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Teach Yourself to Hit Inside the Ball
With the Insider Bat any player can develop muscle memory for the proper grip, hand placement, and swing path. From load, into contact, and follow through. The unique
design allows for only one way to make contact with the ball… keep your hands inside the ball. Endorsed by pros and coaches, used by all ages.
Learning to work with the Insider Bat is a simple two step process. First get the proper grip, then starting swinging.
It's grip shape encourages proper knuckle alignment. Plus the angle of the "barrel" relative to your grip encourages you to stay inside the ball.
You'll also get instant feedback if you roll your hands over too soon, or take too wide a swing path, or undercut the pitch.
For many players it's a self-teacher which speeds up the learning process.
Can be used with whiffle or sponge balls off a tee or in soft-toss drills.
- Emphasizes palm up/palm down hand positioning before, during and after contact with the ball
- Gives instant feedback for batter and coach
- Trains the hitter not to roll wrists or sweep (cast) before or during contact with ball
- Promotes proper grip of bat
- Emphasizes "staying inside the ball" before and during contact
- Promotes proper hip rotation during swing
- Can be used anywhere, anytime, indoors or outdoors
- Forces hands in front of bat head during swing
- Promotes tucking of back elbow into "slot"
- Great for pre-game drills or "On deck" reinforcement tool
- Excellent when used as one arm drills
- Designed for the beginner as well as the seasoned pro
TestimonialsBelow are a few of the testimonials from some of the Top players, coaches and trainers in the Softball/Baseball world regarding the Insiderbat!
– "The G-Man"
– 19 Year Major League Career
– Former Houston Astros Hitting Coach
– 2507 Games Played
– 360 Career Home Runs (Tied with Joe Dimaggio)
– 2280 Career Hits
– 1341 Career RBI
"The innovative design of the Insider Bat and its simplicity of use, makes this device one of my favorite and useful tools for teaching hitters the proper set up, grip and swing path.
The Insider Bat is fun to use, gives immediate feedback and is challenging all at the same time.
I recommend the Insider Bat to all my clients – not just for use at the batting cage, but also at home and on the road. Its light weight and size make it ideal for taking swings anytime, anywhere, even in a hotel room.
I wish I would have had an Insider Bat during my playing days for those many times I needed to practice but was limited by space and time.
Try the Insider Bat today, I’m sure you will like it!"
- Head Softball Coach
- The University of Arizona
- NCAA National Champions – 1991, 93, 94, 96, 97, 2001, 06, 07
- 21-year Arizona Totals 1131-228-2
– Olympic Head Coach – Team USA Softball
"The insider bat is a tremendous teaching tool to create the proper feel of staying inside the ball and releasing the angles we create in hitting. We use it for top hand and bottom hand drills! I love the elements of instant feedback and proper feel that it gives hitters of all ages!"
- President and Founder/Rightview Pro
- 16 Yr MLB Career
- Former Detroit Tiger Hitting Coach
"I highly recommend the insider bat. Very rarely do you come across a training aide that is easy to use and takes so little instruction. Immediately when the hitter picks up the insider bat his mind starts calculating the necessary swing path to hit the ball squarely."
Dr. Tom House
- USC Trojans Baseball
"The Insider Bat is proving to be a great personal swing coach for our athletes. It helps program every hitter’s swing path to be in the proper position at the right time to maximize his unique contact efficiencies.
That's a "home run" for player and instructor at any level of competition."
Coach Doyle Wilson
- USC Trojans Baseball
– Hitting Coach
"This is a hitting tool that helps a batter become his own best hitting coach. It is an innovative product that helps athletes of any age learn and repeat proper swing mechanics. The products unique shape and flat hitting surface automatically puts the hitters upper body and arms in the correct hitting position at contact."
– Head Baseball Coach Magnolia High School
– 2009 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee
– 600 + career wins
"I highly recommend the Insider Bat. This new, innovative product gives your hitters instant feedback and a "feel" for the correct path of the bat head and the proper set of the hands. Our players have used the Insider Bat and they too, are excited about the results."
