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Chris Burke Tip of the Week

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A little bit about Chris Burke:

  •  ESPN College & Little League Baseball Analyst
  •  2001 SEC Player of the Year (league leader in batting avg., hits, runs, triples, slg %, OBP, and total bases)
  •  Holds 6 Single Season Hitting Records and 8 Career Hitting Records at the University of Tennessee
  •  2-time Consensus First-team All-American
  •  Hit Walk Off Home Run in 2005 NLDS vs. Atlanta Braves
  •  Professional Hitting Instructor

stay inside the ball

*Jared Young – Old Dominion University Infielder*

Have you ever heard the saying "Stay Inside the Ball"?

It is one of the most commonly used phrases from hitting coaches who work with hitters of all ages. But what does it really mean?

If you think about it, if your hands were not inside of the baseball, your forearm would literally hit the ball in the middle of your swing. With that being said, the mission of a swing should be hitting the back of the baseball with the sweet spot of the bat. This includes keeping the sweet spot of the barrel inside of the ball.

However, there is a fine line and getting too far inside of the ball creates poor results.

Chris Burke dissects this myth during this week's tip of the week with Prep Baseball Report: Stay Inside The Ball. Check it out and learn how you can properly stay inside of the ball and produce the results you want!

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