What's Inside

In this course you’ll learn the ins and outs of the different training implements we use with hitters at Driveline—and why they work. The course covers everything from hitting plyos to overload, underload, long and short bats. If you have questions or are not sure how to use any of these training tools, then this is the course for you. 


Key Lessons 

  • Overload and underload training 

  • The what and why behind long and short bats 

  • Learn how to pair specific training bats with certain swing flaws

  • The importance of hitting plyos 

This mini-course will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to effectively use each of the training tools to expedite the development of your hitters. With the knowledge acquired upon completion, as well as the suggested drills, it will be easy to make these tools actionable for players and coaches at all levels. 

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome to Hitting with Weighted, Long and Short Bats!

  2. 2
    • Importance of Bat Speed

  3. 3
    • Introduction to Weighted Bats

    • Overload-Underload Training - (05:04)

    • Overload & Underload Training Quiz

    • The Why of Overload Bat Training - (01:50)

    • The Why of Underload Bat Training - (02:08)

    • The Why of Underload & Overload Training Quiz

    • Seasonal Weighted Bat Training - (07:18)

    • Seasonal Weighted Bat Quiz

  4. 4
    • High Intent Overload/Underload Swings for Bat Speed

    • Drills with the Endload Bat - (01:48)

    • Drills with the Handleload Bat - (02:42)

    • Drills with the Underload Bat - (02:19)

    • Drills With Under and Overload Quiz

  5. 5
    • Introduction to Short and Long Bats

    • Best Uses for Long and Short Bats - (07:52)

    • The Why Behind the Short Bat - (02:33)

    • Short Bat Drills - (04:50)

    • Short Bat Quiz

    • Long Trainer Benefits - (02:57)

    • Long Trainer Quiz

  6. 6
    • Introduction to Hitting Plyos

    • Best uses for Mini Hitting Plyos - (01:59)

    • Trainer Roundtable on Hitting Plyo Drills - (07:28)

    • Mini Plyo Drills - (02:20)

    • Mini Plyo Quiz