Hitting

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hitting With Teacherman

Matthew de Marte

In late December of 2017, I had the opportunity to hit with Richard Schenck, hitting coach of Aaron Judge and tons of other successful professional players. In this article, I share some of the incredible insights I received from hitting with Teacherman and what I think makes him successful as a hitting coach.

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.

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.