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01
14
2020

TRAQ Series: NAIA Coach

In the month since we’ve launched the free thirty-day trial version of TRAQ, we have had a lot of schools and facilities do some great things with the thirty days.   Jeremy Tecktiel, TRAQ Project Manager, was able to connect with Ottawa University coach Gabe Grinder to learn a little more abou...

01
06
2020

TRAQ Series: Youth Athlete

This mini-blog was written by Micah Simpson, a 13-year-old baseball player. I signed up for TRAQ because my strength trainer, who I had worked with for six years, moved away, and I wasn’t able to find a solid replacement who was either baseball specific or affordable. So, I created my own strength p...

12
12
2019

Driveline Hitting KPI’s

At Driveline, we want to make sure we’re tracking what matters. There’s a plethora of technologies available that can pull up bat speed characteristics, batted ball outcomes, swing kinematics, all of the above, and none of the above. There’s a certain decision paralysis that results from this scenar...

09
19
2019

Implementing Hitting Plyo Balls into Your Practice Plan

Intro The Driveline Hitting PlyoCare Balls have been a staple of our in-gym and online training ever since their inception. The hitting plyo set includes four balls of differing weights, similar to the original plyo balls for pitching. Hitting Plyos have rapidly become one of our most sought-after p...

09
12
2019

Bauer Units, Pitch Movement, and Evaluating Pitches

At Driveline, Bauer Units have been used as a reference during pitch design since the pitch tracking technology such as the Rapsodo started to appear in 2016. We introduced Bauer Units in our original piece on spin rate and followed up with another article to define them more clearly. In this piece,...

09
03
2019

Baseball Australia and TRAQ

One of the earliest users of our TRAQ software was Baseball Australia. We recently spoke with their general manager of performance pathways and athlete development, Glenn Williams, to discuss how they have benefitted from the adoption.  Baseball Australia was initially interested in using TRAQ to co...

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!...