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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...

04
13
2019

Pairing Blast and Hittrax Data Part 2: Specific Focuses

In our last piece, we took a surface level look at the first publicly available pairing of Blast and HitTrax data. In this piece, we take a look at commonly held, specific beliefs that have been touched upon by our hitting trainers and see whether the data backs it up. We also take a more nuanced vi...

04
09
2019

Using Assessment Data to Develop a Throwing Program

One of the greatest benefits our assessment provides is how it better informs our staff when developing and implementing throwing programming. It is one thing for an athlete to have all of his assessment data at his fingertips and to understand precisely what was uncovered. But it is another to actu...