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5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a great book with sound principles
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2017
This is a great book with sound principles. I appreciate that Joey tests his theories, and still allows room for change and improvement. My assumption on the negative reviews is that they are likely from people who are not interested in new information and techniques. There are no lack of old school experts in baseball. One does not need to be a former professional with years of experience to become educated on any subject. I recognized bad parenting before I had children, and my children are almost adults and I am still no expert.
I have three little boys who play Little League. The oldest (who is 10) started playing two years ago. I love baseball but my playing experience is limited.
Around the time my oldest took interest in the game I started taking him to the local training facility for lessons. I noticed recently that the facility owner changed up the way he was teaching his Hitting Camps. He mentioned that he is now following the information in this book and suggested I read it.
Well, after reading the book (and getting on the same page as the coach) it all makes sense. I can see a pretty big difference in power coming from my boys since following the training in this book. Easy read and the examples are great!
3.0 out of 5 starsGood concept / not-so-good delivery
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2017
I don't disagree with the concept of the book but I think it could have been better written. The first half of the book is dedicated to explaining to you Joey's credentials and why you should believe him. The "meat" of the book has good ideas but is written almost like a series of tweets. The author frequently uses short one sentence paragraphs and liberal use of the bold font. It also directs you to URLs that you will have to type in on your computer. It's a tough read. Looking back, I probably should have looked for an EBook version of this or just found his Youtube site rather than trying to read it on dead tree.
Awesome book detailing the hitting mechanics elite MLB players use-past & present. I tried Joey Myer's hitting methods for the first time off of a tee, and literally hit the ball better and barreled it better than I ever had in my entire life. Joey teaches a hitting philosophy that is safe for the body, but also biomechanically perfect. I wish I knew these techniques when I was younger, I would have been the best hitter on my high school team.
5.0 out of 5 starsIf you want to learn about hitting this is the ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018
If you want to learn about hitting this is the book to get! I have used the principals in this book and it helped with my son's hitting. He's a contact hitter and batted 0.560 last summer following the methods in this book. If you are serious about helping and improving your player, or players, in baseball or softball with their hitting than get this book!
I've followed Joey Meyers for a few years now and he's right there with the few top hitting coaches in the nation. This book appears to be a quick read, but it's filled with great information and goes into great depth to fully explore various theories.
I'm giving this book five stars because it has some absolute gems and takeaways. It does seem to be a re-packaging of his blog posts and, as usually happens when people publish their blog posts in a book, it lacks clarity and consistency at several points. That being said, it put into words and illustrations in one book some lessons that could take years to figure out or get a feel for on your own. Dig through it and find the pieces that will make you a better hitter.