The Physics Behind The Cause

PITTSBURGH – As part of his presentation “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate” at the 2017 ABCA Convention, Diamond Kinetics’ co-founder Dr. Buddy Clark tells us the ‘physics behind the cause’ and how SwingTracker can give players and coaches insight into what needs to happen during the swing in order to get higher launch angles, combined with increased exit velocity.

Moreover, Diamond Kinetics’ Technical Advisor Dr. Alan Nathan offered up a series of thoughts yesterday, stemming largely from the same viewpoint relative to bat/ball contact point, approach angle and what is necessary to achieve maximum distance and/or exit velocity.

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Diamond Kinetics Adds St. Mary’s As Collegiate Partner

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PITTSBURGH (1 min read) – Diamond Kinetics is very pleased to announce the addition of the St. Mary’s Gaels as its newest collegiate partner program.

Led by 2016 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year Eric Valenzuela, Saint Mary’s won its first-ever West Coast Conference regular season title and WCC Tournament championship in 2016, going 33-25 (the program’s most wins since 1977).

SMC made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2016 as WCC Tourney champs, facing Coastal Carolina and Navy in the Raleigh Regional. Moreover, the Gaels had four players drafted in the 2016 MLB Draft, including All-American Corbin Burnes in the fourth round.

Heading into 2017, SMC returned preseason All-American Zach Kirtley and 18 other letterwinners from last year’s WCC champion team, and added 12 freshmen.

The Gaels currently sit at 11-5 on the year, having faced both Washington and Vanderbilt for a combined seven games in non-conference play.

How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate

PITTSBURGH(2 min read) Full video of Dr. Buddy Clark and Master Hitting Instructor Dan Koosed’s presentation “How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate” at the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention.

During the presentation, Dr. Clark – the founder of Diamond Kinetics – and Mr. Koosed – owner and operator of Pro Swing Rx in Anaheim, Calif. – discuss the importance of how the right combination of exit velocity and approach angle can maximize your potential output.

Moreover, the duo discusses how technology – including Diamond Kinetics’ SwingTracker and inMotion Systems’ HitTrax – can help measure and quantify these metrics for players and coaches.

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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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