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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
Nov. 30, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Mr. Mike,
Give me a call at 561-718-7504 when you have a minute....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 30, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Yeah ...always thinking, always thinking. I got sucked into that dumb mall myself yesterday. I WAS THINKING I could use a new pair of running shoes for a good price. When I left I had NO RUNNING SHOES but I spent $300 on pants and dress shoes! So now I'm THINKING.....
Where did I go wrong? ,!

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 30, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Old Stool, now that's funny but can you hit a softball 2100 times with the brick phone and it not break like the Freak Black has done? Lol
If you can I might be tempted to buy one!

Alan
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 28, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

The cost for the weekend including the banquet is $225 and you can save $25 by paying in full by the end of December. Otherwise you can reserve your spot now for $125 and pay the balance of $100 by the end of January. Extra banquet tickets are available for the discounted price of $25 for spouses or friends. The banquet will be a awesome menu plus a informative seminar.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For those of you with concerned spouses or girlfriends this may get you your ticket to come....The host hotels are located literally in the parking lot of the famous VERO BEACH OUTLET MALL. if your spouse googles that, she may very well be the one who calls me to register YOU for the weekend and comes along for a fun weekend with you. $200 for your entry pales in comparison....LOL
I will say this again, get your rooms quickly as this is one of the busiest times in South Florida and hotels fill up. Look forward to seeing you there.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 26, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Update:
We just added 2 more members to our Advisory Staff

Carlos Wade: former Professional player and perennial All Star who will be entering the 60 division. Watch him become one of senior softballs premier home run hitters in the 60's but come to camp and let his extensive hitting skill knowledge help you become a better hitter.

Chris Wilson: still a 40 year old young buck but Chris has been a Conference level player for years. His coaching skills and dedication to the science of hitting makes him a great instructor. He will be a great asset in helping you hone in footwork and defensive skills too.

Wait till I post the most important thing: the menu at the banquet ! For you guys that know me I believe life is too short to eat subpar food. The banquet will be just as outstanding as our Advisory Staff.

Don't miss out, call me at 561-718-7504 to reserve your spot.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 26, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Hemi,
I'm not quite that high tech yet! My website is good evidence of that! When guys call me to register I will send out their forms to them. Btw: for you guys that have already registered I will start emailing forms most likely on Monday.
Thanks,

Alan
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 23, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Registration opens tomorrow? You can call me to reserve a spot and I will email you a short registration form so I have a little background about each player and if there are some specific things they want to try and work on or if they just want to come for some good overall workouts and instruction. This will help me and the other coaches get some familiarity with the players before camp and will allow us to help them better. I have 2 host hotels and several restaurants and bat companies lined up helping to sponsor the event. I'm happy to speak with anyone in detail and or take registrations.

Alan Tanner
561-718-7504
Nov. 21, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Myself, Dave Reed, Ed Starcher, Jason Kendrick plus a couple more. All of us have played and /or coached at professional levels and work with athletes regularly. I also work on exercise, nutrition, and hydration needs and am a certified consultant as well. It will be fun and informative .

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 21, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

The schedule has been finalized and it's going to be a lot of fun and informative too. Plus...our camp Advisory Staff is as good as it gets for. SENIOR event. One of the sessions will have the staff doing a hitting and hr exhibition after which any of the campers can try and match their output to win prizes. Among others we will have in the hr exhibition:
Myself
Davey Reed senior softball legend and Hall of Famer
Jason Kendrick of Combat Sports one of softballs best all around players ever
Ed Starcher formerly of STEELES , Sunbelt and Dan Smith and one of senior softballs longest hitters.
It's going to be a blast of an event. Get with me for info or to register as we are limiting it to 70-80 players so we can have as much individual attention as possible.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Nov. 19, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

There will be professional coaches and hitting instructors that will be working with each player both offensively and defensively. The 4 fields will be divided so that a player can choose to go to a field where he/she can work on their defensive position or working on hitting fundamentals. This camp will allow a player to be able to accelerate their game in every aspect including seminars involving the mental aspects of becoming a great slow pitch hitter and even nutritional , workouts, and hydration strategies for the SENIOR athlete. The entire focus is on senior softball players. There will be a lot of fun stuff too including the home run challenge where players can match their skills against professional and Hall of Fame hitters and the latest and greatest bats to demo. It will be a SENIOR camp second to none and of course it's in SUNNY, South Florida. Where else can you leave the snow and come hit softballs with the latest and greatest bats in the business with professionals? Lol

Don't be left out, there is limited space available.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504

PS: what else is necessary? A fantastic SPORTS Bar and Grill with discounts to camp attendees who is the official watering hole of the camp 3 minutes from the field!
Nov. 19, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

I've had several calls about the closest airports. Vero Beach is pretty much right between either Orlando or West Pal Beach airports so either of those are good. There are also smaller regional airports in Sanford and Melbourne I believe. If you have more questions feel free to contact me.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 18, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

I forgot to add...the program is designed for 50 and over men and 40 and over women...ie...it's taylor end for the needs of SENIOR players only. There will also be equipment demos, a fitness and nutrition seminar for SENIORS, and of course games and a great banquet.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 18, 2014
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Hello Guys,
If anyone is interested in a weekend of Softball Spring training in sunny Vero Beach Florida March 27/28/29 2015 please get in touch with me for more information. The program will be instructional as well as skill challenges and games.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
Tricoach18@att.net
Nov. 15, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

My bat is a 28 ounce and we are now over 1800. I have many hundreds of hits on 26's and 27's as well.

Alan Tanner
Team1 Sports
Nov. 14, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

JDub and friends,
Bat spec compliance is accomplished during preliminary testing on bats submitted to the lab for testing. Production bats must be the same as bats provided for testing purposes. It's common knowledge that composite bats perform better after break in. What's not common knowledge yet is that the engineers and design teams working for major bat company's come up with NEW design and technology that is creating better bats for us. By better I don't necessarily mean "hotter" bats that cheat bpf specs but bats that get to acceptable levels AND are durable enough to stay there now for extended periods of time. That is our advantage as senior players and consumers as we get a longer high performance life out of some of these models now. Do they ridiculously exceed specs? No they don't they just stay there longer and give us a better usable life span.
JDub...you don't like the "stoopid" bats so why use one? Lol When is technology too much? Should we just go back to wood bats? Should we throw out our cell phones and insist on getting a rotary phone on the wall only? I am being a little cynical here but I don't have an answer for that.Start your own crusade ! Maybe a senior wood bat tourney series?
It's each players choice to choose what they like and I'm just happy to be playing again...

Alan Tanner
Tricoach18@att.net
Team 1 Sports
Nov. 13, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Dan,
That's hilarious.better get a cool cloth for the forehead too!
AT18
Nov. 12, 2014
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Dan,
Not really. The Freak is an end loaded bat and doesn't require the extensive break in that most triads needed. Additionally, the Freak Black reaches HIGHER levels of performance sooner than the Blackout did ! And I would say reaches levels the Blackout DID NOT and ....
HAS A ONE YEAR WARRANTY. I think all things considered the Freak Black is a much better option.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
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