LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HITTING SCIENCE CENTER
Taft California – College Swing Analysis
2 PM – 5 PM
The Swing Analysis, performed by the LSHSC Staff, will give each a player an in-depth look into their biomechanics throughout their swing, reveal the player’s foot profile, and identify ground force tendencies. Using the latest optic based kinematic sequencing software and backend analytical models while consulting with former and current professional baseball staff allows Slugger Science to objectively identify efficiencies and deficiencies and provide relevant tools and drills that will help improve as an athlete.
- Professional-level analysis: Players will be evaluated under the same quality and standards as the Louisville Slugger Pros. Compare your swing efficiency to that of a Big Leaguer.
- Personalized feedback: The report will give you a detailed understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as an athlete, allowing you to tailor your training to meet your specific needs.
- Improved performance: With a clear understanding of your biomechanics and areas for improvement, you’ll be able to make targeted changes to your training routine and improve your performance on the field.
Bio-Mechanical Foot Screening
Our bio-mechanical foot screening platform will give athletes the ability to understand how their body works in relation to the ground. Athletes will stand on our foot-screening technology which will then analyze where the majority of the pressure is output into the ground. From here, there are two main results for deficiencies: Varus Foot Profile and Valgus Foot Profile.
Athletes who are analyzed as having a Varus Foot Profile are seen to carry the majority of their weight on the outside parts of their feet (pinky toes down and big toes up), think of this as someone who is bow-legged. The common deficiencies for these athletes on the field can be seen where an athlete has a tendency to “get stuck on the back-side”, meaning they cannot properly launch from off of their rear-leg whether it is hitting or pitching.
Athletes who are analyzed as having a Valgus Foot Profile are seen to carry the majority of their weight in the inside parts of their feet (big toes down and pinky toes up), think of this as someone who is knock kneed. The common deficiencies for these athletes is that they are “pushy” on their back side. This can be seen as the player who’s arm cannot catch up when delivering a pitch and they continuously miss high and to the arm-side, or the hitter who has to resort to being a “handsy” hitter because they lose their load on the back leg which decreases their power output.
Click here for video on the biomechanics of the foot and ankle
Kinematic Sequencing Motion Capture
Our motion capture software is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based software that allows athletes to track their movement patterns with the use of two iPads or iPhones. For baseball-specific use, the device used will capture either throwing or hitting motions through video capture and conduct a 3-D avatar rendering of the captured motion. This software uses focal points on the athlete to determine their pelvic rotational velocity, trunk/torso rotational velocity, as well as hand velocity throughout a throwing motion or swinging motion. Rotational velocity is best described as how quickly the athlete can rotate around their center of gravity, this can correlate to power output from the athlete (hitting or pitching).
Upon the completion of the captures using the motion capture software, you are given a 3-D rendering as well as graphs that will include the rotational velocities and the kinematic sequence in which they operated. The proper kinematic sequence for maximum output of generated force should operate in the order of 1. Hips, 2. Shoulders, 3. Hands. Within the motion capture report, these areas will be labeled Pelvis (Hips), Torso (Shoulders), Lead Arm (Hands) and can be best described as “order of operations”.
Players who are deemed to have the correct order of kinematic sequencing can be seen to have a “smoother” swing. Utilizing all portions of their body correctly in a swinging motion will allow them to effortlessly hit balls farther and enhance their adjustability to pitches.
Click here for a video on grip strength and internal and external rotation
Upon registration, you will receive a follow up email with a link to reserve your time slot for the event.
About Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center:
The Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center’s goal is to help players learn more about themselves, train to their strengths, reduce their weaknesses, increase their opportunities, and diminish risks in order to take their game to the next level utilizing science and technology. The Louisville Slugger Hitting Science Center implements cutting-edge technology and partners with medical and exercise science experts to help each player achieve greater success. The LSHSC’s scientific method is diagnostics, analysis, programming, and execution.
29 Cougar CT Taft, CA 93268