How To Stay Inside The Baseball with these 2 Simple Hitting Drills [How to Tuesday Ep.7]


What’s up guys? Coach Madden, official trainer, YouGoProBaseball.com
and today we’re going to talk about how to keep your hands inside the ball and never
roll over again! Now, what I see from a lot of hitters is,
when they are hitting, their first movement they get away from their body with their hands. They get out and around this ball and they
have a long swing. So if you have a long swing and you’re getting
out and around balls, or you’re rolling over, or you have a slow swing, you’re going to
want to do these 2 drills because these 2 hitting drills are going to help you stay
inside that ball and just have a short swing. Now, what I mean by stay inside the ball doesn’t
necessarily mean to get inside the ball and kind of push it but instead it just means
to stay tight, stay connected, and stay in with the hands close to the body. So these 2 hitting drills again are going
to be really beneficial to anyone who gets long, or gets out and around, or rolls over
a lot of balls. The first hitting drill is what I call Shoulder
Swings and all we’re going to do in Shoulder Swings is set the ball on the tee. You can also do this with some front toss
but it’s really good to start, progress from the beginning, off a tee, and in Shoulder
Swings all you’re going to do is let that bat kind of fall down where it would as you
start your swing right by your shoulder and you want to keep your elbow connected to your
side. This is how we’re going to stay connected,
we’re going to stay in, we’re going to stay tight, we’re going to stay inside the ball,
and we’re just going to rock back and forth just like this as we’re getting ready, and
then we’re going to release the bat head, and throw our hands through that ball. So it’s going to look a little something like
this. The second hitting drill is going to be the
Towel Hitting Drill. What we’re going to do with the Towel Drill
for hitting, everyone knows the Towel Drill for pitching, but this is the Towel Drill
for hitting, we’re going to put it right here inside this elbow so we stay connected. Now when we load we’re not going to load up
like we normally would in a swing, we’re going to stay a nice short load, and then swing. But, this is going to tell us if we swing
good or swing bad because if we swing bad and we get disconnected or away from our body
or out and around or roll over, that towel is going to fall back here. But if we do it correctly, the towel is not
going to pop out until out in front because at our contact point we actually still want
to be connected. The towel on, if we do it correctly, is going
to pop out out in front, like this. I hope you guys are liking these How To Tuesday
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let me know if you’ve ever done these 2 drills, which one of the 2 do you like the best, and
if you haven’t done them yet, are you going to try them? Let me know, leave a comment below in the
comment section. I’ll talk to you guys down there and I’ll
see you in the next video!

37 thoughts on “How To Stay Inside The Baseball with these 2 Simple Hitting Drills [How to Tuesday Ep.7]

  • May 16, 2017 at 10:31 pm
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    Love your videos!!!

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  • May 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
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    Second like

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  • May 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
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    Thanks for the drills! I'll use them because the problem is happening I think because I had a week off because of strep

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  • May 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
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    Like if he should do catcher drills

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  • May 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm
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    Can you make a video teaching people how to use there momentum to throw the ball because a lot of people do not do it and the few that see usually do it wrong

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  • May 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    Hey coach when you swing the bat is it the bottom hand that helps get the bat in the correct plain

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  • May 17, 2017 at 1:16 am
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    Yo coach I came from snap 🙂

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  • May 17, 2017 at 1:16 am
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    Great video. Just walk in the house from working out with my 11 years old son. That technique would have really came in handy. I will surely add that one to my bag.

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  • May 17, 2017 at 1:22 am
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    I've been trying to figure out my swing and I've been tought to extend my arms more but what's happened to me is I hit a lot of weak ground balls to 2nd base. I need to find a good swing that works for me.

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  • May 17, 2017 at 1:46 am
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    45 year old 15u Coach here, mixin your drills with mine, keepin practice fresh and quick. Atta Boy Coach !!! keep them coming

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  • May 17, 2017 at 2:33 am
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    Yo Coach! I came from Snapchat

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  • May 17, 2017 at 2:55 am
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    yo coach im from snapchat

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  • May 17, 2017 at 3:06 am
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    Yo coach! I came from Snapchat!

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  • May 17, 2017 at 12:08 pm
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    Yo coach I came from snap 🙂

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  • May 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm
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    Thanks I sure will

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  • May 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm
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    How can someone dislike John's videos??? Great content on his channel. Thanks bro 🙌🙌⚾️💯

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  • May 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm
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    yo Coach, I came from Snapchat

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  • May 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm
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    Yo coach! I came from Snapchat. One other way I like to put it for my guys is to "throw the knob of the bat at the ball" to help then keep their hands inside the ball. Great tips though!

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  • May 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm
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    Coach I'm working on hitting with my dad and I really want to hit bombs. I go get baseball lessons and they tell me to use your hips and swing down to the strike zone and up like a V. But I can't hit any home run type of shots. Is there any easy tip that make me hit bombs. Please,Please,Please make a video on this I have a baseball game tomorrow. And I want to hit a bomb.

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  • May 18, 2017 at 2:07 am
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    What's your email

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  • May 18, 2017 at 11:32 pm
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    AWSOME COACH THANKS!

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  • May 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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    I think you are a fantastic teacher. My son and I are learning a lot and your delivery is perfect.Thankyou!!

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  • May 26, 2017 at 5:05 pm
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    Weren't you a bullpen pitcher? Why are you teaching hitting mechanics?

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  • May 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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    Yougopro what starts your swing hands first or hips

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  • July 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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    Thanks for this video. Was literally trying to explain to my 11 yr old son this morning about keeping hands inside. Both these drills are perfect

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  • July 19, 2017 at 3:16 am
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    hey ty madden i need to fix my swing to be shorter I just didnt know this before

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  • August 18, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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    Once again another great video with drill that I can apply immediately. I've used many of your drills with my kids and go back to previously watched videos as a resource. Thank you!

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  • August 23, 2017 at 6:32 pm
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    Coach. I think this is the video I've been looking for. My son is 6'0"@13yrsold and swing the bat quite fierce, but I'd like to get some pointers from you to help his swing. Can I send you a small video (8sec) of him to see what you can help with.? Thanks

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  • March 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm
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    52 year old slow pitch softball player and your stuff is helping me! Thanks.

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  • June 6, 2018 at 4:17 am
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    The best hitters in the world roll over so I don't think any drill is going to prevent you from ever rolling over again.

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  • June 18, 2018 at 2:50 am
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    Good stuff. I have my younger players use their glove instead of a towel, same cues and everything except they should always have their glove.

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  • July 18, 2018 at 5:25 am
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    This is a great video!

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  • July 28, 2018 at 10:21 pm
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    Will this work for slow pitch SB? Just raise the tee? Thanks

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  • October 27, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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    great drills! i will star using them asap! thx for sharing

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  • February 8, 2019 at 5:06 pm
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    hey man this is genius. cant wait to try this on my eight year old

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  • June 11, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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    Great to the point drill and video. Stupid me I 'liked' it at some point so I must have seen it already, now half the season's over before I even get to apply it for the kids. Just goes to show kids, don't be watching YouTube while half asleep. Big thanks Mr. M., ruling the roost on baseball vids!

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