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08
29
2019

How to Be a Biomechanist with Mokka

So you want to be a biomechanist? Well, you’re in luck! This blog will teach you about Mokka, a great open-source software program used for kinematic and kinetic analysis. You can use it to start looking at biomechanics data in 3D, for free! “But I don’t have any biomechanics data?” Don’t you worry!...

08
06
2019

The Complexities of Youth Baseball Development

Every year, there are many discussions on what makes a player good enough to be a top pick in the draft, a top prospect, or simply a top player at the MLB level. Inevitably, these discussions cover a wide range of opinions that typically return to looking at how a key point in their development was...

07
30
2019

Validating Rapsodo 2.0: Pitch Design Made Easier

As player development in baseball continues to rapidly evolve, the demand from coaches and facility owners to integrate sophisticated, reliable, and affordable technology into their players’ training plans has never been higher. In recent years, many products have entered the marketplace attempting...

07
23
2019

Quantifying Swing Decisions: An Individualized Approach

Overshadowed in an age of attack angles, launch angles, and bat sensors lies arguably one of the most fundamental, and perhaps misunderstood, concepts in all of hitting: swing decisions at the plate. What’s the count? Who’s pitching? What’s the score? Where was the pitch located? What was the qualit...

07
19
2019

Implementing the Axe Long Bat into Training

The Driveline Hitting Program is all about creating individualized programs to maximize player development. To accomplish this, we use several tools in varying degrees for each player, because each tool is designed to target specific swing flaws. The tools that people are most familiar with are our...

07
01
2019

Foundations of Pitching: Driveline Coaches Certification

How can you, a responsible, growth-minded baseball coach, navigate a swamp of information on pitching development and apply it in a real-world setting? The heavily-requested “Driveline Certification” course is finally here: Foundations of Pitching. Our staff spent months developing and r...

06
25
2019

Evaluating A Swing Using K-Vest Performance Graphs

With the availability of 3D technology like K-Vest, we can now measure and see exact body positions throughout the swing—in real time. K-Vest provides a basic report that displays a hitter’s kinematic sequence and body positions at three different swing phases. This article dives deeper on what K-Ve...

05
16
2019

Debunking Bat Speed Myths

With the ability to measure bat speed and pair the findings to launch monitors and 3D motion devices, the claims on the relationship between bat speed and batted-ball characteristics can finally be examined. Coaches opinions on training bat speed vary, with some claiming that exit velocity will ofte...