04
17
2017

Coaches Series: In-Season Program Adjustments

This is the third of several articles written by former Driveline trainer and now Head Coach at Lake Erie College, Cam Castro, detailing the in-season adjustments that can be made of Driveline’s programs and equipment at the college level (Twitter: @Castro_Turf) As coaches, one of our biggest jobs i...

04
14
2017

Rethinking Batting Practice with Release Points

We wanted to test out some ideas with our pitching machine and pitcher release points. So be prepared for some cool gifs. First, we wanted to see how setting up the machine directly in line with the plate would look from both the right- and left-handed batters box. In the gifs below, the pitching ma...

03
29
2017

Bauer Units and Pitch Comparison

In our article Spin Rate Part 1, we formally introduced Bauer Units. Bauer Units normalize spin rate per velocity, which, as you’ll see, is important when comparing pitchers’ spin rates. Let’s review the Bauer Unit equation: Bauer Units = Spin Rate (RPM) / Velocity (MPH) This is pretty straight forw...

03
23
2017

Weighted Ball Training Gone Wrong

Weighted balls are a useful tool for developing velocity as part of a training program, however, as with any tool, the effectiveness is dependent on correct implementation. There are plenty of ways in which weighted balls can be used incorrectly. Below are six often overlooked facets to a strong...