This discussion is explosive. In 1980 Dr. Coop DeRenne was the first baseball coach/researcher to study biokinetics of the swing and pitching motion and combine it with how to coach it. Also, testing ways to increase bat speed and pitching velocity.
Dr. Coop DeRenne is a brilliant mind way ahead of his time and he joined forces with another brilliant mind in the game Tom House on how to teach what the research has found how the body moves the best to get the best results.
A professor at the depart of Kinesiology, Doctorate at BYU, Played at California State University, signed with the Expos, became an educator, moved to Hawaii, Coached at the University of Hawaii, Retired in 1986 but still coaching in Honolulu. The author of the book, “The Scientific Approach to hitting”.
Items discussed, wow.
What is true and not opinion.
All his research on bat velocity and throwing velocity.
Studies were done in the 80s which still hold true on the absolutes of hitting and pitching.
The problem with launch angle today.
Bat speed workouts and they do work.
Throwing velocity workouts and it has to follow protocols or you are asking for major injuries.
Injuries in pitching today, we need to go back in time and study, do a survey of what pitchers did then when they were young all the way to the big leagues, such as Nolan Ryan, Greg Maddeux, Randy Johnson, Jim Kaat, and others.
The study of weighted balls.
Russian sports history of training. Russian training way ahead.
University of Hawaii bat velocity equipment used.
Bat velocity and bat quickness.
No weight training in the research, it’s done separately.
Weight training and resistance training.
Weighted balls should be used once a player is fully grown and the mechanics are good. Research should be done in this area.
Next step teaching.
Your view of baseball in Hawaii.
And so much more. As expected this was an explosive discussion. A must to have Dr. DeRenne back for accouple more episodes.
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