Our hitting manual has over 2,500 pages of material describing how to hit a baseball correctly from both a mechanical and an approach point of view. There are lots of details. The good news is you do not need to read all of that material because we literally have it all memorized and catalogued.
You just need to show up, show us what you got and we will guide you to a more powerful and efficient swing in no time at all. Guaranteed.
In order to be successful as a hitter one needs to have both the mechanical issues and the mental approach issues in sync. They go hand and hand. There are about 300 books that have been written on hitting covering both aspects and we have read most of them.
Because hitting a moving baseball is extremely difficult, the slightest error in either will present a hitter with more problems than he can handle. The science of hitting is a science unto its self.
The average MLB hitter in 2021 is about a 235 hitter, meaning he is successful only 23% of the time and not successful the other 77% of the time. The failure rate is high. The margin for error is small. The science is exact and your understanding of that science is one of the components.
What does not work is going to the gym, lifting weights, grabbing a 33 and swinging as hard as you can.
There is an exact science to developing a MLB styled swing.
Helping a player to have a 300 average with power is what we do with our program.
Are you ready?
We have had the pleasure for years watching our guys succeed in the MLB and bang moon shots in the Home Run Derby.
We can say with a tremendous amount of pride that we are only one person removed from the teachings of the greatest hitter ever, Ted Williams. No one was better and no one understood hitting better and his book on hitting stands as part of his legacy. He was the last MLB hitter to bat 400 and he hit a home run on his last at bat in the majors. If he had not spent considerable time in the service of our country he would surely hold every important hitting record.
A personal friend of Ted was Harvey Krupnick Harv was our Hitting Coach for many years and he personally was taught how to hit by Ted Williams. They taught hitting together on the circuit and Coach K was the only instructor Ted would allow on stage with him. Harvey was named as a Master Hitting Instructor by Collegiate Baseball Magazine and Easton Sports. Very few coaches have won this prestigious award.
Coach opened the very first batting school in the United States. He was the first coach to advocate short bat training which is now an industry norm.
He was the first coach to introduce the science of kinesiology to hitting a baseball.
His approach to teaching hitting is legendary.
Harvey was signed by the Detroit Tigers, served in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict, was a MLB envoy hitting instructor and Ambassador to foreign countries. He coached high school baseball and gymnastics for 39 years in Boston. He received his Masters degree at Michigan State in Kinesiology and was voted into 3 Baseball Hall of Fames. His legacy as a coach, hitting instructor, friend and exceptionally warm and endearing human being lives on with us every day at our academy.
As it is, we probably receive more students interested in hitting development than anything else and we enjoy the process of helping them become elite hitters using Coach K’s and Ted Williams methods which we have combined with modern metrics as they are in perfect sync with each other.
If you have a hitter who wants to improve, let me remove all doubt for you and give you a guarantee: if your player does not have incredible improvement after 1 week with us, there is no fee for any of our services. We have that much faith in our technique.
Let’s talk about the swing the way Ted or Harvey would. The slight uppercut approach is the superior bat path as it gives you the greatest chance of contact as it lengthens the hitting zone and it will give you the best launch angle for hitting balls over the heads of the infielders or over the wall if you have the power. A flatter swing or a downward swing is inferior as the incoming pitch is being acted upon by gravity at all times. The swing path ascent angle should replicate the incoming pitch descent angle.
Today, launch angle is understood and talked about more than ever but Ted Williams and Coach K were advocating this approach 60 years ago when most coaches have been teaching students to swing down for years. Only recently have most of them changed their tune.
One of the big questions is this:
The answer is that not every player should be striving for the same launch angle.
Part of our mission is to:
Your most efficient launch angle is determined by your exit velocity, raw power and size of field you are playing on not by what some MLB player is doing or whatever recommendation or Kool Aid they are selling on ESPN or the Sports Science show.
A 30 degree launch angle might be good for you if your exit velocity is 95 miles per hour on a college sized field, but if your exit velocity is 80 mph and you are playing on a MLB sized field, you would be much better served with a 12 or 14 degree launch angle. Depending on your power and ball exit velocity, your launch angle can either be a home run or a fly ball to the warning track. Launch angle is only one component that needs to be looked at as we dial in a hitter.
With new metric tools available to us we can determine pretty quickly where you are at and what you should be shooting for. Our advice is do not get caught up in the hype of doing what some one else is doing.
The bottom line is this: Do you want to develop a MLB style swing that is smooth, powerful, correct, repeatable, and scalable as you become older, bigger and stronger?
If so, you have come to the right place.
Let’s get started.