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03
26
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Division II Athlete

Considering recent events, we created this series to highlight our athletes’ work who had their seasons cut short. In this edition of the Hitter Spotlight, we’ll look at a Division II athlete who had a torrid start to the 2020 season: There are hot starts, and then there’s this trainee...

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...

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...

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...