Blast Motion Certification Quiz

1. The Blast Motion technology stack seamlessly allows swing data to be captured and move from the sensor to the mobile device (phone or iPad) and then to the cloud in Blast Connect. Which of the following is NOT true about the Blast Motion technology stack?
a. The Blast sensor communicates to a phone or iPad via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), therefore you will generally not see the sensor in the phones Bluetooth devices list but the sensor will pair and connect to the Blast App you are using
b. Once data is transferred from the sensor to the phone or iPad, the swing are no longer on the physical sensor and the data is uploaded to Blast Connect from the mobile device with WIFI or cellular connection.
c. Blast Connect is described as the 'data aggregator' where coaches and players can see all swing data and video that have been captured for a player or team.
d. The Blast Motion sensor must be connected to an open Blast Motion app within 10ft of a mobile device to capture swing data
2. Blast Motion Swing Phases progress in the following order….?
a. Stance, Load, Impact, Transition GO Event
b. Load, Swing, Impact, Transition GO Event
c. Stance, Load, Transition GO Event, Swing, Impact
d. Stance, Load, Transition GO Event, Impact
3. Blast Motion Swing Phase Terminology should not be swapped out for any other terminology from your program or coaching style.
a. True
b. False
4. Blast Motion Metrics, that come specifically from the Blast Swing Analyzer, are categorized in 2 main buckets
a. Swing Metrics & Batted Ball Metrics
b. Swing Metrics & Impact Metrics
c. Impact Metrics & Batted Ball Data
5. What is the difference between Swing Metrics and Impact Metrics?
a. Swing Metrics occur during the swing movement and before impact
b. Impact Metrics happen at contact
c. Both A&B are true
d. None of the above are true
6. When comparing Swing Metrics & Impact Metrics: Swing Metrics refer more to the hitter’s process and movement during the swing, while Impact Metrics are more of the result of the swing when the hitter makes contact with the ball.
a. True
b. False
7. Blast Motion has a metric specifically related to the Load
a. True
b. False
8. The Transition GO Event (in Swing Phases) is the start of the Rotational Acceleration Window and where Early Connection is measured?
a. True
b. False
9. Which of the following Blast Motion Swing Phases is a single moment in time where the bat transitions from LOAD into the Swing?
a. Transition GO Event
b. Load
c. Impact
d. Swing Metrics
10. The Blast Swing Analyzer provides which metrics specific to the LOAD Swing Phase?
a. Potential Power
b. Barrel Position
c. The Blast Swing Analyzer does not have a metric tied to the LOAD phase, but having a good LOAD is going to allow hitters to have better metrics.
11. Having a consistent Early Connection metric value in range, demonstrates that the hitters load move generally puts them into a good position to initiate the bat into the swing.
a. True
b. False
12. Blast has 3 Swing Profiles to evaluate a hitter’s swing, which of the following is NOT a Swing Profile?
a. Power Profile
b. Contact Profile
c. Efficiency Profile
d. Consistency Profile
13. Each Swing Profile consists of a Swing Metric and an Impact Metric to help us understand what happened during the swing and where the hitter ended up at Impact.
a. True
b. False
14. The Power Swing Profile includes which 2 metrics
a. Bat Speed & Attack Angle
b. Bat Speed & Rotational Acceleration
c. Rotational Acceleration & On Plane Efficiency
d. Bat Speed & Power (kW)
15. Blast uses the term 'Dynamic Power' to describe a hitter that….
a. Has Bat Speed and Rotational Acceleration for their level of play, allowing them to hit for Power without sacrificing Contact
b. Has very high Bat Speed for their level of play
c. Has very high Rotational Acceleration for their level of play
d. None of the above
16. On Plane Efficiency measures the hitters Swing Path and how smooth it was towards impact. On Plane Efficiency is measured in a % and represents that % of the swing that the barrel was on the Swing Plane.
a. True
b. False
17. Each Swing has its own Swing Plane based on contact, the Blast Swing Analyzer works backwards from impact to measure the Swing Plane.
a. True
b. False
18. Attack Angle measures the swing's direction of the barrel at contact, letting the coach or player know if the hitter was swinging up, level, or down at impact.
a. True
b. False
19. The Consistency Swing Profile includes which 2 metrics?
a. Early Connection & Bat Speed
b. Early Connection & Connection at Impact
c. Connection at Impact & Bat Speed
d. None of the above are the 2 metrics in the Consistency Swing Profile
20. During training, changing the athlete’s task, organism, and environment allows hitters to self-organize and help develop their swing to compete in any environment.
