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Ken Van Bogaert

Location:
Darlington, WI

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Men's 55

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, Aug. 24, 2016
bogie
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Why are there rules?

Dave, you always address things with such wisdom...can i hire you to explain some of my logic to my wife??? It might be a challenge even for you ha..bogie
, Aug. 22, 2016
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bats

They had a 27oz and 28oz Rocket Launcher that they are demoing at the Woodlawn Hitting Club and I thought the bat had really great performance. Its very endloaded but it was broken in when I hit it and one of the top performing bats out there in my opinion...Pops, who runs the club, is 77 and he liked it real well too. I don't know how many swings on it to break it in, but maybe you just need more swings, with hard balls to get it going.
, Aug. 19, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shoulder Torque and 3 Critical Steps of the Bathead Snap. Swing Makeover #44

Seldom discussed, shoulder torque can be a focus that can help hitters enhance the rotation and body angle. Those who lunge, have injury or back and joint problems, may find the hips maxed out and especially can benefit from the improved body angle and rotational speed. Also we discuss the 3 critical steps needed for a good bat head snap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqzRKzx9Y7M
, Aug. 16, 2016
bogie
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting tee

Steve when do you ever struggle...hopefully just one game against us in worlds, ha jk. Gtee is excellent, fits in your bag easily and is durable. Other good products out there too.
, Aug. 7, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #42...The Power Lag, sets up an Explosive Bathead Snap.

edit fixed...ha ive considered it!

One of our most important technical episodes. If we get our hands back and focus on using the hip and shoulder rotation
to stab and drive the hands and knob at an up angle and to the inside, we will develop a powerful lag, which in turn will
set the angle and motion needed to achieve an almost automatic snap. Holding the arms back and the lag just for that last split second, sets up that last split second more of rotation, before the explosive extension of the arms, torque of the wrists that will snap the bat head into the ball. The Slide Tube is shown in detail, and how such a simple piece of equipment can help develop such a complex swing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzkElVD6LAY
, Aug. 7, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #42...The Power Lag, sets up an Explosive Bathead Snap.

This had errors in youtube upload..reuploading sorry.
, Aug. 6, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #42...The Power Lag, sets up an Explosive Bathead Snap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1pIkS-b_vg

Powerful lag makes the snap happen much easier and more consistently. A position all great hitters achieve.
, Aug. 3, 2016
bogie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: who won at the ISA WORLDS in Columbus

Columbus was great that at 60plus we had 3 nice major teams to play, then 2 games in major plus. Wish we had more teams in Lansing...competition would be of great benefit, but not many teams for the long travel.
, Aug. 2, 2016
bogie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: who won at the ISA WORLDS in Columbus

60plus Kinnco played great and destroyed our Pope team. Myself and half the team hit poorly, due in part to Face's tough pitching. They will be another strong 60plus team in vegas. Great fields and well run tourney. Congrats.
, July 23, 2016
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How Many Knob Cuffs??

We had a swing makeover show on it last year, and on a thread here, someone on SSUSA came on as I recall and said it was legal for SSUSA. I have used 2, one of each hand, the past 5 years in SSUSA regionals and worlds as well as local ASA play, and never had it questioned by an ump.
, July 13, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Larry Carter Signature Senior Bat Review and Interview

DeMarini has come out with an excellent midload senior bat that has top end peformance and so far has very good durability. Its namesake is Larry Carter...and this also contains a short interview and swings from the great Larry Carter. Its the best DeMarini bat to come out in my opinion, in the last few years for most rec guys who don't want an overwhelming endload. Alot of great senior bats out there, and this one is one of the best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okmxmre5mRA
, June 21, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #41 6 Rules of a Powerful Bathead Snap

Bret outlines 6 Rules of developing a powerful bathead oversnap. Pros demonstrate the technique. Also Doug Johnson, utrip hall of famer, discusses being loose and relaxed. All swing makeover shows are outlined in order with descriptions off our website at [url]www.sportstechnique.com[/url]


[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZgkuemOTqA[/url]
, June 15, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NFL star's dad develops BIG Power..Ron McCoy..Swing Makeover #40

If you know how to put a hot link on the board..please let me know..it just doesnt do it automatically here. If you watch any of the Swing Makeover Shows, hit subscribe and provide an email..It costs nothing and all new shows will automatically be emailed to you. thanks bogie
, June 14, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NFL star's dad develops BIG Power..Ron McCoy..Swing Makeover #40

3 before and after lessons, incl. LeSean McCoys dad Ron. Swing Makeover #40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdkH5Vj0OYM


, May 5, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-Learning Hip Rotation, Cures Early Season Slump. Swing Makeover #39

Good deal Stan, thanks..he said you guys had a good time. I need to get off this corn planter and get hitting myself. Season will be here way too fast...and Im not ready ha.
, April 27, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-Learning Hip Rotation, Cures Early Season Slump. Swing Makeover #39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_hhWczk_g0

Many athletes need to put most of the mental focus on hip rotation, in order to get the hips to lead the swing. This creates good tempo, timing, body angle, weight transfer and finally explosion. Hip rotation is explained with a few simple drills to physically learn to let the hips lead the swing. www.sportstechnique.com Softball Hitting Swing Makeover #39
, March 31, 2016
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Video on the 2015 Senior Demarini One El

Lefty, yeah, while most advanced players start where they want, they always end up with hands pulled back as the front foot hits. For many, to start with hands back helps simplify this. Im trying to come back from major back surgery and it is helping me get hands back more..it was a struggle trying to be consistent when I couldnt rotate well but now taking time to relearn how to use hips, its a slow process..I tip my hat to those with joint replacements or permanent injuries who learn to adjust so well.
, March 23, 2016
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Video on the 2015 Senior Demarini One El

TPS makes a great mechanical arm type pitching machine. Louisville Slugger UPM 45 Blue Flame Pitching Machine..I just got one and its really good. Bought for 168.00 amazon.
, March 23, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

Many great power hitters like Bruce,Steve,Crusher.. constantly work on their game and improve as they age, which is amazing. The best part is with the internet, you have so much free information, you don't have to pay anything to improve. Most athletes video their swings and compare it to great swings and by working with teammates and sifting thru internet info...improve power immensely and some don't even start until after retirement.
Aside from technique, Strength retention thru training and nutrition is a trend that has really improved power in seniors along with a selection of bats that tailor all hitters desires. The camps I've attended seem to have a motivated group and very good success for the minority that attend those.
, March 17, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lisa and Tonny improve average by precision placement of base hits. Swing Makeover #38

Coed level rec player Lisa and 55 Major player Tonny, improve average and strategy by sharpening up snap and cut of the ball and placement to open areas of the field. Also the finale of Bear in the Bearachelor. Swing Makeover #38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLStQwsOKok
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