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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How To Determine Launch Angles in the Batting Cage

PITTSBURGH(3 min read) As part of Dr. Buddy Clark and Dan Koosed’s presentation at the 2017 ABCA Convention How Technology Unlocked My True Potential At The Plate“, Mr. Koosed – Master Hitting Instructor at Pro Swing Rx in Anaheim, Calif. – touched on a topic at the crux of today’s modern swing instruction.

How to first understand (and then teach) the ideal swing to achieve the best possible launch angle results.

As Mr. Koosed points out in the above video, combining high exit velocity with a launch angle between 10° degrees and 30° degrees will likely lead to the best desired outcome. 

However, if one is not able to spend thousands of dollars on modern-day, high-tech equipment that can measure that specific metric, how does one go about calculating launch angles in order to have the ability to properly teach it? 

As Mr. Koosed illustrates in our video, there is a quick, easy, simple way that involves turning one’s batting cage into a measuring device with just a few pieces of tape and a tape measure.

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