QAB Blog

  • Are Great Hitters Born Or Made?

      Are great hitters born or made?I believe it's both.Great hitters are born because talent is REAL. Not everyone is going to play in the big lea...
  • How Much Baseball is Too Much? Should They Take a Break?

      I've been thinking a lot about this quote above, and I think I agree with it 100%.The question is, "what could young players be doing during t...
  • How To Make & Keep Baseball Fun.

    I’ll NEVER stop teaching "Compete w/ Confidence & Opening Day Mindset...12u Parents......when you say your player has no mental game, they a...
  • Where Does Power Come From In A Baseball Swing?

    Occasionally I get the question "Where Does Power Come From In A Baseball Swing?".  When I talk about hitting for more power, I start with "Attac...
  • How do you build confidence in baseball?

    How do you build confidence in baseball? That's the most common question that I see in my inbox. I believe it's because we know that we're good w...
  • How To Be A Clutch Hitter

    Want to learn how to be a clutch hitter? Read this. You know that level of confidence you have when you're 4-4 w/  3 doubles & a line-drive ...
  • How Do You Hit A Fast Pitcher: 3 QAB Batting Tips

    First off - if you say "I'm in a slump", you're ignoring the biggest mental side of hitting principle, big time.Slumps are yesterday.Today is ab...
  • My #1 Youth Baseball Coaching & Parenting Tip

      I've received this email topic a chillian times. "How do I motivate my kid without putting too much pressure on them?" My response is simple. B...
  • Why The Mental Side of Hitting is So Important

    I played in 1,591 minor league games and retired with 1,592 hits.Here's the thing. I bailed, lunged and had a bad eye but I could hit because I:...
  • Batting Slumps & Poor Youth Baseball Attitudes

    I've said it a million times.

    If you're throwing your helmet and kicking dirt with your head held down, I'm NOT saying you're soft...

    ...but it sure does LOOK soft.

    When I was coaching and scouting, I didn't care if you got mad after a bad at-bat.

    The question is how long do you stay mad for.
  • The importance of good hitting mechanics. It's not what you think.

      As a coach, I'd rather have 9 guys with mediocre swings but were great competitors than 9 guys with spectacular swings but no mental game.Like...
  • QAB Baseball - Quality At-Bats & Mental Hitting Confidence

      QABs (Quality At-Bats) in baseball starts with changing what you think success is from getting hits to hitting the ball with an attainable goa...