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Ken Van Bogaert

Location:
Darlington, WI

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Men's 55

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Aug. 30, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocky Mountain tournament

From the great fields, host hotel in a superb location, the new ball being a huge improvement and the staff running the tournament well..anyone team looking for a great venue, the Rocky mt. Championships are top notch and well run..one of the best ssusa tournies imo.
Aug. 21, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Point of Contact, Silent Killer of a Great Swing. SM#79

Bret discusses with video overlays, how a good swing may go bad just from an advanced forward point of contact..chasing ahead for the ball....techniques for allowing ball to come back to a squared up position during the lag and snap of the bat head as well as importance of follow thru and wrist rollover.
https://youtu.be/JCn-wMGScvk
Aug. 21, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question for Dave/ SSUSA Staff..I have a 30oz senior bat and want a 28oz endload, can you send to manufacturer to change?and be legal

Makes sense and will do...or attempt to beat back 64 years and start swinging a 30 oz...haha..thank you.
Aug. 20, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question for Dave/ SSUSA Staff..I have a 30oz senior bat and want a 28oz endload, can you send to manufacturer to change?and be legal

thanks Dave..if a guy breaks an endcap, might be a similar question..As msw4indy points out, would have to be stock setup..just never say question asked...thank you.
Aug. 18, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question for Dave/ SSUSA Staff..I have a 30oz senior bat and want a 28oz endload, can you send to manufacturer to change?and be legal

30 oz Demarini one..Can I send back to DeMarini, too heavy and request it being reloaded to a 28oz. is this legal or considered altering? thank you.
Aug. 18, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major++

Having friends on the team, I am biased, but Major Plus is big boy softball...I personally would like to see no border restrictions...no east, west restrictions.. and let all play even up. If someone builds a dynasty, congrats. Its major plus, and not everyone needs a ribbon. I respect SSUSA and a big fan of all they do to keep things competitive...but in my opinion, this is the "pro" division and if the heat is too much, disband and start over.. major plus to me is major plus. JMO
Aug. 7, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Paul Stanley, discusses Stride, weight Transfer and throwing the Hips. SMshort

https://youtu.be/0MRYYdKdfCk
Former MBL Australian Pro Basketball scoring leader in 1986 and 23 time softball world champion Paul Stanley, a 55 Major plus player discusses basehitting and direction of stride for spraying the ball for base hits and power. An exceptional hitter and player. Swing Makeover Short
July 24, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts of a Downswing , Level off & Improve Snap for 49yr. old

https://youtu.be/qbgU48N4fKQ
Some great drills and techniques for leveling off an upper cut. Also Dave North on male supplements. Swing Makeover 78
July 11, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Injured Iraqi Vet relearns Rotation, Snap and Good Mechanics

49 year old spent a year relearning to walk, and an amazing job relearning his swing in spite of numerous permanent injuries and brain trama.
https://youtu.be/gyWhagsDsSc
July 5, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bob Woldyk's Swing the model for 43 year olds Swing Improvement..Glide, Lag and Snap SM$74

https://youtu.be/Lt0H3vqcrw8
Overhead and slowmotion views of this great hitter, served as the inspiration of a rec hitter, who improved exit speed 14 mph average and hit several 360 homeruns. Great rotation and lag and snap within the rotation. Bob Woldyk still has a limited supply of his great dvd..Powerful Hitting Secrets..I have a copy and its outstanding. Email Bob for to purchase a copy bobwoldyk@gmail.com No better power hitter in senior softball!
June 24, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Ball Exit Speeds & Lawrence Reedus on Pitching Strategy SM#73

Steve, at your academies what range of speeds are you seeing for seniors?
June 23, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ruth vs Macenko...similarity of Legendary Sluggers Swings

Uncannily alike, all time greats compared in a short clip. Ruth would have been an amusing softball roommate.
https://youtu.be/pgKhtGyIEGw
June 21, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drilling Bat Snap teaches 49 year old a Great Cutting Swing SMshort

https://youtu.be/JSkDZqd38ZQ

Covers hip drive, leveling swing and perfect snap drills.
June 17, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Ball Exit Speeds & Lawrence Reedus on Pitching Strategy SM#73

https://youtu.be/fwibDniiuVw

Examples of Rec thru major plus senior bat speeds. One of the best in the game, Lawrence Reedus, discusses pitching strategy and how to throw his wide variety of pitches. www.sportstechnique.com
June 3, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Babe Ruth's Swing side by side compared to top Senior and Conference hitters...SM short

https://youtu.be/6lJjiSTxvNY

No coaching to speak of in his era, or that of Ted Williams, Mantle, Aaron and other old time greats. Some just developed a natural power swing with both linear and rotational elements. Amazing how similar to slowpitch pros and how in the 70s to even today, the teaching of college and pro teams differ from what these great were doing. Jason, from www.shirtsandlogos.com offers a gift for Trump to take to North Korean President.
May 31, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hands back during Stride, Critical for Transferring Hip Power to Bat Head SM#72

Bret does a great job using pro swings, to explain how the hands come back to a connected position during the stride..and how rotation, arm extension and snap bring power and consistency. A really super episode and fixes alot of swing flaws. Also a funny Bear appearance asking if your living the Softball High Life.
Please subscribe to our channel..new episodes are emailed and its free. thanks bogie and bret
https://youtu.be/y3-sw550yCo

April 22, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Jason Branch teaches Hitting Mechanics, Power and Place Hitting. SM#71

Bill your observation is right on..some of the best hitters have a thought or focus of what they are trying to do but the end result is often different. Jason talks of swinging down and his hand path is slightly down from a high start to ball impact, but the bathead...from lag to snap, is mostly slightly up..perhaps due to his rotation leveling it off. Easy to misunderstand stuff..without trial and error. He's fun to watch.
April 16, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Jason Branch teaches Hitting Mechanics, Power and Place Hitting. SM#71

One of the smaller mens major players, does an amazing job of detailing his mechanics, and how he adjusts from basehitting and placement, to power hitting. A Long Haul Bomber with stadium power, he maximizes the power he can get with his size and does an excellent job showing improvements, we as rec hitters can achieve. Jason is leadoff hitter for SIS/Scene the 2017 Mens Major World Champions. Swing Makeover #71 www.sportstechnique.com

https://youtu.be/AxAAn4qHMto
April 13, 2018
bogie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas - 55 Major Tournament Draft

Geez Dave, a comment that .786 batting average isn't great????? Im quitting the game then if thats the standard.LOL.
March 31, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pro Golfer Eagles lesson and levels uppercut swing with new Power Punch drill SM#70

Granted Tyler is a top level athlete, but he had the most common problem we see, an uppercutting swing. This simple drill gave him a different focus and one of the most amazing turnarounds we've seen in a swing.
https://youtu.be/oJHYRW-Dq94
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