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21
2020

TRAQ Series: Division II Athlete

Jeremy Tecktiel, TRAQ Project Manager, interviewed a Division II college pitcher who has been using a free athlete account for TRAQ. We won’t be using his name or the name of his school in this blog in order to preserve his eligibility.  In high school, this athlete used plyocare balls and weighted...

01
14
2020

TRAQ Series: Ottawa University, NAIA

In the month since we’ve launched the free thirty-day trial version of TRAQ, we have had a lot of schools and facilities do some great things with the thirty days.   Jeremy Tecktiel, TRAQ Project Manager, was able to connect with Ottawa University coach Gabe Grinder to learn a little more abou...

01
06
2020

TRAQ Series: Youth Athlete

This mini-blog was written by Micah Simpson, a 13-year-old baseball player. I signed up for TRAQ because my strength trainer, who I had worked with for six years, moved away, and I wasn’t able to find a solid replacement who was either baseball specific or affordable. So, I created my own strength p...

12
12
2019

Driveline Hitting KPI’s

At Driveline, we want to make sure we’re tracking what matters. There’s a plethora of technologies available that can pull up bat speed characteristics, batted ball outcomes, swing kinematics, all of the above, and none of the above. There’s a certain decision paralysis that results from this scenar...

09
03
2019

Baseball Australia and TRAQ

One of the earliest users of our TRAQ software was Baseball Australia. We recently spoke with their general manager of performance pathways and athlete development, Glenn Williams, to discuss how they have benefitted from the adoption.  Baseball Australia was initially interested in using TRAQ to co...

08
29
2019

How to Be a Biomechanist with Mokka

So you want to be a biomechanist? Well, you’re in luck! This blog will teach you about Mokka, a great open-source software program used for kinematic and kinetic analysis. You can use it to start looking at biomechanics data in 3D, for free! “But I don’t have any biomechanics data?” Don’t you worry!...

08
06
2019

The Complexities of Youth Baseball Development

Every year, there are many discussions on what makes a player good enough to be a top pick in the draft, a top prospect, or simply a top player at the MLB level. Inevitably, these discussions cover a wide range of opinions that typically return to looking at how a key point in their development was...

05
14
2019

Using a Test/Retest Model for Position Players

At the end of each summer, players return from their summer teams or training regiments to their respective schools. Each player tends to use his time in the off-season a little differently. He can go off to the Northwoods and play 70+ games, cover his windows with trash bags to get sleep in the Can...