challenges I Face With Young Hitters

Matthew de Marte

I have spent the past three months being a hitting coach for younger athletes for the first time in my life. This article details some of the challenges I face, and the steps I have taken to try and overcome them.

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How I use the Blast Motion Sensor With Hitters I Work With

Matthew de Marte

As a coach I utilize the Blast Motion Sensor differently. A players age dictate what metrics should be focused on, and what we are working to improve.

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How I use the Blast Motion Sensor When Hitting

Matthew de Marte

As a hitter I utilize the Blast Motion sensor nearly everyday. In this article, I talk about how I use the sensor to guide my swing development, and what metrics I look at and evaluate.

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When Coaching Hitting Less Can be More

Matthew de Marte

In this article I talk about why it can be harmful to give your hitters information overload, and why you must restrain yourself from talking too much to a hitter.

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My Approach to Working With Young Hitters

Matthew de Marte

Working with a young hitter should be a vastly different process than working with an advanced one. I describe my thoughts and beliefs with how I work with young hitters, and share some of my methods I have found to be most beneficial.

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The Later the Better

Matthew de Marte 

In this article I explore front foot timing. Looking into the old adage of getting your front foot down early is actually what is happening or if there is something more beneficial for hitters.

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Internal Vs. External Cues

Matthew de Marte

Internal and External cues have always been prevalent in how we teach hitting. The context in which they are used to teach a hitter can be confusing. In this article, I go through in my opinion, how these coaching tools can be used to best enhance a hitter in their development.

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10 Things You Are Not Doing That You Should To Maximize Your Potential

Matthew de Marte

In this article, I offer hitters ten simple things they are probably not doing that can make a huge impact on their careers. Use these tips to optimize your daily approach to becoming a better hitter.

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Taking Swings With Braves Prospect Drew Lugbauer

Matthew de Marte

While interviewing Braves #30 prospect Drew Lugbauer, I had the opportunity to hit with him and watch how a professional hitter goes about an offseason day of BP. In this post, I detail the process Lugbauer goes through and what his goals are when he steps in the cage.

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