Learn baseball hitting drills, tricks, and tips from the experienced authors at and take your swing to the next level! Most of our authors are baseball coaches at various levels from Little League to MLB.

  • Brent Mayne

    Brent Mayne was catcher in the Major Leagues for 16 years and is the author of the Catching tutorial book: The Art of Catching. To learn more about Brent please visit his webpage
  • Dana Cavalea

    Dana Cavalea is the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the New York Yankees. He is a national speaker on Baseball Performance Training, as well as the owner of Major League Strength,, a sports performance training company designed to educate coaches, ballplayers, and parents on the advancements in the field of Strength and Conditioning for baseball. Join our newsletter and post your questions at
  • David Soto

    David played college baseball for LSU Shreveport and has been a select baseball coach since 2007. david has had 3 players drafted and over 50 sign to play college baseball.
  • Geoff Miller

    Geoff Miller is the founder of The Winning Mind. Winning Mind is a high-performance consulting group dedicated to helping people dramatically improve their ability to perform under pressure and achieve meaningful goals. Please visit their website at
  • Sean Plouffe

    Sean T. Plouffe is a professional hitting consultant and owner of His training methods are centered around the movements of the best hitters to ever play the game. Sean is also the creator of "Baseball Swing Hacking" a video guide that explains the mechanical advantages that allowed the best hitters of all time to become world class at what they do.
  • Jim Romeo

    Jim Romeo is the founder and director of the Spartans Sports Camp and Spartans Sports Academy. The camp will celebrate their 20-year anniversary in 2012. At the age of 25, he was the youngest head baseball coach of any 4-year college in the country. As the former head baseball coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY, his teams averaged over 20 wins a year. In only 3 full seasons as the Head Coach, he recruited 12 All Conference Players, 3 All Region Players and 3 All Americans and was the youngest coach to win the Louisville Slugger Coach of the Year Award. Major League Baseball has drafted four of his players. He has been featured in Men’s Health Magazine for his piece on ‘how to hit a curveball’ and appeared on the ABC Television Show 20/20 for helping actor Charlie Sheen with his baseball swing. You can contact Jim through his website About the author: Jim Romeo was the former Head Baseball Coach at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY. At 25 he was the youngest Head Baseball Coach of any 4-year varsity college program in the country. He was also the youngest coach to win the CACC Coach of the Year Award as well as Louisville Slugger Coach of the Year award. He recruited and coached 12 All Conference Players, 3 All Region and 3 All American Players in his 3 years at St. Thomas Aquinas College. He also had 4 players sign professional contracts during that time. Before resigning to run the Spartans Baseball Camp on a full time basis, he led the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans to their best year going 25-11 and winning the CACC Championship and finishing 3 games shy of the NAIA College World Series. He is the Director of the Spartans Baseball & Softball Camp which is held in Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County, NY. The Spartans Baseball & Softball camp just celebrated their 11 Year Anniversary this past July. They offer year round camps and clinics as well as private instruction in all aspects of baseball & softball. You can visit their website to learn more at or call (201)568-7802.
  • Joe Brockhoff

    For over 25 years thousands of happy clients have learned the correct way to BeABetterHitter using Joe's unique and effective baseball hitting tips. Joe compiled a 641-358-2 career record at Tulane University and was inducted into the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame. Joe is also the inventor of The Speed Bat, which when combined with the Speed Balls creates the XLR8 Speed Bat Hitting System!
  • John Murphy

    Selected by the New York Yankees in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Sacred Heart University. His accolades include all conference, all region, and all American awards. He Was the highest Draft pick in the history of the program. John Led the Pioneers to four Northeast Conference championship games, winning titles in 2011 and 2012. Lastly, he was All-Star selection while playing with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League.
  • Larry Cicchiello Larry is the president of Larwenty Online Enterprises Inc. and also the author of "Excellent Baseball Coaching: 30 Seconds Away." If you are a baseball player or are involved in baseball coaching at any level of play or a parent who wants to help your child improve, you will be fully equipped! His baseball website offers several FREE baseball tips from his very informative and very fairly priced eBooks Larry's baseball website is
  • Matt Helke

