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13
2019

Individualized Programming for Youth Hitters

Every hitter moves differently, depending on that hitter’s individual stability, strength, and mobility capabilities. We know that youth athletes have a limited window to developing rotational speed and power, per Dr. Greg Rose, and building that engine should be the main emphasis in a youth hitter’...

02
06
2019

Pairing Blast and Hittrax Data

While the beginning of the technology revolution in baseball analytics may have started on the pitching side, hitting is catching up fast. More people and teams than ever have been using objective, precision-measuring technology to evaluate swing outcomes (batted ball technology like Rapsodo Hitting...

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...

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
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...