The Hitters Power Drive teaches proper weight distribution and transfer of weight from the hitters load position with backside hip and leg drive referred to as positive move position. The training aid teaches by multisensory “CLICK” feedback with a combination of auditory sound and kinetic feel. The timing of hearing this “CLICK” trains hitters to initiate power with their back hip, leg and foot with their transfer which creates a power drive moving forward vs. spinning out, leaking, drifting or floating out front and not hearing the click at all or to late after ball contact. The metallic “CLICK” sound of the standing plate striking the ground plate allows this immediate real time feedback.
The Hitters Power Drive device is very portable. The built in handle makes it easy to carry and transport. The device can be used on a floor, flat ground, any outdoor surface or indoor practice surface. Hitters can practice from the hitting training aid on their own with or without hitting baseballs from their hitting power initiation position. Without having to hit baseballs to practice and receive feedback it allows use in their yard, inside their home, basement and garage. With the unit being very portable measuring 14’inches in circumference” and weighing approximately 19 pounds they can transport from their home to the yard, gym, training rooms / facilities or field.
Hitting Mechanics Breakdown at 250 fps Hitters Power Swing
“If a hitter starts swing properly with their hips, it will set them up for more success throughout the entire swing”. It is important for a hitter to get into proper positions throughout their swing. Let’s review these essential movements:
Ø Starting from proper athletic stance with knees slightly bent and angled slightly inside the feet
Ø Load to stride, the back knee should be driving down in direction of the baseball as front heel plants into the ground
Ø Creating maximum upper and lower body separation at foot plant in order to maximize hip torque.
Ø Back hip should start swing towards baseball while transferring weight through the front foot
Ø At impact position back elbow should be in line with hips with front arm close to chest, while back knee is still down and front leg fully extended
Ø These linear to rotational forces create a strong extension to finish
The ABCA ‘Best of Show “HITTERS POWER SWING” is now available to all customers. Due to initial production and popularity, HPS orders were limited to high school, college and professional coaches only. As of Thursday, 12/14/17 the HPS can be ordered on the HITTERS POWER DRIVE web site. Units will be shipped within one business day of order. There is a holiday introductory $20 price saving through January 7, 2018. Use code HPSNOW at checkout.
Baseball Hitting Mechanics Training and Drills
Former MLB Player and Hitting Coach for Rockies, Mariners and Yankees
Baseball, specifically hitting, is being dramatically altered by today’s data driven, analytical beliefs. How do we achieve desirable results and not drastically change the proven swing path that dates back to Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Roberto Clemente? What if I showed you similarities in the swings of Albert Pujols and Ichiro? (You would be amazed).
I believe that the best hitters of this great game, (past, present, and future), should strive to create a swing path that results in consistent, hard line drives. Ground balls and fly balls will occur, however, we don’t want to build a swing arc that turns those hard ground balls into topped “rollovers”, or fly balls into “lazy pop-ups”.
While I don’t feel hitting coaches should try to “clone or cookie-cut” their hitters. I do believe we should strive to build on the strengths of every hitter. However, every good hitter, (past, present, and future), performs a series of sequential moves (working from the ground-up), that enables the barrel to enter the back of the strike zone, accelerating through contact.
Every hitter is entitled to their own style or preference when it comes to stance, set-up, and load. However, when the stride foots lands, all hitters are very much alike in their movements to and through contact. My emphasis will focus on the “non-negotiable” of consistent, hard contact—bat path. Learning to control the bat barrel is an enormous step forward in becoming the best hitter they can be.
Professional instructors at Winning Pitchers Academy and Research Center have been marking up our training lanes and mound turf for 12 years with large pieces of side walk chalk. Using this visual training process of instruction is essential to increase students skills and performance. Now Winning Pitchers Academy and Power Drive Performance brings you the best designed training mats ever made for professional training at home, high school, college or pro levels.
HITTERS POWER DRIVE CHALK MAT. FEATURES of POWER DRIVE CHALK MATS: Black turf for visually presentation of training with chalk lines, marks, circles, X’s and written goals. Includes 2 large pieces of sidewalk chalk. Thick 4″ bright red line sewn into turf on all mats for important pitchers & hitters stride line. Step down rubber that simulates game mound drive foot position to increase pitchers power drive. Teaches proper toe down for softball and drive angle for baseball. All mats available in FOAM BACKING with skid pad for hard surfaces such as wood, cement or tile or FLEECE BACKING for indoor carpet or turf surfaces. Hitters Power Drive mat has water jet cut insert hole to level HPD with front foot to face live pitching speeds. Turf plug included to use mat without Hitters Power Drive .
Heavy duty 100% USA construction. Extremely thick and dense turf mat. Spike proof 36 oz. turf weight per square yard. Weight is 109 oz. per square yard with height of turf height at 3/4 inch. Built to last for all ages, youth through professional.
Best warranty of any Training Hitting Mat – 2 years.
Power Drive Performance Sled – workout sled
The Power Drive Performance Sled trains Baseball players to initiate their power from the ground up for Pitching, Hitting, Position Throwing and Fielding. It is a baseball and softball training aid for developing skills and also is a conditioning aid for adding functional strength. The PPD Sled can be used while performing baseball and softball skill movements while practicing pitching, hitting, position throwing and fielding making player more athletic. It is ergonomically designed for baseball and softball training. Sled training package includes 3 separate products, a Power Sled, TurfCordz Waist Belt and Turfcordz 10′ Tether Pull Strap with 2 Caribinas. All three products in sled training package are made 100% in the USA. Owners have access to web based training site with workout drills for pitching, hitting and fielding.