I began coaching about 15 years ago through local youth associations, recreational leagues, and travel ball through 18U. Over the years, it became obvious that what we were teaching was somewhat based on old concepts and what was passed down over the years. What you heard other coaches say while you worked with different teams and instructors etc...
However, now there is an unlimited amount of information available such as video, analytics, slow motion, instructional information and lessons, drills etc... So a bit of an obsession began and I learned that there are levels to understanding and teaching the correct mechanics. So over the years, between coaching teams, correcting issues, practicing multiple times per week, 100s of games, things began slowing down. My focus and effort was dedicated to being able to teach what the best hitters were doing.
And what is it? It’s the same baseball swing you see in college and professional baseball. Watch Oklahoma hit tons of homeruns. Significantly more power, better adjustability, better use of your body to drive the ball. Ever see a 125 pound girl hit a ball 225 feet? Its because of these mechanics.
These are the concepts that your athlete will learn. I've been working with young players from all ages for many years. The key is finding a way to communicate and teach these concepts quickly while recognizing issues and correcting them as they come up. There are a million drills for every occasion but the key is the athlete understanding how the swing works, how to make their own adjustments.
And every athlete is different. Hitting is a personal thing. Every hitter has things they like to do that is unique to them. However at launch, almost all great hitters look the same. There isn't anything I teach that will not be backed up by video so the athlete can learn from multiple sources. We all have different bodies and abilities, learn in our own ways and at different rates.
I love talking hitting so if you have any questions, happy to discuss anything you might be curious about.
My professional and educational background away from coaching is through active duty military service serving overseas, graduated with a BA from University of Oklahoma and a Masters Certification in Program Management from George Washington University. I generally work in Program and Project Management in various technical fields such as Cyber Security and Telecommunications.