If you are a baseball fan, chances are you have heard the term “exit velocity”. This refers to the speed of the ball off of the bat when a hitter makes contact. If you want to play college baseball or beyond, hitting that little white 5 oz object is a must, and hitting it with the proper force, bat speed and contact is critical. Unless you are Ozzie Smith in the field, you are most likely going to be expected to hit very well.

There is a reason why exit velocity is the number one tracked stat in Major League Baseball right now. It correlates so closely to success that you can pretty much make a rule; If you do not have a ball exit velocity of over 90 MPH, you are not making it to Division 1 baseball. Division 1 coaches agree that it is almost impossible to get to the D1 level with an exit velocity of anything lower then 95 MPH (and we are not even talking about having success at the D1 level).

The same thought process goes into pitch velocity and the rules aren’t too far apart. Nearly all Division 1 programs are looking for pitchers with a velocity of over 90 MPH, unless you are that lefty specialist with crazy movement on your pitches. As hard as pitchers work to increase their velocity, hitters need to pay the same attention to how they work at increasing their exit velocity.

So we have created a problem. Now how do we deal with it? One of the best ways to increase your exit velocity as a hitter is to increase your bat speed and bat power. With the In The Zone BOOST Advanced Bat Speed Program with Diamond Kinetics, sessions will consist of focused swing training and analysis combined with strength and conditioning to optimize swing mechanics as well as the power sources of the athlete. Every 5 MPH of ball exit speed gained equals an additional 25 feet of distance that the ball will travel.

Using Diamond Kinetics and Pocket Radar in conjunction with 17 comprehensive training sessions, hitters can expect to add strength, speed, and distance.

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