Coach Rod Delmonico
- Tennessee’s all time winningest baseball coach (699+ victories)
– Ranked 4th on the all time SEC coaching wins list
– 4 SEC Eastern Division Titles
– 2 SEC Conference Championships
– Coached over 100 players that signed professionally
– Managed the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic in the upset over the Dominican Republic
– Author of 4 books and produced 4 baseball videos
– A feature coach at the MLB academies in Europe
"The Insider bat is the most effective training tooI I have encountered in my career in regards to proper hand path to the ball. The instant feedback, the portablity, the muscle memory development, are all reasons every player/coach should own an insider bat. It is like having an extra assistant coach for the players. The insider bat is and will be a part of any program I am involved with in the future."
Coach Greg Riddoch
- Former San Diego Padres Manager
– Current San Diego Padres Mental Skills Coach
"The insiderbat is the latest and greatest hitting tool I have seen regarding the extension part of the swing in both baseball and softball. It is an everyday tool in my individual and private lesson program."
- 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist – Team USA Softball
- 4 Year All-American at UCLA
- 1999 National Champion
"The Insider Bat has been extremely effective in getting my students to understand the importance of keeping their hands on the inside path of the ball in order to hit the ball on the sweetspot of their bat. Not to mention they have a ton of fun with the drills. It gives them immediate feedback and challenges them as well. I am so thrilled to FINALLY have a tool that helps my students understand the concept of keeping their hands inside the ball."
– Head Baseball Coach
– Barbe High School of Lake Charles, LA
– H.S. Baseball Coaches Assoc. National Coach of the Yr: 00, ’01,’06
– American Baseball Coaches Assoc Dist #8 Nat’l Coach of Yr: ‘00
– La. Baseball Coaches Assoc. 5A Coach of the Yr: ‘98, ‘00-‘06
– 5A State Coach of the Yr (voted by Sportswriters): ‘98, ‘01
– Dist. 3-5A Coach of the Yr: ‘92, ‘93, ‘95 – ‘08
– Southwest La. Coach of the Year: ‘97 – ‘00
– Ranked one of the Top 10 Baseball Programs of the Decade by Baseball America
– Co-Author of "101 Championship Drills"
"I am the Head Baseball Coach at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, LA for the past 23 years. My coaching staff was introduced to the Insider Bat by a coach from a visiting team during a rain delay at our tournament. We were talking about drills to teach kids to stay inside the ball and he said hey I have the perfect thing for you. Everyday during drill work, we use the Insider Bat and it has helped raise our kids understanding of how important it is to stay inside the ball. What I like so much about the Insider Bat is that you get immediate feedback. If you roll over, you miss the ball or pound it in the ground. If you dip you either miss the ball or pop it up. You must get in and stay in the correct hitting position in order to get the correct results. I would recommend the Insider Bat to everyone!"
– Texas Sports Medicine Center
– Coordinator Baseball Performance
– NPA / RDRBI Certified Instructor
"We currently train sixteen pro baseball players in the off-season and use the Insider Bat in our hitting performance circuit. The importance of proper arm slot, bat lag and contact is a main ingredient to our all of our hitters. A combination of the Insider Bat and the wood bat on the tee and soft toss drills provides our major league players with proper biomechanical efficiency and instant feedback on bat path."
– Head Baseball Coach – Cy Woods High School
– President – Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association
"We are currently using the Insider Bat in our hitting stations. The instant feedback it gives our players is incredible. It is a must for any hitter to learn the proper bat path, along with arm slot and hand positioning at contact. It will become an important part of the development of our players, as well as the young players who come through our camps."
Head Coach Larry Turner
- Head Baseball Coach Owasso High School
– Oklahoma State Champions 1987, 98, 99, 2001,03,04,07,08,09
– State Runner-up 1997, 2000,05,06
"We have been using the insider bat and one of the min thing we like is the instant feedback you receive with each swing and the variety of drills that can be used with the insider bat. It really gives my players an understanding of keeping their hands inside the ball"
Coach Matt Mossberg
– Ole Miss Baseball
"When we got the insider bat, as a coach you want to do whatever you can to get your players better, but there are a lot of things out there that can be perceived as "gimmicky". However, the insider bat was great because it is yields instant feedback, which really opens the door for teaching. In addition, its always beneficial to have drills in you daily routine that promote good mechanics, because at the end of the day the baseball swing can be like trying to fix a leaking pipe with a piece of gum, nothing is permanent. The insider bat can guarantee you that proper mechanics are being reinforced daily whether you are there as a coach or not."
