Developing the hands of a perfect swing. Created by Ben Boulware of America’s Baseball Camps and Baum Bat owner. Craig Nettles the 6-time Major League All-Star, 5-time World Series contender. “One of the best training tools I have seen in years!” says Craig.
We designed the hitting disk specifically for teaching proper swing fundamentals to the thousands of players enrolled at America’s Baseball Camps all across North America.
“The swing plane is on of the most important aspect in hitting. Bottom line, the longer you stay through the ball the better your swing is. This tool is perfect for that as I think all hitters would benefit greatly from this product.” Steve McFarland, Professional Coach – Chicago Cubs
The Hitting Disk™ teaches a simple, but fundamental bat-swing motion and allows you to properly repeat it over and over without fatigue and strain. It’s fun to use, really inexpensive and proven effective! Practice a proper swing & approach every time! The Hitting Disk is actually the basis for a fundamental palm-up, palm-down hitting drill. You work on throwing your hands toward the pitcher and building a keen understanding of the angles of your swing. Once the Hitting Disk leaves your hands you get instant feedback if you rolled your hands too early, or are approaching the ball upward. Rolling your hands over too early will show a ground ball and the disk will not fly. Approaching the ball with an upward swing will make the disk fly upwards. If you’ve used proper from, the Hitting Disk will leave your hands and take off like a line drive!
Just a bit of practice can really improve your batting speed and power. Remember, the more consistent your swing plane and hand position, the more consistent your hitting will be. Created for any age. Practice indoors! Beginners and coaches alike can benefit from using the Hitting Disk™. It’s lightweight and soft so you can use it indoors or out to work on building batting fundamentals anytime.
About Ben Boulware
Boulware grew up in Northern California where he had the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series in 1984 with Los Gatos LL. Going into high school he was selected as the "Freshman of the Year" in all of Northern California by High School Baseball. Made many All-Region, All-County and All-State teams throughout high school along with some record-breaking awards at Los Gatos High School. Made the Area Code teams for California and was drafted by the Montreal Expos out of high school. He chose to go to college in San Luis Obispo at Cal Poly where he helped them into two College World Series and became an Alaska Collegiate Summer League All-Star with the MatSu Minors in 1992. In 1993 he was drafted in the 7th round by the Chicago White Sox and in 1994 was a Minor League Batting Champion with a .334 Average for the South Atlantic League. Played professional baseball for five seasons before leaving the game to pursue his business career and family.
Once Boulware left the game his passion for competition did not stop. He went off to start his own businesses, and still to this day runs multiple businesses.
He was a baseball sports agent for five years while starting and growing baseballcamps.com that since 1997 has conducted over 3000 camps, instructed 100,000 players in 40 states and in 10 countries. He has been coaching/assistant coaching since 1997 at different high schools and at college levels nationwide helping 1000's of players with private and team instruction from youth through the professional level. During that time he has had a hitting aid product call the "Hitting Disk" accompanied by a DVD series of hitting called the "Hitting Zone". In 2005 he started collegebaseballcamps.com and abcsportscamps.comthat handles all the camp registrations, websites, seo, and camp software for over 1200 college programs nationwide. In 2017 there were over 100,000 camp registrations collected becoming one of the largest camp registration services in the country.
In 2015 Boulware added a baseball bat company, Baum Bats, to his business collection. Baum is a wood composite bat company that has been around since 1993, and to this day makes close to 20,000 baseball bats selling to almost all the MLB teams as well as college and high school players worldwide. Baum is based in Phoenix, Arizona and continues to grow.