Tornado Baseball Training
Hi, I’m Brian Flynn-Kocourek. I’m the founder of Tornado Baseball Training. ( tornadobaseball.com ) I love the pursuit of mastering hitting and I have spent the past 10 years learning everything I can about hitting a baseball. I believe with this knowledge I can help anyone improve their game.
Former College & Independent league player
Driveline Baseball – Foundations of Hitting Certified
OnBaseU Certified Hitting Coach
Thousands of hours studying video of elite hitters and amateur hitters to understand common flaws
Thousands of hours swinging the bat himself, testing and refining the methods/ideas before they are taught to others
Familiarity with various relevant sport science topics including kinesiology, motor learning, biomechanics, physics.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Certified Personal Trainer
American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) – Member
Contact me anytime by phone or email [email protected] 516-503-3342
The process of seeing players improve everyday and achieve their goals
Photos and videos
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Please feel free to contact me at 516-503-3342
Every new student will start off with a thorough evaluation. The hitter will have their swing recorded in multiple angles using a high speed camera. The baseball swing is an extremely fast movement and frame by frame analysis allows you to see things impossible to see with the naked eye. Game swing video will also be requested, as sometimes practice swings vary from game swings. The video will be analyzed to break down the strengths and weaknesses of the swing. Swing speed and attack angle data will also be collected via the Blast Motion sensor. The Blast Motion data can be used as a benchmark to see improvement and to compare to hitters of the same age.
Contact me anytime by phone or email [email protected]
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
- Former College & Independent league player
- Thousands of hours studying video of elite hitters and amateur hitters to understand common flaws
- Thousands of hours swinging the bat himself, testing and refining the methods/ideas before they are taught to others
- Familiarity with various relevant sport science topics including kinesiology, motor learning, biomechanics, physics.
- OnBaseU Certified Hitting Coach
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Certified Personal Trainer
- American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) – Member
- CPR/AED Certified
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with players of all ages. Starting at age 4 all the way through high school, college and professional
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Always ask questions. Make sure what your instructor is teaching is also done by MLB players. Check youtube and watch slow motion video of your favorite player, to make sure your instructor's methods match what MLB players actually do.