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Dec. 19, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1 day Warmup for the TOC January 3 in Vero Beach

We have some good brackets building up. Great chance to try out some new players or just put a team in for fun. The TOC is coming so get some good practice in...

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 17, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

We have had several calls and emails about spots being open for the camp today. We still have availability for more players so make your plans and call me to lock in your spot.
Merry Christmas to all,

Alan Tanner
561-718-7504
Dec. 16, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

If by chance you don't know Dale let me just say this. Not only will your softball team be greatly enhanced by his abilities, but more importantly your life will be enhanced by having him around you. Any team in the country would be fortunate to have him.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 16, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Steve Roeder

Mario,
Please keep me posted. I'll get the prayer chain going...
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 11, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: non-senior bat question

Oz,
If you are that lucky to hit 44/375 balls with them you will get seniorish (is that a word?!) performance out of them....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 11, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: non-senior bat question

Oz,
The two best bats I have tested for that application are the Miken Freak 52 and DeMarinis Juggernut. Both were engineered specifically for this ball and are among the most popular for my people. If you have more questions you can call me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 8, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Advice for a 48 year old

Macbri,
You may want to consider coming to our Spring Training program in Vero Beach in March. We will have an awesome Advisory Staff to work with you and help evaluate and enhance your skill set.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 8, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

Slo,
The balanced bats very often start out better than the end loads. I have done tests on them and their compression ratings are better than end loads out of the wrapper. That being said both bats perform very well and the one that feels best to you will give you your best results. If you prefer balanced bats the Dudley will certainly deliver. The ones I have tested out of the batch I just received all respond quickly with only a couple being a little stubborn to break in.
Please DO NOT listen to ANYTHING Mario says. I've seen that guy pull a telephone pole out of the ground , chop it down to size a little and hit balls that cannot be found. his opinions are therefor, unreliable...! Lol

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 8, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

No slight taken. I'm just a little guy in a big mans world doing my best...!
Alan
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 5, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Hemi,
My guess is there will be guys hitting it farther than me BEFORE camp starts. Since I only weigh 195 pounds, I try and conserve my strength and energy for the next at bat. Thus, I tell all the giant mashers...I specialize in hitting it 310'! Now when you come watch my boy Ed Starcher hit I promise you you will be amazed at the distance he hits the ball for a senior player.
But all things considered, we have an Advisory Staff and Coaches that not only are proficient hitters, but excellent teachers. Everyone of our Advisory Staff has played softball at a professional level and coached as well. And then consider we have
THE BIG CAT Mike Macenko coming who was the most prolific Home Run hitter of all time.....I truly think we have the staff to help ANYONE elevate their game no matter what level of player they currently are. Don't miss this opportunity!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 5, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

Chip & Laramie,
Both bats mentioned are great choices. The 12" barrel has a slightly smaller sweet spot and is a a little less forgiving although it's performance is excellent. Some of the longest balls I have ever hit with a Dudley were with a 12" 28 ounce model. The 13" seems to take a bit longer to break in and of course it's swing weigh is drastically different from the 12". Those who like more of a true end weighted feel will be happy with the way the 12" feels and swings. The 13" utilizes the same amount of end load so it's overall feel is not overly end weighted. Both are nice choices and the ones that I have tested out of the batch I just received continue to perform well. I have had a couple of the 13" end loads to be a bit stubborn to break in but once they did they were lights out...literally!
Bruce, your story is so funny but true. Over the years I have had people send bats to me they claimed would not perform or were dead and....one of them was so good after I swung it 10 times one of my team mates wanted it. I will say I have seen a few duds here and there but more often than not guys give up too early on the break in process. And...those Big Cats have produced so of the onge at balls I have hit in the last 6 months. If you like a little more end load, the Big Cat is at the top of the heap.
Hope this helps you guys and if you need anything else just pick up the phone anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 4, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: evil 52/300 vs. tattoo 52/300

Hey Bobby Buggs...give me a call at 561-718-7504
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 4, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CST

