HITTING TECH CHARTS
BLAST AND RAPSODO HITTING REPORT
A Hitting report that provides digestible information for your athletes. This report is simple, clean, and helps provide information that comes from 2 different data sources. A simple way to help athletes have an idea of what the data is showing them. Please download the file after clicking the link. This is only supported in Microsoft Excel. Not currently supported in Google Sheets.
RAPSODO HITTING SHEET
Hitting Rapsodo Charts and Information saved into one sheet. The best thing about this sheet is the ability to "Define Your Program" with the metrics included. If you want to change programming based off of Launch Angle, or Exit Velocity Values you can easily manipulate the sheet to what best fits your athletes needs.
BASEBALL BLAST MOTION DATA SHEET
Results are pulled from each sensor and values pasted into the data sheet. Important that you only copy and paste the "Values only" when pasting the data. This leaves the "conditional formatting" which does the color coding. Ideal ranges, and definitions are posted in the sheet as well. For our program each athlete gets their own tab and their data is collected and pasted into this same setup.
I really wanted to make my own when it came to this sheet mainly because I didn't find any books that I actually liked using. They may have had more spots for information, but they were also absolutely huge and didn't fit into a notebook, or they were lacking the information spots that I truly cared about. Hopefully this saves you some money on buying a book, and is a lot easier to use, and maintain track of. I've added a couple of different variations to the book, find the one you like, and hopefully it'll save you some money in your program.
1ST & 3RD TRACKING
When I'm coaching, or scouting against another team I always try and make note of their signs, or what their keys for 1st and 3rd defense are. The defense usually gives their sign before the offense, and knowing what they are doing can make a difference in getting thrown out at home, or holding that runner, and having the defense make a cut, or waste a throw and put you with an extra runner in scoring position.
GAME DAY CARDS
Great for keeping the team in the know of tendencies of their hitters as well as pop times for both teams. If you place this on the home plate side of the dugout hitters can take a look at what the catchers pop time is for use with the Green Light Groups. It's completely editable, so if you do like it feel free to use it, and make it your own. With the opportunity to edit and type in the lineup ahead of time. Always looking for feedback so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see. I have attached both a Letter sized paper and a Legal sized paper version. I personally prefer the Legal Version with room for a quote or team motto.
As a coach of a program that plays recurring players/teams it's extremely important to keep records of players. Having a notebook of scout sheets from previous games, and tournaments is vital to competing at a high level. I have placed up to 12 at bats with room for pitch progressions and baserunning spots. Using these sheets will reveal tendencies, and having a spray chart, or an idea of where they do hit the ball can help steal an out here or there.
SIGN TRACKING CHART
Some coaches don't change their bands, or use dead numbers in order to stop someone from taking their signs. Or even more so, they use the same band for offense and defense. By using the same band they are limited on total # of signs. Once they use the sign, say the numbers, or signal them, you fill out the grid with what the result was. Which Gives you the opportunity to steal some signs late in game. Or save this chart, and use it on them for the next one. Hopefully this helps with some in-game information, and will help you win some ball games. This template is extremely common in baseball right now, and I figured this would be the best way to keep track of opposite teams signs.
POST AT-BAT REFLECTIONS
These charts are something I highly promote using in your program. They create a level of importance for every bit of feedback your players will give. During the game there isn't always time for 1 on 1 conversations after every players at-bats and this helps fill in those blanks.
I've always been curious as to what kind of tendencies there are for pickoffs. Being at the HS level most coaches pick when they plan on throwing an off-speed pitch the next pitch. But I wanted to know for sure what tendencies there were. This is something I'll be tracking in our district games for the year. I am very excited to see the results.
One of my favorite charts to use in game. This chart not only helps gives hitters a recount of their at-bat, but it also helps solidify plans. I use this constantly in order to try and gain an advantage against an opponent. Using this scouting sheet reminds me of the Kirk Gibson iconic homerun, which was hit off a 3-2 backdoor slider that his scout Mel Didier told him would come in that count. Now are you going to have such an iconic play in history, probably not, but at the same time, This may get you a base hit to help you win a district championship. This progression helps you see tendencies with pitchers and the calls they make. I use it as often as I can and share this with in the hole hitters. As always this is completely editable and can be changed to your liking.
