Hitting Pods - Ooohh No...Don't do That!!

by Robert Canary
(Hartford, KY)

Hitting Pods

Hitting Pods

I have came across a device that actually *trains* a hitter to move (shift) forward. With great claims of how they stop a hitter from staying back, and losing power. What the %^&%&^ !!!


They are called Hitting Pods. They are basically half balls, about 6"-8" diameter. The flat side goes down and the batter stands on the rounded side (the back foot only). It claims it forces the habit of shifting forward.

I think I already know your thoughts on this one! ;-) Just thought I would post a heads up.

Swing Smarter Response:
Haha Robert, how funny. So this hitting aid teaches us something we don't want to do, shifting forward in our swing? Yeah, um, I agree with your sarcasm. Not good whether you play baseball, slow pitch, or fastpitch.

Robert, I think you'd agree, they'd do well as a door stopper! I apologize to those who bought into this baseball hitting blasphemy :(

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Sep 09, 2015
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get with it
by: Anonymous

lets go back to squishing the bug while we are at it. you have to transfer your weight through the ball to get more power. why would you want to sit back and just use your arms? this is why my players come to me with horrible habits.

Jun 15, 2015
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Everyone thinks they know
by: Anonymous

You absolutely want a weight shift to the front side , that doesn't mean a lunge or forward travel though...the pods when used properly are great tools ...many d1 coaches use them

Feb 09, 2012
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Bosu Ball for balance
by: Joey from SwingSmarter.com

A Bosu ball would be good, but unfortunately it doesn't allow for a wider stance. The surface is only so large. I see you thinking though :)

Feb 08, 2012
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hitting pods
by: Anonymous

What about using a bosu ball for balance? I have seen hitters use for both feet with a tee or front toss

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