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, Nov. 10, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Mizuno Erupt Turf/Cleats

I have pretty much a standard D foot and they fit fine. I think an E foot may be ok too but anything wider than that may be too wide. As of now there are no special extra wide widths....
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Nov. 10, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Mizuno Erupt Turf/Cleats

STL0,
Without a doubt a better built shoe. I have tested several Boombah models and while some of them were light on the feet their durability was never good. I have had numerous players echo that to me as well. This shoe is well made and the cushioning is excellent. I think it will turn out to be very durable as well which is why I have decided to bring them on .
AT18
Tricoach18@att.net
, Nov. 10, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National results

17,
Good to meet you too! You bring up a great point about this event. It may be a 180 difference between Winter Nationals in Florida and the Nationals is Vegas. 325' fences change a lot of things and the ball used here too. Additionally, we had a bit hotter than normal temps which makes a difference in ball flight. Home runs were definitely down and "small ball" and defense really had to be focused on to win here. Both venues/tournaments are always well run and great to play in but have to be strategized a little differently.
I think that 50 Major/Major Plus bracket was loaded with good teams and pretty much anyone could beat anyone on a given day. It was a great event and great seeing everyone out there.
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Nov. 10, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Mizuno Erupt Turf/Cleats

Hi guys,
A lot of discussion back and forth of cleats this season since Tanel is not out there right now. Mizuno had contacted me about their new Erupt 3 turf cleats so I brought some in to evaluate them. The first thing I liked is they come in both a low and 3/4 style. When I tried them on the were true to size and immediately felt both supportive and very "cushy" , almost like a good running shoe. But what I really like is what I think is the versatility of the shoe. If you look at the cleat pattern it consists of a majority of knobby turf cleats but also has a slightly larger 9 cleat pattern interspersed among the turf cleats. The turf cleats themselves are also slightly longer than most turf cleats out there so....what I feel we get is a very comfortable shoe that can be worn in the infield or outfield. Another bonus....water resistance on the outsole. So.....I took some to the SSUSA Winter Worlds this weekend to let players try them out and got a fully satisfied rating from the players that purchased them. One player told me he went to bp early in the morning when the grass was soaking wet from Saturdays evening downpours and his foot stayed dry throughout that. Right now they are only available in black/white but I think they are a nice quality shoe for us players to consider. If you have questions about them contact me at your convenience.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Nov. 9, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National results

Tim,
Thanks for the quick results and also a very well run tournament. See you at the TOC.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Nov. 3, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Softball Camp in Vero Beach, FL

Hemi,
We may just do that. Also, we will be covering several health and nutrition topics this year and concentrating on a very important one :
ACTIVE Recovery for the Senior Athlete. I did a brief outline of the topic today on the forum section at the Team 1 site. There is a lot more to be discussed. We still have spots open so give me a call.

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Nov. 1, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken Ultra II Black at SSUSA winter Nationals in Naples

Hello guys,
I will be at the Naples fields starting Friday morning and will have a table set up with the entire new line of Miken Ultra II Black bats that you can demo and purchase. I will also have some other Miken products there as well including their new awesome Koalition glove line. Come on by and see why the new U2B line is becoming the best selling bat in Senior softball. I will get in town on Thursday and can meet players beforehand as well. Contact me if you want something specific set aside for you as inventory is still a little tight. I should have every size of each of the 3 models on hand for you to see....561-718-7504

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Oct. 30, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Softball Camp in Vero Beach, FL

Always a lot of fun coaching people who are dedicated to getting better at the game and who love the game whether they are make or female. Just to note: you are welcome to stay anywhere you want but we have a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express reserved with a discount. The room block expires November 1 so make your reservations now....See you soon in Vero!
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Oct. 29, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Softball Camp in Vero Beach, FL

I forgot to mention that ladies of any age are welcome at the camp too. We have a few coming this session...
AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Oct. 28, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tanel cleats

Tanel is not making cleats right now. I looked for a good quality viable replacement and Mizunos new line offers some great options in standard and 3/4 models. Most of the guys I worked with in Tanel are now switching over and like the fact that the Mizuno is a bit lighter and slightly more stable. Another nice feature is they have a true turf shoe and a combo turf/cleat option that many outfielders like too. If you need help call me anytime.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Oct. 26, 2015
Tri18
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Softball Camp in Vero Beach, FL

If some of you are coming to Florida to play in the SSUSA Winter National my fall training camp will be the following weekend and will be November 13-15 in Vero Beach, FL. It will be worth playing in a great tournament and then coming to a great camp where you can have a lot of fun and hone your skills with professional instructors. You can reach me at 561-718-7504 for further information or to register. Cost for the camp is $250.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Oct. 24, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

I will be there for sure. I am awaiting Miken to let me know for sure as they are working out details with SSUSA out of respect for them I must have their approval. And then there is the inventory issue....some models/weights are still a bit scarce but each day is getting a bit better on the production line. If you want something specifically, it's best to check with me first so I can do my best to get my hands on them for you. I may have some demo models there too...
AT18
Team1Sports
561-718-7504
, Oct. 17, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

Diesel,
Great topic....pretty much every bat company has differences in finished bat weight versus what it's marked. Usually it's plus or minus .4 ounces or less which GENERALLY speaking can be adapted to by most players. If you are one of those players that thinks or needs a certain tolerance level in weight here is my suggestion and what I now do for players. When they call and voice a specific weight tolerance I literally will weigh each bat in my inventory to get the one within their requested weight range and ship it to them. This way they are happy and their mind is comforted with what they have in their hands. I feel after extensive testing this new Miken bat lineup is certainly the best all around senior package out there but,,,,,
As I have stated many times after studying thousands of hitters and supplying tens of thousands of bats:
1. Choose a TOP TIER bat that feels good in YOUR hands and you will most likely have your best chance of continued success with it.
2. No one bat fits EVERY player.
3. Hitting is 50% mental, 50 % physical and the rest most definitely mental.
(My best attempt at a RIP Yogiism)
4. Some players require more mental than physical and you most likely know who they are....