This in-Game coaches card has room for relief pitchers both for and against, and room for either a scouting report of hits, or in-game charting of both your team and theirs. This is a quick sheet that is the size of a line-up card, and should fit in your pocket.
DEFENSIVE TRACKING CHARTS
These Defensive charts can be used to tally the totals from every type of ball hit to each position, with room for each players name also.
This can also be used to see how much practice time is spent on fielding certain types of groundballs, and if those are what occur most in games.
A lineup card that I think makes my team look a little bit more professional. There are small ways to make programs look well planned and that take minimal effort, and the more ways we as a community take advantage of those, the more professional our job becomes. As you fill in the lineup on the top left card the other cards should auto fill for you so you don't have to input the same lineup 4 times, or copy and paste. If you insert an image and paste it where it says "logo here" and rename the top label where it says "team name" then choose a font and size. It will look like a professional lineup card with the ability for different logos, and edibility.
The gameday brochure is one of my favorite looks for presenting info to your fan base. This chart looks professional, and is a great way to create a leaflet for your fans to have. With positions for statistics,
LAUNCH ANGLE CHARTS
Using these charts and the information from the article Using "Launch angle" in your program I hope you are able to build a positive launch angle for you and your players into practice.
SWING PROFILE CHARTS
I try to focus on certain metrics when collecting information from a swing. The three that I used in this chart are just part of the data sets that I use to create the overall picture of the swing profile. This in turn with Blast data, and video is some of the information that I feel I am able to collect effectively, and at the same time am able to utilize with every player. These measurements give me a lot of information in order to objectively evaluate players, and track progress.
I love using this chart during practice, and having the kids know that this is what we use in order to replicate velocity. It's a true scientific approach to practice, and shows that you take into account these things even when it may seem like you're just throwing BP as usual. This chart is extremely easy to follow. I always keep a copy of it down at the field in order to set the portable mound up to take live reps. Using this will give your hitters a true representation of game velocity even if you can't create the velocity from distance on your own.
This lineup Depth Chart/Game Progression chart lets you fill out the players by inning at each position. I've always seen a giant spreadhseet with inning numbers, and a list, but this is a little nicer, and easier to use. Plus you can put your logo on there, and any other pertinent information.
WORKOUT CARD CREATOR
When I approached our HS program about running the S&C for the baseball Off-Season I knew I wanted to have some organization when going about workouts. I wanted kids to have some ownership of their weights, but I also wanted to move fast and be simple. The idea to create a workout card was something I had seen at a previous school, with each kid having a workout card, and it having their weight maxes, workouts, and exactly what weight to put on the bar. This all led us to move quickly, know what weights to put, and have ownership of our own development as a program.
MISC. WEIGHT ROOM CHARTS
Barbell Loading Charts for quick transitions, and exact weights to put on each side of the bar.
Rep Max Conversion Tables to find 1RM based off of weight and # of reps
Height/Distance chart to convert feet/inch format to just feet, or vice versa.
TESTING RESULT SHEET
I use this spreadsheet to track player testing information. I have made it to fill out names, dates, and testing information automatically with each sheet (as listed on the instructions). This sheet has spots for up to 75 athletes, 25 testing days, and 50 different tests. The tests are divided up by players, so each individual player will have their results listed on their page for every test.
I am a firm believer in testing and displaying results to contribute to athletes success and buy into the program. When your athletes break through a max, reach a new 60, or hit a new PR on a vertical it's a great feeling for that athlete and your program. Testing and taking measurements especially at the younger ages can greatly focus their vision for the future, and help your athletes set smart goals.
GOOGLE SHEET CALENDAR
This calendar is extremely useful to use and share with your team. It puts everything into perspective, and also helps you stay organized. It adapts after you enter the first month/year into the first months box. Every day/month after that should automatically adjust.
ATTENDANCE TRACKING SHEET
"We can't get you better if you're not here" In order to keep track of who is in attendance it's important to be organized. Athletes that miss will not show the same improvements as the ones who are in attendance. At the end of the year when you show progression or regression of an athlete it's important to be able to say how often they missed opportunities to get better. If there are any issues please let me know and I will get it fixed asap.
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