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The Pure Swing Hitting Clinic

Updated Thursday March 29, 2018 by Trabuco Canyon Little League.

 

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ORANGE COUNTY HITTING CLINIC

 Make your plans to join us in Trabuco Canyon this December to learn the advanced hitting techniques of former USA Baseball Hitting Coach, Los Angeles Dodger, and Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Reggie Smith and his partner, Ryan Lehr. An excellent opportunity for youth, high school and collegiate athletes aspiring to play at a higher level to gain valuable insight, instruction, useful tips and keys to build a powerful and natural swing from the ground up.


Clinic Date:

 

Sunday

April 29, 2018 - 10:00AM to 1:15PM

 

Location: 

Wagon Wheel Sports Park Batting Cages & Field #4
30901 Oso Pkwy
Trabuco Canyon, CA.
92679

Clinic Fee:
$159

To ensure each student gets necessary attention to detail the number of attendees are limited for each Clinic, so be sure to register ASAP to ensure your child's slot. Please signup online to secure your space.



Call Ryan Lehr at (619) 846-8368 for more information.
 

Players will learn:

  • How to set-up in the batter's box
  • How to build their own ideal athletic and balanced stance
  • How to develop proper swing plane
  • How to improve visual perception
  • How to maximize use of the legs and core
  • How to drive the ball to opposite field
  • How to hit off-speed pitches
  • How to increase their power
  • How to improve bat speed
  • How to correct fundamental hitting flaws

 

 

 

Video Testimonial: 
Mike Sweeney - KC Royals Hall of Famer
 

About Our Clinics:

Through informative and interactive video presentations, we will identify and discuss the common batting mechanics that great MLB hitters share. The presentation includes an introduction to the process of individual natural hitting mechanics - Vision, Grip Size, Stance Width, Posture and Swing Mechanics. 

The program emphasizes building a balanced and efficient swing from the ground up. Athletes have their own unique biomechanical structure. By analyzing the athlete’s body type and structure, we can identify their ideal athletic position to maximize performance and consistency. When hitters determine their optimal stance width, posture (spine angle) and grip size, the core and leg muscles become fully engaged. This dramatically increases ground force reaction and rotation. As a result of being in balance, the bodies natural swing mechanics will occur in proper sequential order. 
 

During the clinic, players will be divided into small groups where they will have their mechanics, plate setup, stance, swing plane and bat speed evaluated. Specific recommendations and solutions will be offered that are tailored to each individual to enhance the players development of optimal balance and swing mechanics. Players will be taking many swings to apply and feel the new material suggested by the coaches.

About The Pure Swing:
 

The Pure Swing is a Southern California based hitting academy established by 17-year Major League Baseball veteran, former USA Baseball Hitting Coach, Los Angeles Dodger, and Red Sox Hall of Famer Reggie Smith and Ryan Lehr. Smith, a 7-time Major League All Star and World Series Champion, is one of the most sought after hitting instructors in all of baseball. As a Player Director Smith developed some of the top current and former Major Leaguers including 2016 Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Piazza. Together the two bring over 50 years of high-level baseball experience to our students Nationwide. 

Meet Our Team:

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Reggie Smith
 

A 17-year Major League veteran, Reggie Smith spent time with the Boston Red Sox, St Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and as a World Series Champion with the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a young Red Sox player, Smith began learning the art of hitting from the greatest hitter of all time, Hall of Famer Ted Williams. His playing career included seven All-star appearances, a .287 lifetime batting average and 314 career homeruns. After retiring in 1982, Smith began his coaching career where he was the Minor League Coordinator and Major League Hitting Instructor for the Dodgers, where he helped develop four consecutive rookie of the Year award winners from 1992-1996 including Eric Karros, Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi, Todd Hollingsworth. 

Ryan Lehr

Drafted in the 8th Round by the Atlanta Braves in 1997, Ryan Lehr spent 12 years in Minor League Baseball as a third baseman, first baseman and outfielder for the Braves, Angels, Astros, Orioles and Royals organizations. He was fortunate to have played for some great managers including Frank Howard, Steve Yeager, Joe Ferguson and Tim Wallach. He retired in 2008 with a .288 career average and 84 Minor League homeruns. In 2009 he began working as an understudy to Smith, where the two have been working together for over 15 years. 

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