Hitting Home

With Fundamental Purpose and Intent for Baseball and Softball Hitters

by Bobby F. Humphrey & Foreword by Jake Boss



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/30/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 90
ISBN : 9781728320786
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 90
ISBN : 9781728320793

About the Book

Hitting Home is a resource to be implemented immediately for both baseball and softball coaches looking to improve individual and team hitting. Direct and to the point, it gives coaches easy access to basic principles, including mechanics, approach, and practice plans. With detailed excerpts from those that have played and coached at the highest levels, this book offers instructional support from some of baseball and softball’s top coaches and instructors. Using his experience as a coach at all amateur levels, both baseball and softball, in addition to professional scouting, Coach Bobby Humphrey has put together a framework you can easily follow. Coaches can use this book to gain a deeper understanding of coaching hitting, and use the organized practice plans for individual and team play.

“Ultimately, hitting has changed very little over time, despite the latest buzz words, and Coach Humphrey reminds us of this. Develop a plan, be organized, and stay away from extremes.”

Jake Boss

Head Baseball Coach, Michigan State University

Excerpts from:

• Bill Cilento: Associate Head Coach, Wake Forest University

• Eddie Smith: Hitting Coach, Louisiana State University

• Keith Werman: San Diego Padres Development Coordinator

• Derrick May: Former Major League Baseball player and Hitting Coach

• Joe Abraham: Head Softball Coach, University of Toledo

• Keith Parr: Head Softball Coach, Christopher Newport University

• Jim Thompson: Area Scouting Supervisor, New York Mets

Content Areas Include:

• Mechanics

• Approach

• Effective Coaching from 3B

• Drills

• Team Practice

• Individual Work

• Competitive Games

• Tryout Evaluation System

• Private Instructors

• College Recruiting

About the Author

Bobby Humphrey originally hails from Traverse City, Michigan and enjoyed a blessed playing career that included playing for some exceptional coaches and leaders. At Traverse City Central High School, Humphrey was coached by one of Michigan’s most well-respected high school coaches, Ian Hearn. While at Spring Arbor University, he had the unique privilege to play for two thousand-game winners and Hall of Famers, Hank Burbridge and Sam Riggleman. Coach Humphrey’s coaching career includes experience with all ages, youth through the college level on both the baseball and softball fields. Coach Humphrey has had stints at the varsity level as assistant and head coach, as well as multiple years as an assistant college coach. He has worked with thousands of players throughout the country, attending showcases, clinics, and camps. In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Humphrey began as an Associate Scout with the New York Mets in 2009, supporting the mid-Atlantic region, as well as the Valley Baseball League. During his scouting career, he has evaluated hundreds of drafted prospects from all rounds of the MLB draft. His experience as an evaluator has helped tremendously in development of hitters. He published his first book, The Tools of Greatness, in 2013 and its second edition in 2015. Humphrey currently lives in Virginia, with his wonderful wife, Kendra, and teaches in the public school system.