Coach Shawn Ina
– Instructor at Baseball USA "The Yard" since 1997
– Asst. Head Coach at Houston Christian High School
– 2005 & 2008 TAPPS State Champs (36–3)
– Associate Scout St. Louis Cardinals – 3 years
"I am not a big believer in training tools to teach kids the "art of hitting", but the Insider Bat is a great tool for teaching younger and older players about keeping their hands inside the ball! I tried it with one of my players, Nino Leyja from last year’s State Championship team (and who was drafted by Oakland). He fell in love with how it made him stay through the baseball. He told me to get him one ASAP!
It makes a player really understand about gaining ground through the baseball with their hands and not with their body – and also to stay back!
You get a quick response from using the bat after you hold a baseball in front of them and tell them to get to contact! Every lesson that I have used the Insider Bat with are so surprised that their hands are in the right spot at contact every time. Great job with what you have designed!"
– Member of 2003 Rice National Champions
– Seattle Mariners system 4-5 yrs.
– Private lessons coach Houston Heat baseball
"I have been using the ‘Insider Bat’ for about two weeks now with my students and I have noticed tremendous gains across the board in their ability to not only consistently hit the ball hard, but in their understanding of how and why it is happening. I had a 12 yr. old hitting the ball harder than some of the high school kids I work with after one 15 minute training session with the ‘Insider Bat’. The effect it has on a player’s ability to consistently get his hips and hands to lead the bat is second to none. I am not big on gimmicks when it comes to hitting, but this is no gimmick. It gets results and works for any age."
Paul Kessler (NPA Certified Coach)
– Head Instructor/Owner
– Extreme Heat Baseball
"The insider bat is an unbelievable diagnostic tool for kids of all ages. I use the insider bat for my private lessons as well as my select teams. What I really like about this tool is that my players begin to understand the glitches in their swing right away. The insider bat helps fix the common flaws that most hitters have like rolling of the wrist, lack of extension, and casting of the hands."
Coach Sid Holland
– Pro Way Baseball Academy
– Houston, TX
"I teach hitting from beginners all the way to professional athletes. The Insider Bat works with all ages and skill levels. Besides the regular baseball bat, the Insider Bat is the only hitting tool I use in our instruction here at Pro Way Baseball Academy. I fully recommend the use of the Insider Bat for developmental training and reinforcement of the total swing."
Coach Jay Bergman
- Former Head Coach – University of Central Florida (26 years)
- Career Division I Collegiate Record : 1210 – 707 – 3
- 15 Time 40 win seasons
"I strongly recommend the Insider Bat training tool. I found that, while using the Insider Bat, my lessons and select teams are better able to see the and understand the significance of getting the bat level in proper position to maximize bat/barrel contact."
– MVP Hitting Solutions, C the Pitch
"The insiderbat is a natural training aid for ever level student. When the student first puts the insiderbat in their hands, they start thinking proper bat path. Amazing!"
– Owner of "Blyleven’s Dugout", Indoor Baseball Facility in Huntington Beach, CA
– 7 year Professional Player
– 7 year Major League Scout
– Professional Baseball Instructor since 1993
– Father, Bert Blyleven, played 23 years Professional Baseball
"Hi Steve, I hope you are well. Things are great here. Getting into the busy season with lessons. Fun though. Listen I have been using your Insider Bat with College guys down to the Tee-Baller and this is the best Hitting Tool I have ever used. I wanted to give it some time and see the results of its use over a couple months, and it has been amazing. Great job. Anyway you asked me for an endorsement so here it is: I have been using the Insider Bat to work with College Players down to the Tee Baller. I have seen Dramatic results with their overall swings. This tool is so YES or NO in its teachings. Either you have a good swing or you don’t. Its simple to teach with and its simple to learn with. Most of my clients that have been using this, including my switch hitting 6 yo son, are making more consistent line drive contact and are so excited about this product. My nephew went from a Mediocre JV High School Hitter to the Lead Off Hitter for his Varsity Team in two months while working with the Insider Bat. I recommend every coach should use this tool with working with his/her players swings from the Highest level down…Simply Amazing!!!"
