Sunday, December 30, 2018

How to Create Bat Speed-Hips and Torque! It May Not Be What You Think

Rich Lovell explains why 'firing' the hips may not be the answer to faster bat speed.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

ProTips: Baseball Catcher Tips: Receiving the Ball

Watch this video and find baseball catcher drills to help you receive the ball. Catchers will learn how to use their primary stance to track the ball into the zone and make a good, clean catch.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!

May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Hitting Package Specials

Hitting Packages ARE available! Take advantage of the discounts before December 31…pricing goes up in 2019! Check the Planner for details. If you do not have an account for our Online Planner, follow this link to our Baseball Barn Online Planner to register for a free account.

Hitting Package Specials: Check the Online Planner and Reserve 2018 Prices for 2019: There will be a price increase Jan 1, 2019, but you can lock in 2018 pricing if you buy a 5, 10, 20 or 30 pack before prices increase on January 1, 2019. The package credits will be good thru June for the 2019 season.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Random MLB Facts You Never Knew

1. When Jimmy Pearsall hit his 100th home run in 1963, he ran the bases in the correct order but facing backward to celebrate.

2. Babe Ruth's top salary was $80,000 (in 1930 and 1931). Adjusted for inflation, that's the equivalent of a little more than $1.1 million today (a little less than middle reliever Antonio Bastardo made last year).

3. During World War II, the U.S. military designed a grenade to be the size and weight of a baseball, since "any young American man should be able to properly throw it."

4. Pitcher Jim Abbott was born without a right hand and had a 10- season baseball career, including throwing a no-hitter for the New York Yankees vs. Cleveland in 1993.

5. Bobby Richardson won the World Series MVP in 1960 after hitting .367 with 12 RBIs - he played for the losing team.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Open Hitting Returns!

Open Hitting RETURNS!

Check the Website for Days/Times/Cost

Memberships and Hitting Packages ARE available! Take advantage of the discounts before December 31...pricing goes up in 2019! Check the website for details.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Coming Soon: Blast Motion

Rich Lovell & Epstein Hitting has partnered with Blast Motion to bring you the best combination of technology and instruction.

How it works!
By purchasing the Rich Lovell Hitting Select Package, you not only receive a Blast Motion sensor, but also a Blast Connect Premium Subscription linking you directly with Rich Lovell! Now, every swing you take with your sensor will be recorded (with all data metrics and video) and archived for Rich to view at any time. Now your personal video annotation will include 3D metrics along with high-speed video.

Here's what's included:
* Blast Motion Sensor (for Baseball or Softball)
* Blast Connect Account (so you can store videos and share with Rich)
* Rich will review your data every week to mark trends and complete a motion analysis review of your swing once per month.
* One 30 minute in-person lesson/month with Rich. Must be scheduled through Rich.

This will be a very limited offer available only to the first 20 baseball/softball players. If interested, Contact Rich at to reserve a spot!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Private Hitting Instruction

With the right instruction and consistent work, your swing can be transformed like this player:

Work with 1 of only 7 - Epstein Hitting Master Certified Instructors to identify your swing faults through video analysis. Plus, receive 1-on-1 instruction with customized follow-up video drills to work on fixing your faults.

People often ask; " What makes Epstein Hitting so successful?" The answer is simple-it works! A little more detailed answer is, it is the process of identifying swing faults and having a PROGRAM/ PROCESS to correct those faults. With the readily available use of slow-motion video, anyone can compare players side-by-side to see the differences. However, Rich Lovell has the tools, training and Jake Epstein's support and time-tested drills to create a plan focused on the player's needs.