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Free College/Pro Showcase at RIPS Baseball – March 4th

RIPS Baseball is putting on their annual College and Scout Nite on Monday, March 4th in our SeaTac, WA location. Come show off your pitching and hitting skills in front of 45-55 pro and college scouts.

Projectable athletes in high school or college are encouraged to apply. We are only accepting 60-75 applicants, and not all that apply will be accepted. Athletes who apply will need to provide references to verify their skills – ideally independent showcases (Perfect Game, Baseball Factory, etc) or coaches who can vouch for performance.

Apply for College and Scout Nite – applicants who are selected will be contacted by Monday, February 25th to confirm their reservation.

Listed time is 7-10 PM. Pitchers will throw at 7 PM and position players will work out shortly thereafter. Players are encouraged to arrive by 6:30 PM to confirm their registration with the front desk. Lists will be posted throughout the day […]

By |February 7th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Merry Christmas and A Look Back

From everyone at Driveline Baseball (all one of us), we wish you a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

2012 was a landmark year for many reasons, not the least of which were:

Joe Marsh gaining 13 MPH on his fastball in five months (he came in last week and ended up throwing 97.7 MPH with the 3 oz. baseball, so he’s still got it)
Merging with and moving into RIPS Baseball
Moving RIPS / Driveline into our new SeaTac location (which continues to be a process!)
Debuting our velocity development program: MaxVelo (name to be changed in 2013, so keep an eye out)
Growing our client base – both local and remote training

Speaking of our MaxVelo program, here’s a quick update on the RIPS clients who have signed up and been tested in their first six-week cycle:

That’s an average gain of 6.7 MPH over six weeks, and every pitcher in the program self-reports significantly healthier […]

By |December 25th, 2012|News|0 Comments

What it Takes to Play at the Next Level: Work Ethic

How many times have you heard (or said) the words: “I’d do anything to play at the next level,” where next level could be college, minors, or major league baseball? Probably a lot if you’re a coach or a current player.

If you’re a player who says that, no offense, but I don’t believe you. One of the reasons I chose to work at RIPS Baseball is the fact that the owner (Aaron) opens the place at 6 AM every day of the week (open at 8 AM on Sunday, we take Saturday off) and we stay open until 10 PM. That’s 16 hours per day to get your work in.

So here’s a simple question: If you really would do anything to play at the next level, we make it possible to get your work in before school. (Also, we don’t charge you anything if you want to get more work in.) […]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Notes, Rants|0 Comments

Now Hiring: Interns for the 2012-2013 Winter Training Session

Internships at Driveline Baseball are now open for the 2012-2013 off-season training period. An internship at Driveline Baseball will give you the opportunity to work closely with dedicated clients across a wide variety of ages (predominantly 12-18 years old) and a staff of highly-respected coaches that includes (but is not limited to) Aaron Horrocks (RIPS Baseball) and Kyle Boddy (Driveline Baseball). You will get hands-on experience with cutting-edge human motion capture technology, use high-speed video like no other pitching coaches out there, and assist with the monitoring of the weight rooms, batting cages, and pitching tunnels in our brand new 14,000 square foot facility in Tukwila, WA.

A background in strength training and baseball
Highly-motivated to work in the fitness industry
Free on most nights/weekends
Open-minded to new approaches to training athletes
Able to accept (and give) constructive criticism
Able to openly and comfortably interact with parents and coaches

Qualifications that are nice
Candidates who meet the following criteria […]

By |November 1st, 2012|News|0 Comments

ART, PT, Graston, Chiro, Massage Pro Needed (Driveline Baseball / RIPS Baseball)

Here’s a job ad for Driveline Baseball / RIPS Baseball – please pass it around to your friends and colleagues!


Our select baseball facility (12,000+ square feet w/ offices, gym, cages, open areas) is moving to a brand-new location in Tukwila, WA – right near Southcenter Mall. We have over 120 clients in our training program along with many more walk-in customers who rent cages on their own and take lessons with our professional and collegiate coaches. I am the newly-hired Director of Strength and Conditioning who is seeking someone with great Physical Therapy skills – preferably certified to offer: Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Sports Massage, Chiropractor Services, etc.

We are offering a space to operate your practice out of with a great set of starting equipment – massage table, medicine ball rebounder, full set of medicine balls (large and small), full complement of free weights, Crossover Symmetry resistance bands, […]

By |October 29th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Announcement: Taking Over as Director of Strength and Conditioning at RIPS Baseball!

Over the past few years, I’ve been offered multiple positions with various select baseball teams in the Seattle area – ranging from head coach to head trainer for their kids. In every instance, I did my research and decided that it wouldn’t have been a good fit for our organization. My thoughts on “select” baseball aren’t all that kind; I’m fairly biased against these types of places, seeing them mostly as money sinks where the owners take a lot of money in and make false promises to their kids. I’ve seen it time and time again, and I have no interest in getting involved in that side of the business.

Additionally, I’m cut from a Midwestern cloth – I prioritize hard work and a gritty attitude, and that’s the kind of kid I want in my training program. Too many of the organizations in the area are all about aesthetics, cute […]

By |September 24th, 2012|News|0 Comments