Diamond Kinetics Welcomes Firecrackers Softball As Official Partners

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PITTSBURGH(5 min read) With a mission to provide a level of training to its players that ensures the highest level of social and athletic development and growth, the Firecrackers Softball Inc. is one of the preeminent fastpitch softball organizations in the country and the newest partner program of Diamond Kinetics

Formed in 1990 by Tony Rico and headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., the Firecrackers currently have nearly 200 teams in almost 20 states nationwide.

“I’ve built the brand around trying to help young ladies live up to the motto ‘Play With Honor” and I’ve met the demand of the product,” Rico told flosoftball.com in 2014. “People have to want to come in and subscribe to that philosophy for this to work, which is extending the template of building self-esteem in girls.”

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Taking The Handcuffs Off

PITTSBURGH(1 min read) In Part 8 (and the final installment) of “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate” at the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Master Hitting Instructor Dan Koosed of Pro Swing Rx explains how to use bat sensors such as SwingTracker to create higher exit velocities and elevated launch angles with your swing.

“Give the players the information. Take the handcuffs off and let them see what they can do. And you will reap the rewards with numbers in the ‘W’ column.” – Dan Koosed

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Launch Angle & Exit Velocity: Before And After

PITTSBURGH(1 min read) In Part 5 of “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate” at the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, Pro Swing Rx Master Hitting Instructor Dan Koosed continues his look at different case studies showing the before & after effects of teaching a swing that lends itself to a higher launch angle along with a larger exit velocity.

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‘Unlocking The Handcuffs’ Through Launch Angle & Exit Velocity

PITTSBURGH(1 min read) In Part 4 of Dr. Buddy Clark and Dan Koosed’s presentation at the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate”, Mr. Koosed looks at a case study of an advanced, 12U youth player who increased his exit velocity and launch angle and ultimately, his outcome potential & results.

As Mr. Koosed so eloquently puts it in the above video:

“It’s very easy to teach this stuff when you have the right information to unlock the handcuffs”

In case you missed Parts 1, 2 or 3, of “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate”, please see the embedded video links below.

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The Physics Behind The Results

PITTSBURGH(5 min. read) As part of their presentation “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate” from the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention, Diamond Kinetics co-founder and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Buddy Clark, in conjunction with Master Hitting Instructor Dan Koosed of Pro Swing Rx in Anaheim, Calif., discussed how and why exit velocity and launch angle are so important, relative to hitting success.

In the clip above (Part 3 of our series), Dr. Clark tells us the physics behind the results and why physics dictate that certain launch angles allow for a certain amount of ball travel distance, relative to exit velocity.

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