Do you know your Ball Exit Speed? It’s now included in the NFCA Testing Measurables for Softball Recruiting 2014

by Tyler Scaturro September 08, 2014

As the education of Ball Exit Speed continues to spread throughout baseball and softball, we are very excited to see it being included as a Testing Measurable in the 2014 NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) Top Recruit camps magazine.  Written by Rachel Hanson, who recently switched head coaching duties from Dartmouth to Stanford, the NFCA Testing Measurables “serve as an aid to both coaches and recruits as an early step in the recruiting process.”  Click here to access the 2014 digital issue.

Many coaches and trainers across the country, including Tim Walton and his 2014 National Champion Florida Gators, are currently using the Pocket Radar Ball Coach to measure Ball Exit Speed off the bat, which is the only direct measure of the power of a hit.  A harder hit ball will beat the reaction time of the defense, split gaps and result in a hit more often than a ball not squared up.  Also, for every 1 MPH added, a ball will travel an extra 4-6 extra feet.  That can the mean the difference between a ball going over the fence or being just out of reach of the fielder.  Check out this link to see the Ball Exit Speed of every home run in MLB:  ESPN Home Run Tracker

Standardized testing and real-time data are beginning to take over the recruiting and training measurables across multiple sports.  Coaches, recruiters and scouts want to know where athletes stack up against their peers and technological advancements are providing this information.  We now have the technology to actually measure how much power was transferred from the bat onto the ball, and this objective measurement will only help athletes continue to improve and perform better.

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More information on the Ball Coach:

The ability to evaluate skill level with instant and unbiased feedback requires a top tier performance training tool. That’s why Pocket Radar, Inc. created the pro-level Ball Coach radar. It’s a speed training tool for player development through one-on-one coaching or self-guided drills and hands-free operation keeps it simple. By making crucial results like hitting power, pitching speeds, throwing speeds, serving speeds and shot speeds instantly visible, the Ball Coach is the easy way to get better faster. Powerful features include hands-free Constant-On Mode (put all your focus on coaching and training, not the radar gun), easy automatic triggering (simply hold button down and release when speed appears) and built-in memory with the previous 25 speeds (keep track and review training lessons).

Professionals and amateurs across multiple sports are currently using the Ball Coach radar to improve performance and skill level with instant and accurate feedback. It has become the convenient speed radar and training tool of choice among collegiate coaches, high school coaches, travel ball coaches, club coaches, recruiters, parents and athletes worldwide. Easily measure baseball and softball hitting and pitching speeds, volleyball and tennis serve speeds, hockey and lacrosse shot speeds, and cricket bowler speeds. Built from the same high-impact plastic as hockey helmets, the Ball Coach is rugged enough to perform well in even the most demanding sports environments, with pro-level accuracy. Named Best of Show at the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association national convention, the Ball Coach is the first pro-level radar gun specifically designed for coaching and training. “If you are looking to elevate player performance, you need to own the Ball Coach.” – Andy Lopez, University of Arizona Baseball (3-Time National Coach of the Year)

Tyler Scaturro
Tyler Scaturro

Brand Manager (2012 - current)

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