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10
2018

Lessons from Golf: Introducing Bat Fitting

In line with Driveline’s constant thirst for knowledge and curiosity, its hitting staff was recently in attendance for the Titleist Performance Institute’s first-ever OnBaseU certification program: a program dedicated to studying how baseball and softball athletes move and how to assess players’ mov...

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06
2018

Why We Created TRAQ

Driveline began as a facility that tracked athlete data by hand. Athletes were largely responsible for recording their own data, keeping their own sheets, and asking for new ones when they ran out of space. For a few years, this worked. While the process was inefficient, we were able to record how o...

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04
2018

Velocity-Based Training: Programming Considerations

We have written about what exactly velocity-based training is and how to broadly go about implementing that, but we wanted to go a bit more in-depth about the way many ways we use velocity-based training with our athletes at Driveline Baseball. Assessment During our strength assessment, we have athl...

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21
2018

An Introduction to K-Vest

K-Vest by K-Motion was originally intended for golf instructors since it provides a quick look at a player’s biomechanics and real-time measurements. These are then used to provide a mobile, and effective, biofeedback training tool. As K-Motion became successful in the golf world, it became clear th...

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15
2018

Bench Press: A Deep Dive with Programming Considerations

The bench press is one of the most widely debated exercises in the world of training baseball players, specifically pitchers. Despite the debate, not only is the bench press part of our assessment process but also some pressing variation is included in almost all of our athletes’ programs, to some e...

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12
2018

2018 Summer Hitting Review

As a facility predicated on data-driven player development from the beginning, we’ve been fortunate enough to collect data on a wide-variety of athletes ranging in age, skill-level, and programming type. Rather than silo this data internally, we annually publish the results for the majority our summ...

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11
2018

Breaking Down Pop Time

At Driveline, we implement player-development systems based around metrics that will ultimately optimize performance. For example, from a pitching standpoint we work on developing velocity, designing pitches, and maximizing recovery, among other systems. This intuitive, multi-faceted approach is alr...

09
04
2018

The How and Why of Differential Command Balls

In 2017, we made many strides at Driveline Baseball in an effort to further our ability to help athletes develop. If you follow our social media, you’ve seen that one of those ways was through implementing structured pitch design sessions with the use of Rapsodo and Edgertronic cameras. The other, l...