Learn to Hit like a Pro! Major League
Hitting Coach Dave Hudgens teaches you the tips and techniques that helped
make players like Eric Chavez and Miguel Tejada top pros with his Hitting
For Excellence 6-DVD Series!
This comprehensive series is the premier
instructional hitting program for youth baseball. It includes over 100 drills
and over 9 hours of instruction, covering everything from basics like bat grip and proper swing mechanics, to more advanced topics like vision training and overload training. Highly recommended for coaches, parents and players of all ages and skill levels.
Dave has been involved with the best of baseball for over 30 years. He was a full-scholarship player at Arizona State University, where he led the team to two consecutive College World Series. In 1977, Dave was voted All-American and All WAC, after leading the team to the College World Series championship and leading the team in Home Runs and RBI's.
Dave went on to the big leagues, where he became a Major League Player for the Cleveland Indians and the Oakland A's from 1979 to 1984. After his professional career as a player ended, Dave developed a revolutionary methodology for instructing and educating players on the art and science of hitting for success. With over 20 years as a coach and hitting instructor for the Houston Astros, Oakland A's and Cleveland Indians under his belt, Dave stands among the great minds of the game. Let Dave share his baseball knowledge with you!
Disk 1: Mechanics of the Swing, 85 min.
Major League Hitting Coach Dave Hudgens has been involved in baseball for over 30 years. He has created this comprehensive program that will help you go from the backyard to the big leagues. Whether you are looking to improve your chances for a college scholarship or just to have more hits and fun when you're at the plate, the information and drills in this video will improve your understanding of what it takes to become a better hitter in today's game!
These concepts and drills are used by Little Leaguers and Major League MVPs, making it the only video series available that is recommended for every skill level. Besides learning the proper mechanics of the swing, these essential drills will help you learn how to:
- Maximize you Power Potential - Critical contact points and short stroke drills.
- Hit the ball Harder - Drills to increase your hand strength.
- Properly pull the ball and hit it to the opposite field.
- Have proper hand, elbow, foot and front knee placement throughout the swing.
- Have the proper bat angle and how it will increase hand speed through the zone.
Disk 2: Power Surge and Conquering the Curveball, 94 min.
Volume 2 in The Hitting for Excellence Series combines two of Dave Hudgens' most popular videos on one easy to follow DVD. On this DVD, you'll learn how to maximize your power potential and how to master the curveball.
Power Surge: This DVD breaks down the fundamentals of power hitting. From core power exercises to detailed mechanical analysis, this video teaches you specific drills for immediate improvements in your power game. Whether your dream is to be a line drive - high average hitter or a home run hitter, this is the training series you've been waiting for! Here are just a few of the training insights:
- Mechanics of the Feet
- Hip Action and Leverage
- Contact Zones
- The Arch of the Swing
Conquering the Curveball: Learning how to successfully hit the curveball is one of the most difficult tasks to master in all of sports. Also, in the DVD, Major League hitting coach Dave Hudgens teaches you the same techniques the pros use. This DVD is the ultimate "How to" baseball instructional video! Dave will teach you a proven game plan that will help you react to the curveball and increase your production at every level. You will learn:
- A strategic game plan
- Pitch recognition
- Drills you need to successfully hit the curveball
- How to keep your weight and hands back
Disk 3: Short Stroke Training and Overload Training, 64 min.
This complete training program is now on DVD! In Disk 3 of Major League Hitting Instructor Dave Hudgens' Hitting for Excellence Series, you will learn the #1 thing you need to be a successful hitter - Advanced techniques in shortening your swing. This is the video you can't live without if you have ever trained with an aluminum bat. This DVD is filled with drills and techniques broken down into easy-to-follow segments. The Short Stroke Training video shows you how to:
- Dramatically shorten your swing
- Increase your bat speed
- Put you in the position to hit different types of pitches
- Increase confidence in your abilities
The Overload Training section teaches you the drills necessary to produce a quicker, more powerful swing. Included in this section are Dave Hudgens' proven drills and techniques, that when practiced, will result in increased bat speed. Here you will learn: The Front Toss Drills, The Quick Hands Side Toss Drill, The Wrist Side Toss Drill, The Two Handed Strength Drill, The Wrist Tubing Drill, The Overhand, Short Toss Drill, The One Handed Front Toss Drill, The Rapid Fire Side Toss Drill, The Slow One Handed Drill, The Explosive Two Handed Drill, The Medicine Ball Drills, The Figure Eight Drill.
Disk 4: Workshop Drill Training and Vision Training, 90 min.
Disk 4 of the Hitting for Excellence DVD Series delivers results with the Workshop Drill Training and Vision Training Programs on the same DVD! In the Workshop Drill Training section, Dave Hudgens teaches you drills that will make you an effective and knowledgeable hitting coach. These drills are successfully practiced and taught at the Major League level and at Dave's live workshops, which are now available in easy-to-follow, short segments. Learn these time tested and proven strategies to guarantee your success!
Also on this DVD: Dave Hudgens teaches you genuine, absolutely proven, vision training techniques used by the United States Air Force (for their best fighter pilots), the Anaheim Angels, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Texas Rangers, and the Oakland Athletics. No matter what your skills, you will not be a successful player if you can't see what you are hitting.
This video will teach you a one-of-a-kind fun way to miraculously improve the way your see, recognize and react to fast moving objects. Doctors call it improving your dynamic Visual Acuity, and it's the one element that's missing from everyone's training programs. Tracking the ball, recognizing your pitch and lightening fast reaction times are the keys to success at the plate. In this easy to follow DVD, Dave Hudgens teaches you how to:
- See the ball sooner so you can react faster.
- Recognize a pitch faster so you can decide in an instant whether to swing.
- Improve your reaction time so you can hit late in the game when fatigue is a factor, or when your mechanics are weak.
- Unconsciously rivet your focus and attention on the ball so you are always in control.
Disk 5: Video Analysis and Questions & Answers, 95 min.
Imagine being able to diagnose your own hitting mechanics! Being able to see your individual mistakes in any hitting situation...and then knowing exactly what drill to do to fix that problem. In Disk 5 of Dave Hudgens' Hitting for Excellence DVD series, you'll learn how to analyze your swing like a big league hitting coach! Dave teaches how to see and understand key elements of your swing in slow motion and freeze frame video analysis.
The proven system is like an intensive hitting mechanics boot camp teaching you how to analyze a swing in three different ways. Watch as a complete swing is broken down and analyzed by Dave. The Q&A segment consists of a video giving detailed answers to 18 specific hitting problems.
Disk 6: Explosive Training, 130 min.
This definitive guide to strength, conditioning, and flexibility is specifically designed for hitters. Disk 6 of The Hitting for Excellence Series is exactly what you have asked for over the past few years. Co-authored by Greg Hauck - one of the most respected strength training coaches in professional baseball - this DVD will show you how to train like the pros for immediate improvements in your hitting. It includes The Training for Excellence video and The Quick Hands, Quick Feet and Balance Video.
- The program covers the following topics:
- Weight programs for in/off seasons
- Quick hands / quick feet
- Form running
- Medicine ball power program
- Plyometrics and balance
If you are looking for a comprehensive training program with a proven track record for producing strong, powerful athletes, with an emphasis on safety and injury prevention, this is the one for you. The major benefits are:
- Increased muscular strength
- An edge of the competition
- Improved performance capability
- Prevention of injuries
- Increased muscular endurance
- Improved balance, flexibility and coordination