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Ken Van Bogaert

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, Dec. 30, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brace Leg Drill balances Rotation and Snap..Swing Makeover #47

Ha Bill, thats e key for us.. fighting that onset of senility...my computer between my ears is 99% full..need to upgrade. Whether we are beginners or at the high level of guys like Imlay, its always an balance of adjustments and alot of good advice out there on softball from many sources! happy new year, bogie
, Dec. 26, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brace Leg Drill balances Rotation and Snap..Swing Makeover #47

Using a conventional tee, one with a no chase tee ball, or evil bp ball on guide rope, these 2 drills will allow you to isolate the final rotation of hips and shoulders before impact, while you drive, extend and snap the bat head thru the ball. Also works tempo of lag and snap. This will help get rotation and snap in sync.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8MXjNHKiRM
, Dec. 20, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil Ball on Guide Rope, excellent trainer you can make and use anywhere Swing Makeover #46

Ha just have alot of flaws myself I'm trying to fix
, Dec. 18, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil Ball on Guide Rope, excellent trainer you can make and use anywhere Swing Makeover #46

No, while we extensively teach rotation of hips and shoulders, we want a lag and snap or tomahawking overnsap, at a level to slight up angle to cut thru the part of the ball you wish to attack. This involves arm extension and wrist torque within the rotation. Swing makeover episodes #41, #33 and #19 extenively discuss and talk about drilling this. Shows are free and accessed in order at www.sportstechnique.com under swing makeover/youtube tab
, Dec. 18, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil Ball on Guide Rope, excellent trainer you can make and use anywhere Swing Makeover #46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Tz-nazLjY

If you want to get in alot of reps in an easy fashion, this is a great tool. It combines a guiderope which has a bunge on one end, dog clip on another. It has a 44 375 style ball with a half inch hole thru the middle. When set up properly, the guide rope helps you swing at a level to slightly up angle, and if you swing under the rope, you will cut thru the ball with a good snap and the ball will fly to the other end. It gives immediate feedback, because if you golf under the ball, or cleave it too radically, it shows a popup or flyout, and just bounces up and down on the rope. Allows you to train and get dozens of swings daily and there is a variety of drills you can do indoors, at the field or in your yard.
, Nov. 23, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Academy

Steve has worked with Bret and I and Destiny, on our swing makeover hitting series and system, and I would recommend him highly. He is not just a hall of fame hitter, but has been a teacher and a teaching softbware sales leader for many years. His academy will be well organized, sound mechanically and I am sure a great learning experience for any serious player looking to take part. He is one of the nicest guys in senior softball, has a calm patient manner, will be well organized. Best of luck to Steve and his new venture. bogie and gang. www.sportstechnique.com
, Oct. 12, 2016
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softball mags senior camp

I haven't been to Team 1 camp, heard it was good. I have been to the softball magazine senior camp and as well as all 11 of their spring training camp as a camper. First class treatment all the way...along with the wide ranging instruction and training from a large group of athletes, lunch every day at the fields and a banquet with a free senior bat and prize package. Very well run. Its all detailed on their website if you wish to view. www.softballmag.com

, Sept. 19, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you get the Time?

Geeeeez Bruce!!!! Make sure you get an extra week or so for the Huntsman Games too ha. Good luck everyone.
, Sept. 19, 2016
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Slide Tube Drills provide Real Swing Refinement and pregame practice Swing Makeover 45

This is almost like a mini lesson, all presented by Bret and the slide tube...Overlays of hitters give reinforcement. Also the evil bp ball on the slide tube gives real feel ball hitting...with the guide rope providing the correct bat path within the oversnap. You can make easily, or purchase off our website. Great way to practice before a game, but overall the concepts of hitting are easily understood. A visit from the "Worlds Most Powerful Hitter".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktK03hDj7hU
, 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. 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]


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