Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports Relies on HitTrax™ Data Capture and Simulation System to Improve Coaching Instruction and On-Field Player Performance

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System from InMotion Systems provides real-time baseball simulation and immediate feedback to help coaches enhance instruction and give players a competitive edge.

Real-time baseball data capture and simulation

“We are always looking at how we can use innovative technology to bring out the most in our ballplayers, and HitTrax is easily one of the best baseball training tools I’ve seen in all my years of player instruction.”

InMotion Systems, LLC and Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports today announced that they have teamed to install the HitTrax data capture and simulation system at the Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports training facility in Lockport, IL. HitTrax is a baseball and softball simulator that measures key performance metrics for hitters and pitchers in real time and displays live results, giving players and coaches at Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports immediate feedback while charting players’ progress over time, helping to improve player training, development, and on-field performance.

“Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports is committed to finding the elite performer in every player who comes into our facility,” said Jim Thompson, president of Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports. “The HitTrax system provides our instructors with never-before-captured data that they use to easily analyze the performance of the player and find gaps in their swing. We’re able to use the immediate feedback of the system to further engage the player while using the visual data necessary to reinforce the instruction being provided by the coaches. We believe in the metrics of HitTrax, and intend to include the system in our future facilities as we expand.”

“We are always looking at how we can use innovative technology to bring out the most in our ballplayers, and HitTrax is easily one of the best baseball training tools I’ve seen in all my years of player instruction,” said John Cangelosi, founder of Cangelosi Baseball, located in the Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports facility. “I can’t overstate the value of receiving real-time feedback from the HitTrax system. The players are able to quickly see their improvement after making only minor adjustments to their swing, and this instant gratification fuels their momentum going into the next lesson and, more importantly, onto the field.”

The HitTrax baseball analytics and simulation system measures never-before-captured metrics that quantify performance and help baseball and softball players and coaches identify strengths and weakness before stepping onto an actual field. The system provides real-time visual simulation and statistical hitting and pitching data upon impact with the bat, offering immediate feedback on such metrics as exit ball velocity, distance, pitch speed, late break of pitch, strike zone analysis, and spray charts. In-depth reports generated by the system chart progress over time and identify performance trends. Players have the opportunity to compare their statistics against a national database of players at similar skill levels, from Little Leaguers to the professional ranks.

“We are thrilled that Bo Jackson, one of the greatest athletes of all time, and his partners at Bo Jackson’s Elite Training and Cangelosi Baseball have chosen to incorporate HitTrax into their comprehensive baseball training regimen,” said Michael Donfrancesco, owner and manager of InMotion Systems, LLC. “Dedicated to training their athletes ‘inside and out’, the instructors at Bo Jackson’s Elite Training know they can rely on the HitTrax analytics to improve the performance of their players, giving them a competitive advantage and helping each and every one of them to realize their full potential.”

About Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports
Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports (BJES) is renowned as one of the leading indoor sports training centers in the country. As an air-supported structure it offers 88,000 square feet of unique training space for turf sport teams (baseball/softball, football, soccer, and lacrosse) as well as to individual athletes, of any sport, who desire to improve athleticism and personal leadership skills. BJES is home to Cangelosi Baseball, Bo Jackson’s Football, and Bo Jackson’s Sports Leadership Centers of America. With its flagship facility in Lockport, IL and other locations planned for Hilliard, OH and Avon, OH, BJES is actively identifying weather-challenged markets to bring its unique training environment and philosophy to athletes throughout the Midwest and Northeast. More information can be found at

About InMotion Systems
InMotion Systems’ patent-pending HitTrax Data Capture and Simulation System represents the first of its kind for the baseball community. The revolutionary system provides immediate feedback to players while measuring key performance metrics that will ultimately improve their game. Markets include entertainment venues; indoor baseball academies; equipment manufacturers, collegiate athletic programs; and professional teams. For more information visit

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