3 Most Common Kinematic Sequence Flaws in Baseball Swings

Having assessed hundreds of hitters at RPP, we have been exposed to all types of athletes and swings. As a part of our hitting assessment, one area we focus on is the player’s kinematic sequence and how energy transfers up the chain.  Generally, we look for an efficient transfer of power up the kinetic chain in the following order, pelvis, torso, upper arm and hand.  Although we have observed a large variety of different sequences, here are the 3 most common flawed sequences we observe among young hitters on K-vest: Continue reading “3 Most Common Kinematic Sequence Flaws in Baseball Swings”

How to Create the Best Prescription for Power


When I first started training, I like many others believed that if we just keep improving absolute strength our athletes would continue to get bigger, faster, and stronger. Fast forward to many years later, and I can tell you with a great degree of confidence (and experience) that most metrics crucial to sport such as speed, explosive ability, and change of direction can only be improved for about the first year simply by increasing absolute strength, as in getting stronger, by utilizing big compound lifts under high load.  However, Continue reading “How to Create the Best Prescription for Power”

3 Hitting Drills to Pattern an Efficient Baseball Swing

Hitting Drills

There are many ways to skin a cat, however, often one is the most efficient. Although each player’s swing looks different, great hitters achieve the same goal by putting their body in the best position to hit. Given the complex nature of hitting and its many co-dependent variables, hitting drills that help create efficient movements will make it easier to recreate a consistent motor pattern. Continue reading “3 Hitting Drills to Pattern an Efficient Baseball Swing”

K-Vest Baseball is a Game Changer for Training Ball Players

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The world of hitting is changing and it’s changing fast. As new technology is working its way into the world of baseball at break-neck speed, the information becoming available is opening the eyes of both baseball coaches and strength coaches alike and across multiple avenues as well. But once again as in pitching, this extremely explosive sport, leads us back to anatomy and the body’s ability to move through space quickly. So explosive in fact, that we are looking at microsecond movements only measurable by K-vest Baseball motion capture technology. Continue reading “K-Vest Baseball is a Game Changer for Training Ball Players”

Why Baseball Biomechanics Information is a Game Changer

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Until not long ago baseball biomechanics information from motion capture systems (mocap) was primarily available in research labs, rehab facilities or biomechanics departments at universities.  Much of the work in this arena has been performed by biomechanists who specialize in the study of movement. They generally use the principles of physical mechanics combined with biology to understand:

    • How we move
    • How we can move more effectively and efficiently
    • Why we get injured and how to reduce the incidence of injury

Two prominent figures in the world of baseball mocap have been Dr. Glenn Fleisig and Dr. James Andrews, dating back to 1985 with their work at the American Sports Medicine Institute (“ASMI”).

But times are changing fast… Continue reading “Why Baseball Biomechanics Information is a Game Changer”

Zoom #4 – Seminar on College Recruiting


We recently held a College Recruiting Seminar over Zoom with several of the best programs in the country to discuss the current state of recruiting and much more.  Topics included (a detailed list is provided further down):

    • COVID-19 Recruiting Environment
    • Getting Noticed
    • Academic Requirements
    • New Tech Metrics
    • Miscellaneous Other Topics

You can enter your info below to receive email link access to this one-hour discussion and Q&A.

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Reopening Guidelines; Summer Registrations


Hey Everyone,


Yesterday, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy gave us the green light to proceed with our reopening with 2 major limitations:

    • Capacity usage limit of 25%
    • Strength training by appointment only – This means you can’t come to the facility outside your designated appointment / time slot

Given the current environment, we have had to make certain adjustments to how athletes can train at RPP this summer. Continue reading “Reopening Guidelines; Summer Registrations”