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08
2019

How to Scout Off a Stat Sheet

As a small or lower-level school pitcher or pitching coach, one thing that can be frustrating is the lack of resources available to create an effective game plan from game to game and hitter to hitter. You’d have basic reports from a coach that say things that can be discerned from general knowledge...

01
28
2019

Coaches Series: Pairing Hitting with Pitching

This post from our Coaches Series was written by Justin James, Head Coach at Point Loma Nazarene University. He previously served as Assistant Coach at University of California, San Diego. In prior blog posts, I covered implementing the Driveline Pitching Program for first-time coaches: 30 days Befo...

01
18
2019

Comparing Tee, Front Toss, and Machine Swings with a Bat Sensor

What Is Blast? Blast Motion Baseball by Blast Motion, Inc. is a motion-capture sensor for the bat that measures various data points with every swing. The version that we use at Driveline measures 14 data points: 1.) Attack Angle                                                          8.) Rotational...

01
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...

11
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...

10
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...

07
19
2018

A Look at Long Term Weighted Ball Research

Weighted balls continue to be a hot topic of discussion in baseball. We’ve written about weighted-ball research before, and with new research coming out recently, we felt it was time for another update. How We’ve Gotten Here Many years ago, a number of studies looked at weighted balls and how...

07
17
2018

Comparing Coaching Philosophies

Our methods for teaching hitting and pitching differ from most. While there are many different styles of coaching, even those who have seen or worked with such variety find that our methods stand out in a number of ways. We’ve previously discussed various reasons for why we use weighted balls and wr...

06
21
2018

A Closer Look at the Kettlebell Carry

Recently we released our first peer-reviewed study at Driveline Baseball, titled “Surface Electromyographic Analysis of Differential Effects in Kettlebell Carries for the Serratus Anterior Muscles.” Now, the title is a little long and perhaps challenging to understand specifically what we studied. S...