I Lost My Swing and Found Much More than a “Swing”

Many people in the baseball circles of Baton Rouge, Louisiana know the name Frazier Hall, but his name and current endeavors in athletics have now transcended far beyond Baton Rouge and all sports circles.

Frazier was an accomplished baseball player in high school, college, and the pros.  He was All-District all three years of high school.  In college, at Southern University, he was a three time All-American, three-time All-Conference, Back-to-Back Conference Player of the Year, and the Male Athlete of the Year.  In the pros he was the first college first baseman drafted by the LA Angels, an MiLB minor league organizational All-Star, and Top Prospect of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and later the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Frazier Hall called up to the Big Club in Spring Training 2012

In his second season as a pro with the Angels, and after a successful All-Star rookie season, reluctantly Frazier was traded to the Diamondbacks for a three-digit fastball RHP Barry Enright.  The Diamondbacks were willing to give up such a prize to the Angels in anticipation that they would lose their MLB first baseman, Paul Goldschmidt, to free agency.  When Frazier got to the Diamondbacks his upside was evident.  Later in Frazier’s pro journey he lost his swing.  Frazier suffered from a blood clot that almost killed him.  He lost twenty-five pounds, he lost his bat speed, and he developed bad habits to compensate for his loss of strength.

Frazier Hall called up to the Big Club in Spring Training 2012

This is where the journey begins, to a place that Frazier had no idea that he was going.  Frazier’s quest was to be a breacher of the gap between baseball and science to find his swing.  He spent countless hours hitting in the batting cage and quickly came to the conclusion that he needed to delve deeply into physics, engineering, mathematics, physiology, and kinesiology to find his swing.

Frazier started meeting with college professors in physics, engineering, mathematics, physiology, and kinesiology.  He had no clue that he would find much more than his swing.  What he found was biomechanics and pathomechanics all intertwined in the quest for his swing.  He became great friends with the mathematics professor, that also played baseball in college, which stood by Frazier’s side every step of this journey.

Frazier found the fusion of power and orientation — a dynamic that not only drives all athletics onward but also steers it into optimal performance, no matter the sport.  The inception was rooted in Frazier’s growing and profound comprehension of biomechanics, which is the mechanical laws concerning the movement or structure of the body, and pathomechanical, which is the changes in the normal biomechanical functioning.

Frazier Hall at Southern University playing catcher tagging out the ULL
 baserunner trying to steal home.  In college, Frazier played 1B, C, and 3B.

Frazier saw that relying solely on athletic ability or skill sets acquired for competitive sports is insufficient and will not have long term success.  He saw that athletic ability and skill set development are two completely different things.  He saw the importance of a strategic force capable of navigating the complexities of the human body and its necessary movements to achieve athletic optimal performance and ultimately success.

Frazier was able to create a foundation of biomechanical performance for every athlete, in every sport, by using cutting-edge technologies.  Then he developed a copyrighted algorithm to address pathomechanical changes in biomechanics, thereby enhancing athletic performance to its peak levels.  His algorithm is self-learning for the subject athlete and for the sport.

Frazier then tripped and fell into several “outside the box” of baseball test subjects, two college women volleyball players and a four-year NCAA-SEC 295-pound football player that wanted to play NAIA small college baseball as he worked on his MBA.  Frazier saw that if all the things he learned and believed in while on his quest to find his swing were real and true, that this was where the rubber hit the road with two volleyball players and a football player that wanted to be a baseball player.

Frazier became committed to diagnosing the unique requirements of volleyball players and a football player transitioning to being a baseball player by measuring and verifying muscular and joint movements.  He then captured precise data to develop a comprehensive analysis and tailored each action plan for body performance enhancements.  He then trained the athletes and watched them transition into what he believed that they had the potential to become.

Fast forward the two stories, the two women that were accomplished college volleyball players are now rated in the top ten volleyball players in the world with ambitions of competing in the Olympics.  The football player lost almost 60 pounds, which increased his biomechanics and pathomechnics dramatically.  He played two solid years of small college baseball, graduated with an MBA, and was signed to a professional baseball contract.

How so this apply to football?

Every human body movement of any position in football, from the quarterback to the punter to the left tackle, is governed by the laws of nature.  If a quarterback is not using his hips, ground force energy, and the proper arm slot he limits his success.  If a receiver is not using ground force energy and proper core movement, he too will limit his success.  This even applies to a center hiking the ball to the quarterback in the shotgun formation.  Frazier’s findings have been used to develop and fine tune several high school quarterbacks, from their three and five steps drops, to throwing dynamics, and to arm slot delivery.

Frazier Hall found his swing, but it was too late in the baseball world because he was considered damaged goods and too old.  Even though Frazier was late to the game of professional baseball he is early in the world of motion analytics for optimal performance.  Frazier found far more than his swing.

So, in the heart of the athletic world, a significant transformation is underway.  Frazier Hall, a name that echoed through the corridors of Baton Rouge, is now evolving into something powerful, dynamic, and forward-thinking — in the newly founded company Force Vector Athletics.  The journey from Frazier Hall baseball player to Force Vector Athletics is a strategic shift that promises to redefine the landscape of all athletics.