1. Hi Coach,
    What is your thought on practicing with different size bats?
    My theory is that a serious involving some “loosen-up” swings with a super light bat, followed immediately by sets with a weighted bat, then a regular bat and finishing with the light bat should be able to maximize final speed. I’m I crazy or on the right path?


    • Mike-

      I’m a huge fan of varying weights (and even varying ball weights to hit as well). I actually had a heavy bat designed specifically for that purpose.

      Heavy bat, regular bat, light bat (fungo) with varying rep schemes.

      Varying weights like that will also force the players to “stay connected” because as the bat gets lighter, they will swing out of control unless they really use their core.

      Great thought! I look forward to more of your comments.