I still have plenty of room as I just started taking registration a week or so ago. The only thing I would tell guys is to see about coming soon as I got good host hotel rates for Peak tourist season here in Florida but they only give me so many rooms at that price which is about $105. Normally they get $150 and up this time of year so get with me as soon as you can to register for the program. There are also some very good rates on flights into Orlando right now that you can take advantage of. Just an FYI...any of you RV guys there are two nice spots CLOSE by the fields so bring your Rv and drive down . If you don't have one...get a few guys to chip in for the ultimate softball road trip!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 4, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Dale,
Love to have you come down. I just emailed you the form so let me know if for some reason you don't get it....I will also email you the updated schedule for the weekend. Look forward to seeing you...

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 4, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

BIG SPRING TRAINING NEWS FLASH ,!,!

I am thrilled to announce an addition to our already stellar Advisory Staff for the Spring Training program in Vero Beach. It's a guy maybe a few of you have heard of....lol

Thrilled to announce Mighty Mike Macenko will be joining us as an instructor and will also be doing a lecture with me on the Mental Aspects of becoming a Great hitter. I was fortunate to play against Mike for many years and with him a couple of times back in the day. He is truly the Babe Ruth of softball and he will be invaluable to each player that he works with during our program. You definitely don't want to miss out on this program if you are serious about improving your game or if you just want some fun in the sun in Florida before the season kicks in.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 4, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CST

Mario,
Curt has said that he will not be doing Classic Spring Training this year for a variety of reasons. That is one reason I put together my new camp in Vero Beach this year. I would love to have you and any of his former campers down at our Spring Training in Vero Beach March 27-29th.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Dec. 3, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Guys,
The registration forms are done and went out today to those who requested them. If you asked for one and did not get it, please get in touch with me. We still have space for players so get with me if you are interested in coming down for some sun, fun, good food, and of course...softball !

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 3, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BATS COMPARE

Umbach,
A very good question. A lot of guys who loved the original red one piece end load would say it's the hottest bat ever. My personal opinion is agreeing with them FOR THAT TIME PERIOD. However, my testing experience shows the White Miken 2 piece Max to be consistently among the very best at performance against any of the current models of senior bats.
Please note:....
I think a lot of players felt this way about the red one piece because it was known to break in very quickly and achieved high performance levels as quick or quicker than any senior bat and that certainly influenced them. When the white 2 piece Max was introduced, it did not have that quick break in period at all but....2 more model years into it and I think you will find the White Max now breaks in easily and it's performance is truly outstanding. All in all at this time I believe the white 2 piece Max to be the superior bat especially considering it has a better track record in durability as well and is certainly among the very top in senior bats. As far as the Freak Black goes...that's a totally different animal and it's certainly the best workhorse senior bat out there right now and has a WARRANTY. It will take you several hundred cuts to get to it's high performance levels and one of my test bats now has over 2100 swings on it and it's still going. The white Max will have better performance earlier and reaches the very top levels of any senior bat. The Freak Black will take a while to match that...
Hope this helps and if you have any more questions please contact me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Dec. 2, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

OK so here is what you guys have really been waiting for....
The Banquet menu catered by Mulligans, a famous beach front restaurant.

Salad
Grilled Sirloin Steak
Jamaican Shrimp Skewers
Tropical Mahi Mahi or Sea Bass
Mojo Chicken
Rice or potatoes
Vegetable Medley
Dinner rolls
Choice of deserts
Coffee, iced tea, or soda

I told you I like to eat! Lol
See you there,

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports

Dec. 2, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1 day Warmup for the TOC January 3 in Vero Beach

One day with 3 games in your bracket and then single elimination which gives you a 4 game guarantee.
Upper and lower division in 50 & over and there is also a 40 & over division.
6 balls are provided and the entry fee is $250. It's a great 4 field complex and a good opportunity to get some games in to prepare for the TOC in February. Contact me with questions or to enter.
561-718-7504 tricoach18@att.net

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
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