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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...

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
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...

05
14
2019

Using a Test/Retest Model for Position Players

At the end of each summer, players return from their summer teams or training regiments to their respective schools. Each player tends to use his time in the off-season a little differently. He can go off to the Northwoods and play 70+ games, cover his windows with trash bags to get sleep in the Can...

04
09
2019

Using Assessment Data to Develop a Throwing Program

One of the greatest benefits our assessment provides is how it better informs our staff when developing and implementing throwing programming. It is one thing for an athlete to have all of his assessment data at his fingertips and to understand precisely what was uncovered. But it is another to actu...

03
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...