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...

02
15
2018

The Pitfalls of 2D “Biomechanical” Analysis

Everyone wants to do what they can to prevent baseball injuries. With the increase in different technologies (wearable technology and high-speed cameras) and decreases in prices, there has been a shift in what coaches and players can do to examine their performances. Of course, as helpful as this te...

11
02
2017

Reviewing Offspeed Pitches and Elbow Torque

With new research developments in other labs and our own facilities, we felt it was a good time to update our data set on offspeed pitches. Previously, we looked at offspeed pitches and were able to come close to replicating peer-reviewed research with the motus sensor. Essentially, fastballs were t...

08
23
2017

Comparing Flat Ground to Mound Elbow Torques

This summer we wanted to research one of the more commonly implemented ways to practice pitching: flatground work. Flatground work is often seen as a less stressful way to practice not only mechanics but also work on command and offspeed pitches. We wanted to investigate this while using the motus S...

08
12
2017

How to Use the Motus Sleeve

We have been using the motusBASEBALL Sensor to great success over the last year, and it has been able to bring biomechanics measurement from the lab to the amatuer coach and player. Because of our success using the motusBASEBALL Sensor, we felt it would be helpful to provide some more information on...

07
27
2017

Front Side Glute Data in Pitching – An EMG Pilot Study

Let us start by recalling an earlier blog post about efficient front leg mechanics and what they do for the throwing motion, and velocity. In this post, we talk about how the front leg has the job of “slamming on the breaks” [1] and stopping the momentum of the body allowing for maximal momentum tra...

05
24
2017

A Different Model for Cueing Pitching Mechanics

Today, we are going to focus on the communication side of teaching mechanics. More specifically, we’re going to look at why we don’t agree with how most coaches believe in teaching mechanics and explaining how we teach them. We don’t believe the traditional form of teaching mechanics is...

05
18
2017

Stability & Pitching Mechanics

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the importance of mobility in the pitching delivery. While mobility is crucial, stability is equally as important since it plays a critical role in injury prevention. Mobility is defined as the ability to perform a desired movement; stability is defined as t...