Babe Ruth League Partners With Diamond Kinetics To Bring Cutting-Edge Motion Technology To Over 1 Million Youth Baseball & Softball Players
HAMILTON, N.J./PITTSBURGH – With a well-known stature as one of the leading organizations in youth baseball since 1951, the Babe Ruth League, Inc. will partner with baseball and softball technology innovator Diamond Kinetics to bring cutting-edge tools and training content to Babe Ruth League coaches, parents, and players, helping every player improve their skills and have more fun playing the game.
As the official motion technology partner of the Babe Ruth League, Diamond Kinetics will give over 1 million youth players on 10,000 teams across the country access to the best technology available in baseball and softball today.
“Our mission is for players of all abilities to be able to participate in baseball and softball.” said Steven Tellefsen, President and CEO of Babe Ruth League, Inc.
“We believe that Diamond Kinetics and Axon Sports will help our players at all levels become better hitters, pitchers, and all around athletes, and as a result they will continue to enjoy playing baseball and softball. Diamond Kinetics is a worthy motion sensor technology partner for Babe Ruth League and we are very pleased to be able to have their training devices available to our players and coaches.”
As part of the partnership, Diamond Kinetics’ technology will be available for such BRL events as the Cal Ripken Baseball Major/70 World Series, Babe Ruth Baseball, Babe Ruth Softball and Bambino Buddy-Ball.
Away from the field, Diamond Kinetics and the Babe Ruth League will collaborate to create fun, simple and intuitive training resources for all BRL coaches and players, with the main focus of allowing teams of all age groups to compete against each other online and coast-to-coast.
Diamond Kinetics will also to use its industry expertise to educate BRL members in their monthly newsletter about what’s new with technology in baseball and softball, and how it’s being utilized.
Additionally, Diamond Kinetics will be providing exclusive discounts to all parents, players, and coaches of the Babe Ruth League.
“The Babe Ruth League has been one of the preeminent youth baseball organizations for decades and has provided a home for many of the best youth players over the years,” Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron said. “We are very pleased and excited to partner with BRL to continue to inspire today’s youth players and the advancement of the game through fun and technology.”
As the most comprehensive technology-based performance improvement system on the market today, Diamond Kinetics creates the ultimate training platform for any player – hitter or pitcher.
SwingTracker – the cutting-edge, sensor-based swing system that attaches directly to the knob of the bat – captures eleven swing metrics across four core components of the swing (Power, Speed, Quickness, Control), unlocking unbelievably powerful information and tools for coaches and players.
Use SwingTracker to compare your swing data to that of other players, ranging from Youth through Professional and see how you stack up against your peers or players older than you.
View instant 3D animation of your swing plane/swing path alongside the swing metrics you choose. Compare the 3D animation of two swings overlayed on top of each other or side-by-side.
Take video of your swing through the SwingTracker app to analyze specific metrics in real-time for more productive batting sessions. Create customized groups and connect with teammates to compare data. Build metric-based leaderboards. Access tools that enable for deeper swing analysis.
“SwingTracker is an outstanding tool that helps our players and coaches at Team Elite view data and information to help each individual player with their specific needs to improve,” said Brad Bouras, Owner/GM of the Georgia-based organization Team Elite Baseball. “Between our coaching staff, the players, and the parents, everyone was completely blown away with the results.”
Step out of the box and onto the mound to utilize the world’s first smart baseball.
PitchTracker, a first-of-its-kind, revolutionary smart baseball will change the way players and coaches train, analyze and understand the pitching motion. As a regulation spec, full-grain leather baseball PitchTracker mimics the exact look and feel of a normal baseball, giving it a familiarity that players will understand and appreciate.
Paired to the PitchTracker app via Bluetooth, the smart ball currently measures six pitching metrics – velocity, spin rate, extension, time-to-the-plate, timing delivery and reach back to release – and also allows for video capture and data sync through the mobile app to see exactly how body movement affects key metrics.
Pitch charting features and custom bullpens allow players and coaches to see and track the consistency of hitting locations with different pitches through a simple, easy-to-use interface that eliminates the need for paper.
“As a former big league pitcher and father of two middle school baseball players, I know the game is changing, players are changing, and technology is a key driver of both,” said former MLB All-Star Matt Clement. “PitchTracker creates a new avenue for how pitchers will train, and how coaches will teach, that’s powerful, fun and intuitive.”
About Babe Ruth League
Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Hamilton, NJ. Since its establishment in 1951, it now serves over 1 million participants worldwide in Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Softball, and Bambino Buddy Ball. It is the mission of Babe Ruth League, that every player who has a desire to play the sport shall be afforded the opportunity.
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.