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06
2019

Workload, Range of Motion, and Early Season Injuries

Spring training is usually a happy time of year. Everyone gets to look forward to baseball being played after a long winter. Unfortunately for the players, early season also corresponds with the highest chance of injury. Source: Epidemiology of Major League Baseball Injuries The above study shows a...

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01
2019

Technology, Communication, and the Future of Coaching

No one can deny that baseball has undergone a drastic change in the last few years. An increase in technology and the ability to measure things we previously couldn’t has turned things on their heads. While it can sometimes be hard to separate the exact effects of different technologies and their ef...

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29
2018

ABCA 2019

While we wrap up an exciting 2018, we have even more to offer coaches who will be at ABCA this coming year in Dallas. Big plans for ABCA: DrivelinePlus live event Expo Theater talks from Founder Kyle Boddy and Director of Hitting Jason Ochart ABCA exclusive discounts DrivelinePlus event-booth presen...

12
19
2018

Assessing Hitters and the Importance of Communication

Almost every coach or hitting guy has had that moment: They’re working with someone on a swing change, and the athlete can’t complete the movement. Not a single cue seems to register, video hasn’t helped, or maybe the kid will never make it. So after weeks of trying to help this guy, you just decide...

12
14
2018

6 Week Research Paper Recap

We recently had an article published on a six-week training program that took place at Driveline. The research paper compared two snapshots, six weeks apart, to see what changes (if any) occurred in the pitchers that participated. The purpose of the study was the evaluate the effects of a six-week t...

11
08
2018

Introducing DrivelinePLUS

PLUS is an opportunity for baseball coaches and player to further their information edge and make their budget stretch further. With PLUS, we want to lower the cost of player development for our hungriest coaches and players. So what is DrivelinePLUS? Detailed how-to videos on baseball player develo...

11
06
2018

2018 Summer Pitching Review

During the summer of 2018, we had over 265 on-site pitching assessments from May to September. Of those 265 athletes that trained at our facility, both entry and exit bullpen data was recorded for 120 pitchers to run analyses on. To obtain a more objective measurement on the net effect of our progra...

10
30
2018

Pitching Assessments and Changing Mechanics

Over the past few months, we’ve been traveling around the country performing assessments on athletes with our mobile biomechanics lab. The lab is a crucial piece of our assessment process since the summer of 2017. The reason it’s so key to our process is the data it provides and how it combines with...

09
13
2018

Priming a Hitter’s Brain: EEG Case Study Part 2

As more metrics become readily available for use in sport performance, we’ve seen baseball go through changes on and off the field, both strategically and developmentally. In Driveline’s never ending quest to optimize player development, one metric that we’ve started to investigate is brain activity...

09
06
2018

Implementing Command Training Into Team Practice

Last time, we discussed if sacrificing intent is beneficial for improving command. Research looking deeper into the Speed Accuracy Trade-Off and human movement reveal it is not. We know proprioception plays one of the largest roles in throwing strikes and commanding the baseball. Improving proprioce...