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Players receive an Athletic Profile which will enable them to document their training and keep up with results so that they can use in their development.

Simple Process- Dynamic Results!

Players can input their scores and keep up with their progression, all which can be viewed by College Recruiters and Professional Scouts! Learn more about how to cure the issues with your hitting approach by better understanding your swing. An Athlete Growth Plan is created from the data to provide optional development.

Do you struggle to master your swing?

This Simple Application Calibrates a Players Swing!

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Measure and Develop!

Data Driven Development proves if you are not measuring something you can not improve it. This simple solution can allow hitters to master their skill!

Academy owners and Professional Instructors that would like to administrate Hitter Handicap.   Watch player performing Hitter Handicap Here. 


Testing Process

Players should train using a Swingaway and or a Tee. A radar gun should be used to measure exit velocity. The ball should be hit into a net with the radar gun at ball level within 10 feet away if using a Tee.

All swings should be recorded as the purpose is to "Handicap" ability to duplicate the desired swing. Players should take 10 swings at a time recording all swings and then take a 1-minute break in between each set.  The player can put the balls on the Tee for himself or have someone put on Tee. The hitter should be focused and no coaching or instructing should be taking place at this time.  No feedback on the Exit Velocity should be provided until all of the swings are completed.

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11U Player Benchmark Numbers

Miller Stuck on the first day of testing without instruction. 5/25/2017

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11U Player Re-Test 6 Weeks Later After 7 Lessons

Miller Stuck Re-Test proving the lessons are working and that he is improving his swing. 7/6/2017

Glossary Of Terms

Benchmark Testing- Initial testing of the Hitter Handicap

Hiccup- A swing that generates an Exit Velocity 12 or more MPH below top Exit Velocity. Noted by a circle over the MPH

Top Exit Velocity- Ball hit providing the highest MPH

Low Exit Velocity- Ball hit providing the lowest MPH

Peak Swing- MPH of a swing that is generated 5 or more times in a row and is noted by a Square Box around the MPH scoring boxes

Hitter Handicap- Average of 3 rounds of 10 swings, the lower the handicap the better the hitter

Swing Sequence- Process of creating a sequence that is followed in the execution of a swing on a consistent basis.

Re-Testing- Progressive testing after initial Benchmark testing

What Does Hitter Handicap Identify?

Peak Swing- Exit Velocity that you can duplicate with 5 continuous swings that are within 3 MPH of each other.

Batting Average- HH will accurately predict who will have have a high or low batting average.

Strike Outs- HH will accurately predict the player who will strike out a lot or a little based on the Top Velocity and the variance. The higher the Top Velocity and the bigger the HH, the more strikeouts the player will compile.

Power- Top Velocity accurately predicts the ability to hit extra base hits and home runs. The player with the highest Top Velocity with the best HH will produce the best power numbers on the team.

Focus- Hiccups accurately display when a player loses attention to the swing sequence

Conditioning/Endurance- HH accurately predicts when a player is properly conditioned and game ready as the consistency of the swing is measured in 3 sets and you will see a fall off in production as the player takes more swings

Recovery/Adjustments- HH accurately predicts the players who are able to make adjustments after a bad swing

Swing Preparation- How many swings does it take before you are prepared for game time action? How many swings are too many swings before you become to be ineffective and create bad habits? This will help to better identify the number of swings to take if you are a slow starter versus one that takes a few swings to be prepared.

Progressive Development- HH accurately predicts if a player is getting better or learning their swing as Re-Testing should be done every 6 to 8 weeks to calibrate swing and measure progression. The Top Velocity should increase but never at the expense of the Low Velocity and the HH


Professional Player's Hitter Handicap

This is a Hitter Handicap Score Card used in the testing and evaluation of a player that just signed a Professional Contract. Now, this can be used as training to focus on learning his productive swing and to understand the "Timing Sequence" needed to duplicate his best swing in game situations.


Hitter Handicap Index

MLB Player 1 To 3 MPH (90 to 105 MPH)

MILB Player 2 to 4 MPH (85 to 100 MPH)

Collegiate Player 3 to 5 MPH (80 to 90 MPH)

16U to 18U Player 5 to 6 MPH (70 to 90 MPH)

13U to 15U Player 5 to 8 MPH (65 to 85 MPH)

10U to 12U Player 5 to 12 MPH (50 to 80 MPH)

8U to 9U Player 7 to 15 MPH (35 to 55 MPH)

5U to 7U Player 10 to 20 MPH (20 to 40 MPH)


Hitter Handicap Index

Professional Player 1 To 3 MPH (70 to 80 MPH)

Collegiate Player 3 to 5 MPH (68 to 75 MPH)

16U to 18U Player 5 to 6 MPH (63 to 68 MPH)

13U to 15U Player 5 to 8 MPH (53 to 62 MPH)

10U to 12U Player 5 to 12 MPH (46 to 52 MPH)

8U to 9U Player 7 to 15 MPH (40 to 45 MPH)

5U to 7U Player 10 to 20 MPH (20 to 40 MPH)

Contact: KellyAhrens@StarsandStripesSports.com