Virtual Summer Conference (July 15th-17th, 2020)

The inaugural American Baseball Biomechanics Society conference was held July 15 – 17, 2020. The agenda for the three-day event is shown below. You can now watch the presentations at: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCncUaO0wAK8xCHmWLtF_bCQ/videos 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH 2020

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm: What is ABBS?
Glenn Fleisig Ph.D. will discuss the past, present, and future of baseball biomechanics. What is ABBS and why now?

Title Sponsor DARI Introduction

6:15 pm – 6:30 pm: Emerging Tech in Baseball: Markered & Markerless Motion Capture
Jon Slowik Ph.D. ~ American Sports Medicine Institute

6:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Research Presentation #1: Motion Capture
Moderator: Ethan Stewart Ph.D(c).

The relationship between pitch velocity and shoulder distraction forces and elbow valgus torque in collegiate and high school pitcher.
Garrett Bullock PT, DPT ~ Wake Forest School of Medicine

Relationships between kinetic injury risk factors and the material stiffness of critical soft-tissue structures in the throwing arms of baseball pitchers.
Zachary Domire Ph.D. ~ East Carolina University

6:45 pm – 7:00 pm: Emerging Tech in Baseball: Force Measurement
Matt Solomito Ph.D. ~ Bone and Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm: Panel: Baseball Biomechanics in Academia
Moderator: Rob Shapiro Ph.D.
Panel: Gretchen Oliver Ph.D. ~ Auburn University, Hillary Plummer Ph.D. ~ Andrews Research & Education Foundation, and Megan Stewart M.S. ~ American Sports Medicine Institute

THURSDAY, JULY 16TH 2020

Introduction to Day 2 Schedule
Bryson Nakamura Ph.D.

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm: Research Presentation #2: Force Plates
Moderator: Bryson Nakamura Ph.D.

Influence of Kinetic Movement Patterns During a Baseball Swing on Ball Speed
Cal Haefke ~ The Ohio State University

Effects of Pelvic Rotation, Trunk Rotation, Ground Reaction Forces on Bat Speed in Collegiate Baseball Hitters
Avery Avina B.S. & Arnel Aguinaldo Ph.D., ATC ~ Point Loma Nazarene University

6:15 pm – 6:30 pm: Emerging Tech in Baseball: a wearables, data and computer science future?
Jacqueline Alderson Ph.D. ~ University of Western Australia

6:30 pm – 6:45 pm: Research Presentation #3: IMU’s/ Wearables
Moderator: Ethan Stewart Ph.D(c).

Validation of a Wearable Sensor in the Estimation of Elbow Valgus Torque During Baseball Pitching
Eric Burger M.S. & Arnel Aguinaldo Ph.D., ATC ~ Point Loma Nazarene University

Using Paired IMU Data for Improved Player Development
Dan Aucoin B.S. ~ Driveline Baseball

6:45 pm – 7:00 pm: Panel: Baseball Biomechanics in Major League Baseball
Moderator: Jon Slowik Ph.D.
Panel: Ben Hansen B.S. ~ Chicago White Sox, Bryson Nakamura Ph.D. ~ Milwaukee Brewers, Ethan Stewart Ph.D(c). ~ Baltimore Orioles

FRIDAY, JULY 17TH 2020

Introduction to Day 3 Schedule
Bryson Nakamura Ph.D.

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm: Panel: Baseball Biomechanics in Industry
Moderator: Anthony Brady M.S.
Panel: William “Buddy” Clark Ph.D. ~ Diamond Kinetics, Patrick Cherveny M.S. ~ Cleveland Indians (Formerly Blast Motion & Callaway), Scott Coleman M.S. ~ KinaTrax, Patrick Moodie M.S. ~ DARI Motion

6:15 pm – 6:30 pm: Research Presentation #4: Range of Motion
Moderator: Bryson Nakamura Ph.D.

Relationships between range of motion deficits and the material stiffness of critical soft-tissue structures in the throwing arms of baseball pitchers
Christopher Curran Ph.D. ~ East Carolina University

Acute Effects of Weighted Baseball Throwing Programs on Shoulder Range of Motion
Mike Reinold PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, C-PS ~ Champion Physical Therapy & Performance

6:30 pm – 6:55 pm: Panel: Polled Topics/ Interactive Q & A
Moderator: Glenn Fleisig Ph.D.
Panel: Anthony Brady M.S., Glenn Fleisig Ph.D., Ben Hansen B.S., Bryson Nakamura Ph.D., Gretchen Oliver Ph.D., Hillary Plummer Ph.D., Robert Shapiro Ph.D., Jon Slowik Ph.D., Matthew Solomito Ph.D., Ethan Stewart Ph.D(c)., Megan Stewart M.S.

6:55 pm – 7:00 pm: Closing Remarks
Glenn Fleisig Ph.D.