From swing mechanics to the hitter’s mental approach, 9 Innings of Hitting is one of the most in-depth resources ever written to help baseball and fast-pitch softball players improve as hitters. Troy Silva of Rijo Athletics explains what players and coaches really need to know about hitting, and exposes the common myths and misconceptions taught by coaches today including irrelevant principles that actually hinder on-field performance.

Tailored to hitters who aspire to play at a higher level, 9 Innings of Hitting offers specific insights about proper swing mechanics, how to improve bat speed, pitch recognition, developing the right plan and approach, slow-motion video analysis, sport-specific strength training, and how to put Troy’s concepts to work in training, BP, and games.

Coaches, players, and parents desperately need this information so they completely understand what it takes for players to perform to their full capability. Learn the fundamental hitting principles that Troy has used to help thousands of baseball and softball players unlock their true potential!

“With 9 Innings of Hitting, Troy has successfully integrated the several, yet distinct, components of the complex skill of hitting a well-pitched baseball. He covers the nuances of the biomechanics involved and ventures far beyond simply attributing hitting failures to mechanical flaws.”

Ed Cheff

Retired baseball coach, Lewis-Clark State College

'A must read for all coaches and players if you want to get a better understanding of how to develop a great approach to becoming a better hitter. I particularly love the chapters on the Mental Approach to hitting, it is outstanding!'

Ken Johnson

Retired HS and College Coach/ Eisenhower HS, Walla Walla CC and Washington St University