PITTSBURGH – Inspiring amateur baseball and softball players through remarkable experiences ‘The Ripken Way’, Ripken Baseball will partner with baseball and softball technology innovator and leader Diamond Kinetics to bring technology and engaging experiences to players at Ripken Baseball tournaments, camps and off-season training instruction.
“We are excited to partner with Diamond Kinetics to collectively leverage technology and maximize the big league experiences we provide at our facilities,” said John Bramlette, Ripken Baseball’s Executive Vice President, Amateur Baseball and Growth. “Diamond Kinetics gives us the tools to help to elevate each players’ potential on the field and in the game of life.”
As the exclusive motion technology partner of Ripken Baseball, Diamond Kinetics’ SwingTracker® sensor and mobile app, along with Axon Sports’ cognitive training technology for pitch recognition, will be utilized and featured at every tournament and camp at The Ripken Experiences in Aberdeen, Maryland, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Players will have the opportunity to try these technologies and compete against other players in a dedicated tech-enabled batting cage at each Ripken Experience location.
As the most comprehensive performance improvement system on the market today, the Diamond Kinetics suite of mobile apps includes:
- Train Your Brain with the Axon Baseball app, which allows players to test their cognitive ability to recognize different pitch types in a fun, engaging, video game-like format.
- Train Your Body with SwingTracker, the cutting-edge sensor technology, which provides instant insight and actionable feedback across 11 different swing metrics.
- Improve Your Game with the DK Expert app, including research-backed training content from national, MLB-level experts across 100+ lessons.
Moreover, Diamond Kinetics’ industry-changing SwingTracker sensor within the knob of the bat (or on the knob of the bat), will be allowed in-game during all Ripken Baseball tournaments and be the exclusive sensor technology approved for in-game use.
“As a youth baseball player I was inspired watching Cal Jr. and Bill play ‘The Ripken Way’,” said Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron. “We are honored to be partnering with Ripken Baseball to bring that same inspiration to today’s youth players in a new and tech-driven way.”
Diamond Kinetics’ and Axon Sports technology allows players to experience the ultimate swing, data and instructional platform upon which to develop their baseball and softball skills. Both technologies are currently utilized by elite college baseball teams including Vanderbilt, Oregon State, Louisville, Clemson and Coastal Carolina as well as premier softball programs that include Oklahoma, Florida, Arizona, Washington and Oregon.
About Diamond Kinetics
Founded in 2013, Diamond Kinetics’ enhances the games of baseball and softball by creating engaging experiences that help players improve and also have fun. We are the market leader in mobile motion technology and information that enables player development, superior equipment fitting, objective scouting and recruiting, and engagement-driven entertainment. We do this leveraging an exclusive license to issued patents from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, deep technical expertise, key strategic partnerships and our love for the game.