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Ken Van Bogaert

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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
March 24, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spinal Fusion & Softball

Due to spinal stenosis or arthritis, my L5 and S1 are arthritically fused and I had a L3,4,5 lamenictomy 2 years ago to clean out area for the spinal cord which was getting compressed . Differences I see are large. Much less mobile, walk at an angle leaning forward and overall much more stiffness. Its improving but rotation that suffered so much, is slowly but surely coming back. Having to relearn stride and rotation. My suggestion is that anyone who has back problems and develop numbness, get something done. I waited too long and have permanent nerve damage in the feet, which is quite dramatic and painful. The longer you wait on symptoms, the greater the change is long term. I find Davey Reeds youtube instruction on the foam roller helps alot and just overall stretching and working out helps. At 64, its a slower process of improvement, and I imagine if your older, its a healing process and rehab of a large scale, but certainly achievable. jmo bogie
March 24, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Improved Rotation & Snap bring Rec Hitter 90+ Ball Exit Speeds Swing Makeover#69

https://youtu.be/CJ4IHdAAEn4

Focusing on Snap and Rotation brought a rec hitter consistent 90 plus ball exit speeds using the Demarini new Utrip bats, Twisted Mistress and New Breed. Progression shown of drills and improvement. Featuring spots from Bob Russell and the Rinse and Wash Evil Bp balls and Jason from Shirtsandlogos.com showcasing some new Slugger product and subdye. Swing Makeover #68. Please subscribe..alot of new shows and bat reviews from DeMarini and Slugger coming soon. All shows free and easily accessed in order with description at www.sportstechnique.com

https://youtu.be/BwC3hYAUEQU
Feb. 11, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reach step may fix lunging or chasing ahead early for ball contact Swing Makeover Short

https://youtu.be/1vp2XdABJn0
While not for everyone, many of us due to age and injury end up committing our weight early on the front foot, causing us to lunge with the upper body or chase the ball too far ahead for an improper point of contact. A reach step, allows us to stay back longer on the rear leg and wait with an easier tempo. Certainly doesn't have to be as radical as the demonstration, but its a movement that many pros use. A Quick demo off the tee with several pro swings demonstrating. Food for thought. Swing makeover short
www.sportstechnique.com
Feb. 4, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover#67..Point of Contact, a Common Flaw.. 52 year olds swing demo

https://youtu.be/bEoIk4E9tZY
Corrections: Slowing tempo, working backside, envisioning the ball off to the hitters side, rather than ahead too far, moving the tee back closer to catcher, swinging in a rotational arc and letting ball come back to the point of the arc where contact should be made, are some of the ways to reduce the chasing and hitting of the ball out front too far. Also looking to cut thru a portion of the ball helps. We want to catch the ball square at the lag to snap point of contact and not ahead too far where the swing evolves into the rollover of the wrists. Common and persistent flaw for many of us.
Feb. 3, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 71 yr. old with 2 new knees & 2 shoulders improves ball exit speed 16 mph

Steve, When we are done we send them to the SLI academy to really learn something haha 5 degrees this am..hope your enjoying the miserable weather in southern cal ha
Feb. 1, 2018
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 71 yr. old with 2 new knees & 2 shoulders improves ball exit speed 16 mph

Never too old or physically limited to make improvements on stride, rotation and snap.
https://youtu.be/ZZycB-P1D6k
Dec. 31, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ryan Harvey Tee Hitting & Hitting Tips Swing Makeover #66

we all feel better about ourselves when he is absent ha
Dec. 30, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ryan Harvey Tee Hitting & Hitting Tips Swing Makeover #66

