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Ken Van Bogaert

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Darlington, WI

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Men's 55

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April 27, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

I can't believe Imlay made 4 outs, haha...he is amazing..both as a hitter and a person. Major ++
April 23, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WOODLAWN HITTING CLUB?

Dave Pops North's email is woodlawnone1@verizon.net He can fill you in..they use a mix of 44 375 with some evil 2 color bp balls. Very few high compression balls...they are bat conscious. 50 pitch guarantee then a fun breakfast and bs afterwards. Mostly seniors. Dave will look at your swing for you if you ask...and offer advice from a Hall of Famer and one of the best power hitters ever in that area. He's 76 now, but often pitches 400 balls at the club and can still hit it great when his legs feel ok.
April 23, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: This is for Bogie

That's a great idea, but sadly I will be planting corn and soybeans and not making the tournament...Ill be at Midwest Championships, Elgin and the Minneapolis tournaments if you guys will be attending. Hope the weather is good for all of us next weekend.
April 22, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: This is for Bogie

Gary...sorry to have missed you at the club...always enjoy hitting with you! Actually 3 of the next 4 episodes are edited and they focus on dealing with age..injury..and showing lessons with 70 and 80 year old athletes...it's an age group that I totally respect and enjoy watching their dedication...if you have any input email me for future use and I'd love to find an anti aging pill ha 61 seems bad enough
April 21, 2015
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hot Bats and Hrs

Gary, Great points and as far as taking bp with senior bats, I can't agree more. Why not get an ASA or Utrip for bp with a return, or buy last years model cheap on ebay and use it for bp? It is addicting and perhaps good for the confidence to use the gamer in bp or pregame, but once the bats get hot, the swings seem limited. I think there are some premiem performance senior bats that do not have the longevity of other models..and to use the short breakin on these and then keep as gamers is a good strategy. Those who feel that can't resist do have some alternatives in the longer lasting Dudleys and Nightmares, which is nice, but ultimately once a bat gets red hot, it seems like they all have limited swings left. Do you think the homerun rules have more seniors swinging more for basehits first, and then the long power is harder to turn on.... or do you think the ball/bat combo outside of vegas and old age just shuts down the 60s power?
April 15, 2015
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Gimmick

Bruce,
with my back injury, i didnt get to swing much at Spring Training.. but I did take some dry swings with the Easton Torq, and I felt like it made my wrists snap more and separate the snap from the roll. That was what I understood its use was from Helmer. I understood the concept and could feel it, just didnt have the opportunity to be healty and swing the bat live and hard...and see how it felt full swinging....guess we will see how others feel and if they buy it. I had the Steeles axehandle bat and within 100 swings, both sides flattened out, ha...I know what you are feeling on that.
April 11, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Want More Power? Get Arm Extension within the Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover #29

Thanks..and if you go to www.sportstechnique.com
And look under youtube/swing makeover..all shows are listed in order from start..have descriptions and direct link to show you can click on. For those interested...it's easy access and free.
April 9, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Want More Power? Get Arm Extension within the Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover #29


This is one of our better instructional pieces. We use top pro's to demonstrate this technique and also 4 drills to learn it more easily. I also have a plug in it for Big Cat 844s bat speed drill and a plug for our friend Dave and Seniorsoftballbatreviews. An appearance by the Worlds Most Powerful Hitter.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWY9bnHRGOY
March 30, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #28..The Steps & Drills of our Teaching System

Swing makeover #28...The Step and Drills to our Hitting System is up. This does a good job of putting the teaching system out in the order of progression of how we learn the steps and drills. While the other 27 episodes have various in depth teaching, this show will give the flow and progression in the correct order. It also features a DeMarini Senior One review by a senior athlete as well as Bear and Dave's system for picking up balls. Gene Smith of Softball Magazine announces their first ever SENIOR training camp, which will be in Cocoa Beach Florida the first week of December of 2015...very exciting news for the SSUSA senior community. A technique driven teaching camp, first class all the way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMsO5sYxB4
Feb. 19, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #27 Top Pro's discuss Basehit Strategies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1cNrb3k8oc

The top pros in the game, show how they differ in basehit strategy. The first in a series of more advanced basehitting
Feb. 3, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Correcting a downswing, brings BIG results." Swing Makeover Episode 26

Featuring 5 rec to major hitters, these athletes had swings at a down angle, which resulted in cleaved pop flys and weak ground balls. The key to fixing was to LOWER on rear leg during stride to set body angle, hold power as long as possible and develop a rhythm. Also swinging in an arc vs. forward linear lunging, kept angle more intact.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvOCQ-GFuoQ
Jan. 9, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Improve Game Performance..Focus on BATHEAD into the BALL Swing Makeover 25

