"Mom Can You Teach Me How to Hit" was created to teach parents how to teach their children to hit a baseball and softball. Coach Woods fused his talents, from years of experience, into this unique teaching video. His laid-back manner, as well as his encouraging and supportive style, provides a clear and detailed description of how to hit a baseball or softball. He knows the sport and also grasps the fundamentals of how we learn. Woods breaks down the process of hitting a baseball into small sections, that instructors can practice with a child, both at home and on the field. Coach Woods clearly explains the basic principles of hitting in such detail that it will eventually become second nature, and can help any child hit the ball more often and with greater confidence. A story about a single mother who meets Bobby Woods with her son in New York City's Central Park. Filmed through the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting - NYC.
Jean Santarelli - Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
Reviews & Testimonials
Bobby Woods’ instruction is peppered with phrases like “muscle memory”, “weight transference”, and “stimulus response”, but the video is so carefully organized by segment and the terms so clearly defined verbally and visually that any intimidation felt by parents of either gender – will be successfully relieved.
- Joe Lugara
Big Apple Parent Newspaper - New York City
I recently purchased your video "Mom Can You Teach Me How To Hit ?" and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the video. I have been involved in youth baseball and softball for the past 12 years and this video is a refreshing and informative look at the art and science of hitting. I have watched many hitting and pitching instructional videos, but yours is a breath of fresh air. Your video reinforced a lot of the techniques that I teach my kids and has added quite a few great ideas for my instructions in the future.
Again, Thank you for the video. It was entertaining and very informative.
-Tom Macei, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
From the first viewing it is apparent that all of Woodsy's talents fused from years of experience as a player, coach, and teacher have coalesced into this exquisite teaching video. His easy going manner as well as his encouraging and supportive style provide a lucid and detailed description of how to hit a baseball. He understands kids; he knows baseball and he grasps the fundamentals of how we learn. He breaks the process of hitting the ball into discreet parts, that one can practice with a child both at home and on the ball field.
From the batter's stance, to seeing the ball, to the step, the swing and the follow through; Woodsy clearly explains these basic principles describing exercises that will make them second nature and help any child hit the ball more often and with greater confidence. My son has thoroughly enjoyed the video. It has helped me to work with him in a more constructive and supportive manner, and both his hitting and his confidence have improved. My only wish is that there had been such a tape when I was a kid!
- Nils Nichols
New York City, New York
Just wanted to let you know how much my husband and son are enjoying your " Mom, Can You Teach Me How To Hit?
My husband thinks it is awesome!!! He actually was not interested in watching it at first. He thought it was a Mother/Son type video. I watched it with my son and then told my husband about a couple of the drills. He was intriqued, watched it, and now is so glad he did! " My husband and son use the DVD twice per week. Every Tues. and Thurs. evening, they watch a few segments of the DVD and go out in the back yard and do those particular drills they just studied. " Have you made any more videos? Do you do any clinics in Jacksonville, FL?
-Stephanie Cronin, Jacksonville, Florida
Received it today. I had a chance to watch it and I am very impressed with what I've seen! I was in the process of signing up my fast pitch softball varisty daughter with a hitting coach, but after watching this video I am going to save the funds and coach her myself! You did an awesome job on this video!
- Oral Christie
No need to gift wrap or card. Thank you anyway though. I also wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your video " Mom Can You Teach Me How to Hit? My son Noah was struggling at the plate and I needed something to help him. It was wonderful! He's 12 and never really had any formal instruction on how to hit a ball.The video broke it down for him and me and we grasped the concept beautifully.He definitely makes it look easy.Toward the end of his tournaments he was getting intentionally walked a lot, much to his dismay. Again, thank you for such a truly valuable learning tool.
- Caron McBreairty
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
I wanted to compliment you on a truly great training DVD. It's exactly what I was looking for in trying to guide my son in proper technique. It's excellent.
- Jim Weglinski
Just had an opportunity to watch the video.It is just an awesome production, definitely "World Class", and I know the kids, the league and our parents, will benefit greatly to this newest addition in our Instructional Learning Library.
- Dan Schumacher
Player Agent Rep
Clear Ridge Little League, Chicago, Illinois
I watched the video and lent it to my neighbor's grandson who thought it was great! I thought it was excellent not only the way you came off, very knowledgeable, like a true professional, and I can't believe how you were so cool and collected in front of the camera. I also want to add that the editing and all the technical stuff was also superb. You have made yourself a hit! Congratulations to all of you on an excellent piece of work!
- Ann Moss
Ability of the body to remember technique
Visualization of the ball at the pitcher's release
Alignment of player's feet in the batter box
The mental ability to anticipate the pitcher's release of the ball
Preliminary movement of the body and bat before the pitcher releases the ball
The initial step of the batter toward the pitcher before release
Stabilization of the body when swinging
Continuance of swing after contact
Alignment of the hands on the bat
The angle of the pitcher's arm upon release
Drive the ball with speed and distance
Various movements of the body and bat to release tension
The position of the hands at the completion of the stride
The ability of the player to believe in positive results
Optimizing the whole field as hitter
Removal of thought...see the ball...hit the ball
Minimal movement of the bat to make contact with the ball
Keeping the hands and bat inside the ball as the hitter swings
The release of the hitter's top hand after contact
The ability of your body to transfer weight, power, force and energy into hitting the ball
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