– 10 year veteran
– Chicago White Sox
– Houston Astros
– San Diego Padres
– Texas Rangers
"The Insider Bat is a great feedback tool for any hitter to learn the proper, "Point of Contact". To hit a ball properly at point of contact, your back elbow is still by your side and your back upper arm is close to vertical. The Insider Bat helps all hitters to achieve this proper bat position and develop contact points to all parts of the field."
Coach Jimmy Kolaitis
– University of South Alabama Softball
"The insider bat is a great tool for not just baseball hitters but also softball hitters. One of the biggest problems for young hitters is the feel of the swing. The insider bat really helps all hitters feel their hands through the zone. This tool is very easy to use and it gives the hitter immediate feedback. I would recommend all hitters, baseball and softball, to use the insider bat!"
Tiffany J. Brooks
– Former Professional/International Fastpitch Player
– Elite/International Women’s Baseball Player
– Co-Manager and Player, North American Liberty Belles, Elite Women’s International Baseball Team
– Former International Softball Coach and Clinician (Holland, Australia, Sweden)
– Columnist, Softball West Magazine
– Owner and Head Instructor, Stick and Ball Sports Training, Spokane, Washington
"As a private lessons instructor and clinician, a current elite-level/international women’s baseball player and former pro/international softball player, I am in a unique position to evaluate the Insider Bat with numerous students of both sports. I use the Insider Bat training tool nearly every day with students of all ages – from age 7 to adult right now—and can say, without a doubt, this is the finest single hitting instructional tool I’ve had the privilege of trying for either softball or baseball! The Insider Bat has proven to be durable and invaluable in promoting proper rotational hitting technique. With good application and instruction, this tool will help anyone from parents to coaches to the player herself or himself to correct early wrist rolling, proper hand positioning at contact, and proper contact in the swing plane. Put that all together, and you have line drives, base hits, and home runs. I can’t say enough good about this important new addition to every hitter’s or instructor’s 'tool box'!"
– Hitting Instructor, Recruiting Coordinator
– Lipscomb University
"We have found a very specific use for the Insider Bat. Our hitters are using it to train their hands to keep the barrel in the zone longer. This action is one of our absolutes and the Insider Bat does a great job of reinforcing this movement. I haven’t seen another product that provides the instant feedback the Insider Bat provides, and that is a big reason why we use it. I can recommend this product without hesitation. It will make a difference in the swing mechanics of your hitters."
Mike Sweeney Sr.
– Head Coach
– Ontario High School
– Ontario, Ca.
– Hitting Instructor
– Inland Sports Center
– Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.
"I have been coaching and giving private hitting lessons for 30 years and the Insider Bat is the first tool I have seen that addresses hand path and gives immediate feedback on every swing. I have had players from 7 to 20 years old use the Insider Bat and regardless of age, they are able to immediately grasp how to keep their hands inside the ball and they feel the importance of letting the ball get deep. Thank you for coming up with this valuable and convenient tool. It will continue to be a part of our hitting stations to develop the muscle memory of a proper swing."
Coach Frank Romero
- Head Baseball Coach – Conroe High School
"The Insider Bat training tool has now been included in our drill work for all of our teams. It is easy to use and does a great job of teaching us to stay inside the ball."
Coach Joe Guthrie
– Head Softball Coach
– Marion Military Institute
"I would highly recommend that any college team try the insider bat. Our JC players used it this summer. We improved in home runs, doubles, batting average and cut down their strike outs. Thus, we have decided to use your product for the 2009-10 and look forward to continued success."
– Naugatuck, Connecticut
"Daughter’s 12u travel team ( CT Eliminators ’96) started using the "insiderbat" last offseason and went on a run ;finishing 73-2 and winning the 12u PONY National Championships in Cary,NC in July. It is a great tool and has helped all of our girls become better hitters by keeping their hands "inside" the ball. I guess the true test came this past weekend as she played 16u due to some injuries and homered deep to cf; would this have been possible without the insider bat? we believe in it and will continue to use it!
Coach Marc Dagenais
- Softball Performance Expert
"The Insider Bat is a great and highly effective hitting aid. I’ve been using it consistently with my hitters and it has helped them learn the proper grip, stay inside the ball and develop overall good hitting mechanics. The best training aids are the ones that get the athletes to instantly feel the correct technique, gives them instant feedback, and to a certain extent, replaces the coach. The Insider Bat does all that."