We are so excited to roll out the 3D Hitting System to hitters of all levels in the state of Colorado through the introduction of our 3D Hitting Clubs. Our 3D Hitting System matches the best information and the best technology in the world to help hitters meet their goals, and gives hitters here the opportunity to learn the same movements and verbiage used by Mike Bard and his hitting staff led by hitting director, Brad Arnold.
Mike, and his staff, have had the privilege of working with more than 30,000 different hitters. Among those are 2007 National League Champion Colorado Rockies where Mike served at the Assistant to the Hitting Coach. National League batting champion Matt Holliday, 2009 Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan, 2011 World Series MVP David Freese, and 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist (Coach Bard’s SS at Dallas Baptist University), 2013 World Baseball Classic MVP Michael Saunders (pool C), MLB All Stars Matt Holliday, Joc Pederson, Logan Morrison, and Mike currently serves the Los Angeles Dodgers as a hitting consultant. Mike and his staff, including Director of Curriculum Steve Eaton, have also served the amateur market in Colorado that includes the only two Colorado representatives that have won the prestigious Cooperstown Field of Dreams championship CO Armour (2014) and CO Altitude (2016). Bardo’s Diamond Sports has had multiple state champions at the USSSA and Triple Crown state tournaments over the last 5 years in both the AAA and Majors levels. Bardo’s in house youth teams have also captured the only National Titles won by a Colorado youth team in Triple Crown Sports spring/summer nationals (CO 14ers and CO Altitude). Team Colorado, Bardo’s high school select brand, has captured numerous tournament and state championships over the last 3 years and have had 13 Power 5 D1 commits over the 2016/2017 season. The 3D hitting staff continues to learn every step of the way, the staff meets weekly to continue towards the “truth” in movement!
The 3D Hitting System is designed to identify inefficiencies in hitters within their movement patterns and set them up with a protocol designed around their individual needs. This statement is true, "When athletes move better, they hit better." This idea is rooted in the development pyramid - movement as the foundation, strength & speed in proper movements, and skill as the tip of the iceberg. We do not make decisions for hitters, we serve as a guide towards a style and approach that best fits the player, his personality, and his movement patterns. Rather than telling hitters how to move, each protocol allowed the athlete a chance to feel out their own needs in getting into a better posture, becoming core-centric in their rotations or creating more freedom in barrel direction and path.
We've already seen an incredible amount of growth in the hitters in our fall program using the 3D Hitting System. During the fall, 47 athletes being developed through the 3D Hitting Systems model experienced an average of 3 mph peak exit velocity increase, 3.6 average exit velocity, and over 20 feet of batted ball distance in just 6 weeks. Some hitters experienced 7-9 mph jumps, and all hitters experienced growth.
There’s no gimmick here - just knowledge, work, and a desire for people to achieve. Your choice to join a 3D Hitting Club represents a monthly membership. It's our goal to earn your business on a month-to-month basis at a price that is affordable and choosable. There's more growth on the way for people choosing 3D Hitting Clubs this November and we're excited for you to join the membership!