    Active coach since 1992, Peak Performance Mental Skills / Mental Game Specialist, Instructor - The Academy (Baseball/ Softball), Founder of The Baseball Observer Magazine Founder of 360 Peak Performance -Accredited Interscholastic Baseball Coach -Certified Sports Psychology Coach (Ed.) -Certified Sports Hypnosis/ Sports Guided Imagery -Certified Core Conditioning Specialist -Certified Biomechanics Specialist/ Human Body Movement Long Standing Member: -ABCA, NFHS, OHSBCA Professional Affiliate: -APA Div 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology)
  • Michael Yessis

    Dr. Michael Yessis received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.S. and M.S. from City University of New York. He is president of Sports Training, Inc., a diverse sports and fitness company. Dr. Yessis is also Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, where he was a multi-sports specialist in biomechanics (technique analysis) and sports conditioning and training. Dr. Yessis has served as training and technique consultant to several Olympic and professional sports teams. He has also trained hundreds of athletes in different sports and developed unique specialized strength exercises that duplicate what takes place in execution of the game skills. By doing these exercises athletes improve skill technique and the physical qualities (strength) specific to the technique. By doing these exercises athletes improve their performance on the field very quickly. During his fifty plus years of working with athletes, and as president of Sports Training Inc, Dr. Yessis developed what has come to be known as the “Yessis System” . His three-step method has been successfully used to improve athletes in football, soccer, baseball, basketball, track and other sports. Most notable is the improvement in skill technique (form) and the strength specific to the skill execution. Dr. Yessis is considered this country’s foremost expert on sports technique. Dr. Yessis has written 18 books in the sports and fitness field including Biomechanics and Kinesiology of Exercise, Build A Better Athlete, Sports: Is It All B.S.?, The Revolutionary 1x20RM Strength Training Program and his latest, Explosive Hitting. He has also written more than 2,500 articles on fitness and sports training that have appeared in magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Shape, Scholastic Coach, Fitness Management, National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal and Track and Field Coaches Review, Peak Performance, Running Times and he is also a contributor to Football Gridiron. In addition, he completed four renowned DVDs; Exercise Mastery, Specialized Strength and Explosive Exercises for the Quarterback, Specialized Strength and Explosive Exercises for Baseball and Specialized Strength and Explosive Exercises for Softball, as well as the CD books Explosive Tennis: The Forehand, and Explosive Tennis: The Backhand. Dr. Yessis presently serves on the advisory board and is a clinical advisor for the American Running Association.
  • Mike Gough

    Mike Gough BSC, CSCS, CFC – CFC is the director of Optimum Performance Specialists. Mike currently consults with amateur and professional athletes on sports performance conditioning programs. He recently worked with the NBA's Toronto Raptors and MLB's Cleveland Indians.
  • BeABetterHitter

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  • Rick Down

    Richard John Down was named the New York Mets hitting coach on November 26, 2004. In 2004, he was the minor league batting instructor with the New York Yankees. Served two separate tours of duty as the Yankees batting coach from 1993-1995 and from 2002-2003. After leaving the Yankees in 1994, he was the hitting coach with the Baltimore Orioles (1995-1998), the Los Angeles Dodgers (1999-2000) and the Boston Red Sox (2001). Helped guide the 2000 Dodgers to a franchise record 211 home runs.
  • Rick Harig

    Rick Harig is the founder and owner of Cognitive Advantage Program (CAP). The CAP is a step by step program currently on video that teaches the viewer the "how to" of the mental game. You can check out Rick's website at
  • Rob Ellis

    Rob Ellis had a 12-year pro career, including parts of four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. He has coached professionally with the Cubs, Giants, and Orioles as well as a hitting coach with the Minnesota Twins organization. He is author of five hitting videos including “The Lost Secrets of Hitting” and co-author with Mike Schmidt on “The Mike Schmidt Hitting Study”
  • Steve Springer

    Steve Springer was the 500th player selected in the 1982 amateur draft, when he was chosen by the New York Mets in the 20th round. A full decade later, at the age of 31, he finally made his debut at Shea Stadium, striking out against Mitch Williams in the 9th inning of a 4-3 Mets loss. Springer finished the Major League portion of his career with a .235 batting average (4 for 17) in eight games. He played well over 1,000 games during a successful minor league career in the Mets, White Sox and Mariners organizations.
  • Tony Burtt

    Cutting Edge Training for Athletes

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