We promote a level to slightly up swing plane with a straight line a to b..bathead path..never an uppercut. That is what we see in the majority of pro swings. Sometimes you see pro hitters attack a chest high pitch but still the bat path is on a straight line just more of an up angle. We view an upper cut as a golfing swing and its a flaw that is often addressed in the show, not promoted. That said, Harvey has one of the most level swings of any of the pros...pretty amazing skill set to keep from missing the bottom of the ball too much for pop flys.
Dec. 29, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ryan Harvey Tee Hitting & Hitting Tips Swing Makeover #66

https://youtu.be/b4l8ksrgRog
Ryan Harvey, member of SIS USSSA mens major champs and Hr and RBI conference leader, discussing his tee work, along with pitch selection and hitting to all fields. Swing Makeover #66. Show is free with all episodes accessed off our website www.sportstechnique.com
Dec. 8, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 yr. old world armwrestling champ harnesses rotational power and snap SM65

https://youtu.be/UqDI4VaWtls
Pretty impressive improvement for a powerful 50 year old...developing a level stab and snap to cut the ball. Swing makeover #65 All shows free and in order at www.sportstechnique.com
Nov. 28, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Analyzing & Correcting Swing Flaws dvd in full on youtube

we have released one of our most popular dvds, on youtube for you viewing Over 3 1/2 hours long, it extensively outlines swing mechanics, flaw detection and drills to correct. Many top senior and young pros are featured with their insights on hitting basehits or for power. www.sportstechnique.com
https://youtu.be/V91yVws6BbE
Nov. 20, 2017
bogie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WORTH WICKED REVIEW

OOHHHH Gary,
when are you going to be at woodlawn again..hope to run into you. bogie
Sept. 17, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Foam Roller, Elastic Bands, Massager, Fountain of Youth for Athletes SM#63

Certified trainer, Davey Reed, discusses warmups of back and IT band ligaments in this short segment that truly feels amazing and enhances performance. Swing Makeover #63
https://youtu.be/PaqEQl8UB5A
Sept. 14, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Smart Hitting Strategy/Adjustments= World or League Tournament Success SM#64

With Conference 39 year old pro Vic Cordova, as well as Timberworks 65 Major plus Steve Imlay and George Robinson. Footage of Timberworks and Minnesota Masters hitters. Hitters talk about basehit strategies and adjustments made to prepare for Worlds. swing makeover #64 www.sportstechnique.com to access all the free shows.
https://youtu.be/zMZJe8qWmag
Aug. 31, 2017
bogie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rocky Mountain Fields

My team and I had a bit different experience. Thought the facility and fields were superb and it was a very well run tournament by the SSUSA staff. While I never played outfield, never saw the wierd hops, but then only played or observed at the C complex. Having 12 fields, I know they even moved up some of the championship games to accommodate both teams. First time playing in Denver area, and hope that regardless of the fields, this area can be host to more SSUSA venues. The new neighborhood that one of the host hotels, Fairfield inn was at, had a ton of new dining and shopping...super place for a tourney. It was nice having so many soccer fields for bp at the Aurora Sports Complex and we liked the longer fences that kept defense at a premium.
Aug. 21, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Slumping? 3 techniques for Slumpbusting. Swing Makeover #61

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJtRqJg_4t8&feature=youtu.be
using pro swings to reinforce, 3 techniques on wind stride, lag and snap simplification
Aug. 1, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Warm up bat swing

I find the same thing with a host of injuries at 63. The first 10 swings are downright painful to be sure and not good swings. I drilled a hole in a softball and added 20 feet of 3/8 high tensile poly cord...I made a bigger hole, attached to a washer then used silicon to seal both ends.. When I grab a Gtee that folds and fits in my bag, I can take swings outside the dugout if its clear and take enough tee swings to get loose. The ball stops after 20 feet and can be used in places with no one in case it breaks which I have not experienced yet. We also put a hole in a ball and slide over a rope that has bunges on both ends..hook between angle fences and some swings can be taken. Seems like I never get loose with practice swings unless I am hitting something solid. Those balls on the end of fiberglass rods work well too. Total control balls I like alot too...but your right ...shoulders, hips all tighten up and it take some real swings to get the joints loose.
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