I would say on all good swings, since there is a stride and the body must come forward the length of the stride and because the hips rotate fully, the rear foot will be dragged on the toe forward (or even behind the hitter) or come up in the air momentarily during hip rotation and weight transfer...As the rear hip rotates, it goes from facing the catcher to facing home plate...rotates 90 degrees plus or minus, so it moves forward some in its arc. I think the back foot dragging or lifting momentarily, is a good indication of a positive stride and weight transfer and of a good rotation of the hips and body. Watch good swings on and you see it. Reasons for you being buried on back foot...Good chance one of the above.
Jan. 9, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Improve Game Performance..Focus on BATHEAD into the BALL Swing Makeover 25

Good hitters drill to learn the techniques of hitting, but use a simple focus at the plate. If you are struggling in game situations, this episode shows how to think only of the body pulling and snapping the bathead into the ball. Its an amazingly simple and effective way to create a natural swing and eliminate overthinking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4oEX7JP6s0
Jan. 5, 2015
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dave "Duke" Dukelow player/manager Roberts/Pope 60 major...passes today

Its a tough day and its hard to post this, but Duke, the manager, player and supporter of our team and of senior softball passed away today at 62. Duke had been diagnosed with a severe rare form of cancer a few months ago and today had a heart attack during treatment and passed away.
He was the one who formed the Robert's Construction (now Pope Transport)12 years ago or so, and was one of the most well known senior players. He was a great player, manager and an even better person...he loved socializing and meeting new opponents who quickly became tight friends. The same team he started with, still had most of its original members playing on the current Pope Transport 60 major/major plus team. It was testimony to the outstanding way he treated people and how he made softball more than just the game..he helped create a lifetime connection of friends and fun travel. If you met Duke, then you surely met his wife Peggy, who was a partner in all they did to promote the sport and team. Duke made it mandatory to tailgate at the end of each game in the parking lot and opposing players often stopped by and tipped one at Dukes invitation. It made for a very social atmosphere and created friendship and good will with all teams, umpires and fans.
I can't express fully in words what he meant to us and the senior community..including his friendship with Fran and Dave...and their entire organization.. but thought Id pass this on so all of you who knew him, might remember the big man with a smile.
Ken Van Bogaert
on behalf of (Roberts)/Pope Transport Team
Dec. 14, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Boggie

Roger did offer advice..he's a great hitter and great to meet up with you. Best of luck and look forward to playing against you in 60 plus.
Dec. 14, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Like the points you make Tim..Eurskine..It really seems to vary so much from player to player. Many say utrip they feel a need to catch up to a fast utrip pitch, as for bat size, Connell swings like a 27 balanced and hes a beast, yet a smaller but still powerful Blackburn swings a 29 endload, so it just varies so much. I think if a senior has good hips and legs, they do more of the work and are stronger muscles, so if you can go heavier for senior play, mass in a bat helps if you can handle it.
Dec. 14, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Tim has good points, but to clarify what we teach, we often refer to a good swing as a natural power swing, with a rotational emphasis on the hips. In truth, if you look at any good swing, there is really no rotational or linear, its a combination. Coil is rotational, stride is linear, hips and body rotate, but as they do there is an extension of the arms which is linear within the rotation of the body, and the torqueing of the wrists is rotational. All the elements need to be in balance. We put emphasis on the hip and body rotation as a teaching point, because its what we see break down the quickest with the hitter using only upper body and arms.
Dec. 13, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Roger, had a lot of fun at Cape Coral and certainly you showed us why you are a Hall of Famer...great job and nice to see you again and that powerful swing. Wayne, yep, I know what your saying about rotation being hard on back...I have a herniated L5 disk so I feel your pain..but if a hitter wants consistency and power...we have to use the hips and this can be painful on the back. I guess if its bad enough...a linear punch swing is about all an athlete can do, if you can't swing in an arc. I really can't find any way to get the consistency and line drive power in tandem, without using hip rotation and a rotational swing.
Dec. 7, 2014
bogie
Topic: Associations
Discussion: ISA Hall Of Fame.

Well deserved and excited to see such a great player get in..Saw him play many times and what a swing! congrats to Billy.
Nov. 26, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2 Color BP balls & Outdoor Tee, Best Tools for Improving Technique..Swing Makeover #24

Yes Sir, week one be good to see you again...Im driving by Atlanta on my way home when I go to Florida, if we aren't in a rush, Ill call you and see if we can hit...be in a couple of weeks...you had a great swing going at worlds bruce.....have a great holiday
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