a. True
b. False
21. Which of the following is NOT an "organism" in training?
a. Heavy Bat
b. Regular Bat
c. PVC Pipe
d. Hitting the ball to the opposite field
22. Which of the following is NOT a "task" for the hitter in training?
a. Hit a target hung up on the back of the batting cage
b. Hit to the opposite field
c. Hit the ball to the middle part of the field (gap to gap)
d. These are all considered a "task" during training
23. A hitter’s swing can change a number of ways when hitting in different environments. Which of the following environments is generally the best data source to understand a hitters swing in-game?
a. Tee
b. Soft toss
c. Velo Machine
d. In-Game
24. Self-Organization Drills give the hitter a task to complete with the goal of having the athlete self-organize to complete the task the best way they can. Generally coaching cues are very minimal during these types of drills.
a. True
b. False
25. Constraint Drills are designed to promote good movement and prevent bad movement by limiting the athlete to certain movements or positions. Which of the following drills from the Blast Training center is a constraint drill?
a. Rhythm Drill
b. Bat on the Shoulder
c. Step Behind
d. None of the above
26. Constraint Drills help teach fundamental check points in the swing so athletes can work their personal style into swing fundamentals.
a. True
b. False
27. Any type of drill (self-organization, constraint, or technical drills) is ONLY to be used to fix swing mechanics and should not be used as a part of a hitter’s warm-up or hitting routine
a. True
b. False
28. One of the 1st steps in utilizing the Blast Motion Swing analyzer in your training is to …?
a. Immediately start training the metric the hitter thinks they need to work on
b. Evaluate the hitters swing in a controlled environment to understand their Blast Swing Profile and Blast Metrics to create a baseline and direct training.
c. Record a swing video for a social media post
d. Choose a drill from the training center and start hitting
29. It is better to have more data on a hitter than quality data on a hitter.
a. True
b. False
30. When evaluating a swing using Blast, the ideal environment for evaluation, defined by Blast, is…?
a. As game like as possible (game, velo machine, overhand BP)
b. Tee work in multiple locations
c. Front toss
d. None of the above
31. Having the Blast app open and getting instant feedback is a great way to train Real vs Feel with which of the following metrics?
a. Early Connection
b. Attack Angle
c. Bat Speed
d. All of the above and more
32. Evaluating and understanding your Blast Swing Profiles helps coaches and hitters direct training to the specific needs of the hitter, both in-season and during the off-season. One of the most holistic ways to train a hitter’s swing is to do…?
a. Hit and do drills with a bat in the hitters’ hands
b. Strength and Mobility training in the weight room/training room
c. A combination of A and B based on the time of year
33. Evaluating a hitter’s swing and creating a "baseline" for the hitter can help in which of the following ways?
a. Creates a starting point for training to track progress. Also known as the Assess, train, reassess model.
b. Coming back from an injury and ensuring the athlete is ready to return to play
c. Tracking a hitters Blast Metrics over the course of the season to identify fatigue, how the swing changes, and manage workload
d. All of the above
34. Hitting is a combination of fundamentals and individual style. Blast measures fundamental check points in the swing so hitters can have their own style of executing fundamentals.
a. True
b. False
35. Offline mode is one of the easiest ways to collect data because...?
a. You put the sensor on the bat and hit while the sensor collects and stores each swing
b. You do not need the phone or iPad around while collecting swings with Offline mode
c. You can download the swings at the end of the day or practice by opening your app and selecting the automatic prompt to "download offline actions"
d. You can still apply context (tee, BP, game) to offline swings being downloaded
e. All of the above are reasons why collecting with offline mode is one of the easiest ways to collect data
36. Using Offline Mode allows player to put sensors on their bats and go about the game or practice without thinking about the data. While hitters swing, the sensor collects and stores the swings data so it can be uploaded to the Blast app when the phone or iPad are in range and connected. Which of the following is true when using offline mode?
a. You can only apply 1 context (environment) when downloading a set of offline swings
b. You cannot apply context when downloading offline actions
c. Offline swings that are downloaded to a device will have a 3D swing trace available for each swing
d. Both A & C
37. If you are a coach with a team, you can bulk download all of your players offline actions at one time using which Blast Motion App
a. Blast Connect
b. Blast Motion Team Admin App
c. Blast Baseball or Blast Softball App
38. Which of the following best describes how to capture video using Blast?
a. Open the camera within the Blast app and start and stop the video before and after each swing.
b. Open the camera in the Blast app and capture 1 continuous video of the hitters swinging. Once the hitter is done with their round, press stop record so the Blast app can auto clip each swing into its own clip with no work to the user. Videos will automatically be uploaded to Blast Connect when the device has WIFI or cellular connection.
c. Record a video of the hitter swinging with your phone’s camera, then open the blast app and import that video from your phone.
d. The Blast App does not record swing videos
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