Parent: Approach Course

Ryan Basham · August 12, 2021

What is a “Hitting Approach”?

Your approach is the game plan that you take into each pitch of every at-bat. 

The hitting approach is unique to each hitter and should be responsive to each game situation. So the game plan may vary slightly from pitch to pitch and at-bat to at-bat. 

Developing your own approach requires that you do some exploration and fact-finding. For this reason, the Approach Course is going to be different than the rest of the courses in Hitting Made Simple. This course is made up mostly of questions. We will provide you with some ideas that have worked for others in certain situations, but ultimately, your answers to the questions in the course are what will lead you to develop your own best plan of attack.

Improving your approach will help you…

  • Get a clearer picture of yourself as a hitter
  • Improve nearly all other hitting elements, including your mechanics
  • Increase your percentage of productive at-bats
  • Become a more complete hitter
  • Map out a path to future success

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About Instructor

Ryan Basham

Ryan was a 3-time All-State selection at Lowell High School (Lowell, IN) during his prep career. His career batting average is among the top 5 all-time in the state of Indiana. He went on to play 3 years at Michigan State University. As a two-time All-Big Ten selection and two-time team MVP, Ryan was then drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 29th round in 2006. After an injury kept him from playing in the Blue Jays organization, Ryan played 5 years of independent professional baseball. After moving with his family to the Indianapolis area in 2013, Ryan was employed by Roundtripper Sports Academy in Westfield, IN, for 3 years as a hitting instructor and head coach for their 15U Indiana Mustangs teams. In 2016, Ryan opened his own training location, Basham Baseball, in Whitestown, IN. Also in 2016, he joined the Indy Titans as a head travel baseball coach at the high school level, where he has coached ever since. Ryan is an OnBaseU Certified instructor.

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons
  • 33 Topics
  • 1 Quiz