In Hacking the Kinetic Chain, we’ve developed a system that has evolved over six years of research and development and took over two years to fully write. Unlike other products, we do not shy away from the reality that all other “gurus” ignore – developing elite-level velocity and staying healthy is hard. In Hacking the Kinetic Chain, […]
Here’s a few videos worth checking out on pitch design by Trevor Bauer, as well as really delving deep into understanding what pronation is, by yours truly:
Recently someone asked me a question that I get fairly frequently:
I see a lot of strength, conditioning, and training videos and articles on your site, but not a lot about mechanics. Do you teach mechanics in your Elite Velocity Development program?
I have mixed reactions to questions along these lines – one being confusion; certainly I’ve […]
There are a lot of over-simplified cues when it comes to pitching mechanics in the hopes of making the art of throwing 90+ MPH with precision a simple task. Obviously this isn’t the case, considering how few people can actually do this, despite a massively growing industry of pitching instruction and coaching.
As far as we’re […]
Last week we had a handful of our pro clients in the facility to learn about how we’re using high-speed video, two types of weighted ball training, and a new mechanical model on pitching. It was a huge success and a ton of fun, and our high school clients got to work out alongside of […]
Pro Baseball Summit, New Underload Baseball Record, Seminar Dates, Mariners’ Scout Team, and Wireless EXG Sensors – MaxVelo News
I’m going to try to make these posts a little more frequently since the 2013-2014 offseason is here, which means tons of action. Let’s get to it!
Pro Baseball Summit
Driveline Baseball will be hosting the first annual Pro Baseball Summit at our facility in SeaTac, WA from September 15th-21st. This seminar/group work session is open to […]
Last week I was privileged enough to join two excellent speakers – Jim Wagner (ThrowZone) and Kenny Kallen (Velocity Sports) – in beautiful Santa Clarita, CA to talk about pitching. We had an excellent turnout, and the Velocity Sports location worked out perfectly.
We also had a considerable hands-on portion, which the athletes loved. We demonstrated […]
Long toss has become a hotly-debated topic as it pertains to training baseball pitchers and position players alike. Popularized by Alan Jaeger, recent proponents of “extreme” long toss include 2011 MLB draft standouts Trevor Bauer and Dylan Bundy, who both have no problem getting the ball out there 300+ feet on a regular basis:
If you […]
There are a few writers and people out there who criticize me for talking about pitchers’ mechanics without having specific joint loads (kinetics), stating that it’s akin to “guessing” without any merit. Their claims that without a full biomechanical analysis (presumably using three-dimensional modeling), you can’t make any definitive statements about health and efficiency.
Well, as […]