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Ken Van Bogaert

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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
Nov. 26, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2 Color BP balls & Outdoor Tee, Best Tools for Improving Technique..Swing Makeover #24

Use of Evil BP balls and Outdoor Tee work, are really as good as it gets for improving technique. Many do not use the tee. This is a good basic look at how much this can help. Last episode of season 2. Happy thanksgiving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mcc5Ewnt3Qg
Nov. 26, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Bogie thinks MBA Elite, should have allowed us to win worlds, haha Thanks and congrats on a great job.
Nov. 24, 2014
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DeMarini Senior ONE Endload

The balanced is good but a totally different bat than the endload...not as lively in my opinion.. A lot of good senior sticks out there today for sure.
Nov. 23, 2014
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DeMarini Senior ONE Endload

Its too bad more hitters haven't tried this bat. I believe its the longest, highest performing bat I have swung for exit speed and distance. It seems like most are touting the new bats as having 1000 plus swings. I think for most hitters, the Demarini endload will last 300-900 swings...but it gets really good after 100 plus swings. If your looking for a high performance bat...try this one. I would rather have a bat that breaks in sooner and lasts a reasonable amount of swings but with high performance. The candle that burns twice as hot, lasts half as long. What good are extra swings, if they are not at the highest performance. Like you guys, i think this bat is really awesome.
Nov. 21, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Many hitters do not understand completely how the weight transfer works. WE developed a Drill that more easily helps hitters understand and pratice the transition from the stride, weight transfer and finally to hip rotation. Once we are not buried on the back leg anymore, we are able to keep our body angle more correct, and drive the ball to the outfield gaps, as we rotate more easily and powerfully. The episode also shows several hitters at the SSUSA worlds, talking about how they fine tuned mechanics and excelled at the October event. All episodes are an sportstechnique.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtBZPKwyT-E
Sept. 23, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 49 Yr.Old Pat improves Hip Rotation, using a Stronger Stride & Weight Transfer..Swing Makeover 22

Pat was buried on rear foot and in this show, he improves his stride, weight transfer and hip rotation. copy and paste link or subscribe to series on youtube nsken07
complete listing of free shows at www.sportstechnique.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyTFVJm-Oq4
Sept. 18, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

Congrats to Mike and Bobby. Two guys I have played against or seen hit and play. Both great guys, and amazing players. Well deserved ...When we play you guys now, you can relax and rest on your laurels haha...we would appreciate that..bogie and Pope Constructioin 60 major.
Sept. 16, 2014
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50yr.old Joe's Increases Distance 150 Feet by improving Snap, Hips,Stride SM21 Lesson

Joe, a 50 year old, had one of the weakest swings we have seen on swing makeover. Couldn't hit past 180. In the 2 hour lesson, he improved snap, hip rotation, and stride..and hit his first 330 foot Bomb as well as improving line drive performance. Also BEARS spoof on the Worlds Most POwerful Man.."Stay Endloaded My Friends"
All shows are listed on the website www.sportstechnique.com and are free of course...SSUSA is one of our promoted partners in this series and its geared towards rec softball players with an emphasis on seniors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK0Sr6d7tqs

copy and paste link to view.

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