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March 1, 2016

Two outstanding senior softball players are sharing their secrets of success in a series of training videos.  Ken Van Bogaert’s videos help players dissect their swing and put it back together with both power and accuracy. Davey Reed, in magnificent shape at 69, shares his personal tips on staying healthy – and in top softball shape.


Swing Makeover Series

Currently in its fourth season, the "Swing Makeover Series,” created by, breaks down the swing into small progressive steps that track the progress of individual hitters. Flaws are corrected and progress is made onto the next stage of improvement. In just a 90 minute session, great improvement is seen due to the system of drills and steps that are used.  The athlete can then practice this at home and off a tee to develop the skills.

"We are constantly coming up with cool tools anyone can make, new drills and working on terminology that recreational athletes can understand," said Ken Van Bogaert, President of "Our consistency in making a hitting program simple is what makes us unique. We don't have a large staff, but we work hard to use the same progression and terminology for the shows."  

CLICK HERE to view all 37 videos in the Swing Makeover Series.

The latest episode of the Swing Makeover Series, episode 37, explores how the lead wrist may be blocking a great swing. The show outlines how the Pro Style Snap works mechanically and daily drills that teach muscle memory to the lead wrist are provided that can be done in the comfort of your own home. These lead arm drills teach to snap and cut the ball.


From left to right: Ken Van Bogaert (Bogie) and his son Bret Van Bogaert


Work Out With The Legend Davey Reed

Senior Softball legend Davey Reed shares his training regimen and his secrets to staying in shape.

Reed has played at the highest level of SSUSA (Major-Plus), most recently playing with Team Florida (Men's 65) and Hollis Appraisals (Men's 60). At the 2016 Original Tournament of Champions, held in Florida in February, Reed was named a TOC MVP playing for Team Florida.

Although he is turning 69 this May, Reed still hits the ball out of the park and he wants to share his knowledge of staying fit and young on the field no matter what level or what age you are.

"If I can help someone's quality of life and give a little bit back, that is the greatest thrill," said Reed on the purpose of creating and sharing his training videos.

Lyf Nimmo of ASP Nation played an integral role in helping to upload Davey Reed's video's onto YouTube.  

From left to right: Davey Reed and Lyf Nimmo

Click on the video links below to see the nine-part series.

Part One     Part Two     Part Three     Part Four     Part Five     Part Six     Part Seven     Part Eight     Part Nine

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