2015 Better Baseball Swing Speed Challenge
Friday May 22nd- Sunday May 24th
So you think you can swing a bat pretty fast, huh? Do you exceed the average swing speed of your age group? Come see for yourself at Better Baseball’s First Annual Swing Speed Challenge on Friday, May 22nd to Sunday, May 24th at both the Marietta and Chamblee Locations. Using a Swing Speed Radar, a Zepp Sensor, and a HitTrax Batting Simulator (Marietta only), we will analyze players’ swings and determine who has the fastest bat speed of their age group. The competition will be broken down into 5 age groups for the boys and 5 age groups for the girls. The top three performers from each age group will earn a prize as well as a photo posted on Better Baseball’s social media outlets! So get ready to step in to the box and swing out of your shoes. The challenge is on!
Each participant will be put into one of 5 age groups (one for boys & one for girls)
4-7yrs, 8-10yrs, 11-13yrs, 14-16yrs, 17 & up. a total of 10 groups
Each participant gets 3 swings, and their top swing speed counts for their total Score. They are allowed warmup swings, but must swing a bat that is legal for their age group.
i.e Billy is in High school and must swing a -3 BBCOR. Timmy is 12 yrs old and can either swing a -10 senior league bat or a legal small barrel bat
i.e. Billy swings 45, 45, and 48. on his 3 swings. 48 would be his score. tie breakers: First tie breaker: Average of three swings. Second Tie breaker; Speed of Second Swing; Third Tie Breaker: Youngest age.
One entry per person. Scoring must be witnessed and recorded by sales associate to count towards the contest. All winners will be announced on Sunday at 6 PM.
Prizes for Winners
Top 3 performers in each age group gets a prize package; as well as photo posted on our social media outlets.
First Place; BB Hat, T-shirt, $50gift card
Second Place: BB hat, t shirt, $25GC
Third Place: BB hat $15GC
Over-all Boys and Girl winner (Fastest Speed of the Challenge regardless of age) Zepp Sensor!
In the beginning, radar guns had their place… hidden behind a bush off the side of the highway trying to catch the red Mustang doing 95. It wasn’t until the mid-1970’s that radar guns made their way into the ball parks. Ever since, they’ve proven to be popular tools for baseball players, coaches, and scouts. And there’s good reason for it. Radar guns provide the most accurate, unbiased performance feedback for throwing, hitting, and pitching velocities.
Over the years, many radar guns from various manufacturers have strived for one thing: accuracy. A radar gun that doesn’t read the correct speed is like a glove with a hole in it. It’s safe to say that after 40 years of product testing and advanced engineering that the top companies have a firm grip on the accuracy issues. However, from a design standpoint, there is only one radar gun that leaves the others in the dust, and it’s called the Pocket Radar.
Unlike all big and bulky radar guns, the award-winning Pocket Radar is the first radar gun you can actually fit in your pocket. Instead of resembling the shape and grip of a gun, the Pocket Radar is more like a cell phone. It’s very discreet, at a great price, and it’s just as accurate as some of the most expensive radar guns on the market (+/- 1 mph). From a scouting standpoint, it can be problematic to have a standard radar gun pointed at a kid on the mound. If a younger player sees that he’s being clocked, he’s much more likely to try to throw harder than he actually can, which can result in a poor performance or an arm injury. The discretion of the Pocket Radar is a unique and invaluable feature for scouts to stay off the players’ radar… pun intended.
The Pocket Radar comes in two different models: the Classic and the Ball Coach. The Classic model was designed as an all-purpose radar gun for clocking anything in motion. Though it wasn’t designed for reading pitch and swing speeds, this model still does the trick. The Ball Coach is a more improved model designed specifically for clocking speeds in sports. It has a Constant-On mode that allows for hands-free use and a recall memory of 25 speed readings. If you’re looking for a radar gun for the purpose of clocking baseball and softball speeds, the Pocket Radar Ball Coach is the way to go.