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Oct. 17, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

Mikens new Ultra is slowly making it's way around the country and receiving rave reviews. Miken is slowly catching up on production and I'm guessing there should be a more regular supply in 3-4 weeks. The demand after Vegas has been high so they are steadily producing and shipping in an attempt to catch up. It was a lot of fun watching guys peeling the wrappers off in Vegas and seeing them knocking balls all over the place! Any questions get with me at 561-718-7504.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Oct. 3, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat demos in Vegas

I got the shipment in in Vegas yesterday. I have a few more with me here again and will be at the Arroyo Grande park to day playing and will have them with me if anyone needs some. Call or text me as my first game is 11:00. This event is definitely the PREMIER event of senior softball. Kudos to Terry Hennessey , Fran and Dave Dowell and their staff for fantastic organization and for making this happen. Do whatever you have to to get your team here next year! Hemi, will receive a shipment at the office on Tuesday...

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Oct. 1, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat demos in Vegas

Hello Guys,
I am leaving for Vegas today and I will be at the managers meeting around 5:00 pm this evening with a few sample Miken Ultra II Black demos for you to see. Miken is sending out a few bats for me to have at Big League Field of Dreams starting around 1:00 or so on Friday after my morning games at 8:00 and 9:30. I will also have demos there that you can take to the cages and hit. Depending on my game schedule Saturday I will be back there then as well. Feel free to call or text me to see my schedule if you would like to see the bats. I should have a few of each model. A HUGE THANK YOU to SSUSA and Terry Hennessy for helping to set this up quickly for us and at the last minute.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
561-718-7504
, Sept. 28, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Release of new Miken Ultra II Black

AZ,
I think you are comparing the new 2 PC U2 Black to the original black one piece version? If so you are correct in the original being the "standard of the industry". Literally thousands of players till prefer it because, it's still darn good! The new U2B is superior in durability and sweet spot and is certainly as lively or slightly more so than the one piece. But....to some players durability is not and issue. To some players they LOVE the one pice balanced feel and have been using it for many years with success. That gets us back to....use the one that feels good in your hands. The new U2B 2 PC comes in a variety of weights and configurations that should fit most players needs and is certainly a worthy choice. My team peeled the wrapper off them this weekend, took a few bp swings, and used them during the entire weekend with all my players enjoying their great feel and performance.

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 26, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Original gray Miken Ultra (without center rod insert) VS. current MIken 2 piece endloads

Dub,
I did play you last year but I was playing with Kevitt as my team was unable to go. This year it will be my team that beats you....lol :)
AT18
, Sept. 24, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Original gray Miken Ultra (without center rod insert) VS. current MIken 2 piece endloads

Lee,
No hype, just trained observation. As I've always said...hit a good quality bat that feels good in your hands and you will hit it best. Not every bat is for every player. And besides...this comparison is purely for fun guys! It will be interesting to see guys who will have a chance to hit both of these bats and again...a fun comparison. And....CAT, you are correct here on your thought. Durability is a BIG difference maker with the new U2 Black as compared to other models. Whatever you swing remember we are blessed to be playing a kids game at our age...

AT18
Team 1 Sports
, Sept. 24, 2015
Tri18
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Original gray Miken Ultra (without center rod insert) VS. current MIken 2 piece endloads

Guys,
This is a fun discussion. I have been asked to compare many bats to the original grey Ultra II. I have never thought so far that anything compared to it. One thing you guys might consider though....remember that when it was originally introduced, the balls being used at the time were 47 cor and 525 compression . MUCH different than the 44/375 balls of today. So do a fair comparison....go get a few Dudley Stadium balls which are 44/450 and not quite as good as the balls we hit in yesteryear. Take one of the NEW Ultra II Black bats from Miken and hit 12 balls with it.....Then let all of us know your opinion. Some good content for a fun message board conversation will arise...!
My ordinal Grey Ultra story: I was under a exclusive bat contract with a different bat company when the grey bat came out. One of my buddies got one and hit with it. He immediately called me and said I want to see you hit with this bat. I took my endorsement contract seriously and politely explained that I was not allowed to do so. He persisted and said what about we go to a field where nobody is so you can just test it out so you can let your company know about it? I agreed as long as it was just him and me and it wasn't in a game so I went to meet him. I warmed up and took my first swing. Line drive and what a different feeling off the bat. The second swing I hit decently again on a line and it left the park in about 2 seconds and went over the fence about 30 or 40 feet. The third swing I took was a flush line drive that was through the infield faster than I thought at the time: than a golf ball. I looked at the bat and shook my head. The 4th swing I took I connected well and the ball easily cleared a full grown row of pine trees and carried on deep into the woods farther than I had ever hit a ball. I stopped, gave him the bat back and told him I'll never swing that bat again. He asked why and I simply said, " I'm afraid I will kill an infielder with that thing." I never swung one again and about 3 weeks later it was banned. So....get with me if you want to try out my test from above, I think you may be surprised....

Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
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