About Mike Bard

Welcome to Mike Bard’s world. It’s all hitting, all the time. Mike has spent the better part of the past 20 years or so studying what makes a truly great hitter. He’s a true student of the art. We believe you’ll enjoy Mike’s humble approach, sense of humor, and earnest effort to put forth usable and impactful educational and instructional hitting information. We’re excited to have Mike on our team, and in short order you’ll understand why.

Mike’s approach is quite advanced, and we suggest you view the videos in the order we display them, as many of the videos build on the previous. We’re just getting going with Mike’s videos, and we’ll be adding many more in the days and weeks to come. So good luck … and hit the ball hard!

Mike Bard’s Video Instruction Sections

Mike's Philosophy

Mike's Philosophy

To be a great hitter, you have to understand not just “what you need to do” but “why you do them” and “how they affect” your performance.

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Five Margins

Five Margins

In this section, Coach Bard talks about his Five Margins. The Five Margins are defined as the hitter’s ability to put themselves back “on time” and…

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Five Inefficiencies in Young Hitters

Five Inefficiencies in Young Hitters

You’ve heard the adage about working smart as opposed to hard, right? Here’s a better idea: Do both. And of course, have fun while you’re doing it. Here Coach Mike shows you how to make all three happen at once, while getting the absolute most out of the valuable time you put in to master the art of raking at the plate.

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Gather to Power

Gather to Power

YSPN360’s hitting guru Mike Bard is back, this time focusing on the Gather to Power portion of his Four Principles of Hitting.

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Separation

Separation

YSPN360’s hitting guru, Mike Bard, takes a look at the importance of proper separation in the hitter’s swing. In the first video, Coach Bard breaks down Separation 1—from the hips to the hands.

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Trifecta

Trifecta

As only Mike Bard can, the YSPN360 hitting guru takes an advanced look at (and breaks down) the correct lead-arm angles during the swing in this Trifecta series, beginning with Part 1: the pre-contact points.

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