Athlete Development – Loden Sports

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The Loden Sports Blog will serve as a vehicle to provide thought-provoking content on athletic development, use-cases for the services Loden Sports provides, and news and updates on the happenings of Loden Sports.

 

Athlete Development
Matt Pajak

The Fuel for the Tools: How Athleticism Translates on a Baseball Field – Part 1: Hitting

This is the first installment of a two-part blog. In this blog, Loden Sports explores the relationship between the Junior Loden Score System, bat speed, and exit velocity in athletes aged 8-14. This project was completed in collaboration with Slammers Baseball in Colorado – a special thank you to them for their willingness to share and excitement to learn alongside us.

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Athlete Development
Matt Pajak

The Junior Loden Score System

The Junior Loden Score System has been created as a way to benchmark and track athletic development in athletes before they hit their growth spurt. It is structured similarly to the existing Loden Score System with a Power, Quickness, Speed, and Loden Score.

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Athlete Development
Matt Pajak

Objective Performance Benchmarks

A look at age-averages for athletic assessment metrics. The data used for this blog was collected by Loden Sports during the 2021 calendar year.

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Athlete Development
Matt Pajak

Why Measuring Matters

This month, Loden Sports takes a look at why measuring matters – a key pillar to the upcoming Loden Sports LTAD. Best practices and recommendations for measuring (depending on where the athlete is in their development) are discussed in detail.

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Athlete Development
Matt Pajak

The Effect of Decision-Making on 10-yard Run Times

We did a performance observation with a small group of high school baseball players to try and begin objectively peeling back the layers on why the fastest runners in baseball aren’t always the best base stealers.

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