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16
2019

Constructing a Test/Retest System for Hitters

With new baseball technology readily available and widely used, it is becoming more important to be proficient in using the new information available to players and coaches. This information comes from batted-ball feedback (HitTrax/Rapsodo), bat-motion feedback (Blast, Diamond Kinetics), and movemen...

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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
29
2018

Improving Durability of Pitchers Using a Biomechanics Lab

A pro pitcher recently reached out to me to discuss our program and whether or not it was right for him. He was worried that due to his arm action – and history of injuries – that adding load via weighted baseballs and/or PlyoCare balls could make him more susceptible to injury. On the o...

12
28
2018

3rd Annual Driveline Pro Day, 1/13/19 @ 10:30 AM

The third annual Driveline Pro Day will be Sunday, January 13th. First bullet at 10:30 AM at the Driveline Baseball main facility, Unit 2-4. This year we will have both hitters and pitchers with live at-bats and bullpens. HD video + analytical data (Trackman, Rapsodo, HitTrax) will be sent out to al...

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
18
2018

Changing Shoulder Abduction

Integrating assessment data to help athletes is vital to what we do at Driveline. One piece of data that we occasionally see is pitchers with high elbow climbs. Today, we’re discussing what we see from a training-floor perspective and a biomechanical assessment. This will be a good example of how yo...

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...

12
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...