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12 Disciplines of Hitting

The 12 Disciplines of hitting with former major leaguer Matt Nokes.

In the video below Matt Nokes explains Nokes breaks down his innovative approach toward hitting into 12 simple disciplines and shows you to how to combine them into an effective hitting strategy. Coach Nokes played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants (1985), the Detroit Tigers (1986–1990), New York Yankees (1990–1994), the Baltimore Orioles, and the Colorado Rockies (1995).

The 12 Disciplines that make of the core of his instruction are as follows:

1. Head                       2. Levers
3. Posture                    4. Ride n Stride
5. Sideways                   6. Back Foot Sideways
7. Forward Only               8. Flexed Front Knee
9. Blocking Boom x3          10. Buying Time
11. Swing Across Face        12. Swing Along Core

This video is just one section of an entire hitting course that you can find on CoachTube. If you are interested in learning more about this complete course just click the link The 12 Hitting Disciplines

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