Developing Explosive Bat Speedby Miles Noland
Train yourself to perform at optimum capacity with these instructional videos on increasing your bat speed. In this baseball coaching course Miles Noland shows you what the top hitters in the world are doing to develop jaw-dropping power at the plate.
Developing Explosive Bat Speed features drills that reinforce the movements needed to create maximum bat speed.
My name is Miles Noland, and working with baseball players is my passion. Growing up I loved the game, and worked very hard at it, which allowed me to play 4 years of college baseball, despite being undersized. When I went to college I expected to learn a lot and progress as a baseball player. However, after the first couple weeks of practice, I realized my mother knew more about teaching baseball than my head coach did.
Being at a small school, we didn’t have much help from assistant coaches either. Not only did I learn nothing from my college coach, he could easily be described as verbally abusive to many players, and this made baseball not very fun. I loved baseball so much, yet, this was a time when I did not enjoy the game. I stuck it out, and even though I was starting, things were still very unenjoyable.
At the conclusion of my career I vowed to learn about the game as much as possible, and to give baseball players a better experience than the one I had. In that moment I knew I had learned about how not to coach, and I was going to be the best coach possible. I was never going to let any athlete under my care go through what I had to.
I’ve been blessed to coach all different types of kids, and this challenges me every day to come up with good answers to the questions they have. And I love sharing this knowledge with others who want the best for their baseball players. I have been fortunate to speak at the University of Kentucky camps, The International Youth Baseball Coaches Association Conference, along with many others. I have had help developed 33 players who have been drafted or signed professional contracts.
My goal now is to pass this knowledge on to those players, parents, and coaches who are interested in being the best they can be, without taking shortcuts. I’ve been at a lot of different levels, and coached many different types of players, and this has allowed me to develop a system that is very effective for players at all different levels. I love winning, but that’s not why I coach. There will always be another championship, another season, and the winners are quickly forgotten.
I coach because I love developing character. Instilling confidence, work ethic, and perseverance in athletes is what I value, because I know these traits will carry over to every day life.