02
22
2017

Pitching Mechanics: What We Don’t Know

Pitching mechanics are possibly the most hot topic you can talk about in baseball. They are often simplified, for a number of reasons, down to a degree where they can lose meaning. In this series, we’re going to break down some things that affect pitching mechanics and how we approach “teaching” mec...

02
16
2017

Analyzing Lower Half Pitching Mechanics Using Force Plates

This article was written Engineer/Researcher Joe Marsh and lightly edited for content by Kyle Boddy, Director of Research and Development. What We Currently Know About the Lower Half Essentially, nothing. There are studies which have linked lower half force production to ball velocity, and other stu...

02
14
2017

Coaching Hitting Mechanics Part 2: Application

In part one of this blog, we talked about the difference between internal and external cues when coaching hitters: Internal cue: having the athlete think about the movement of their body. External cue: having the athlete think about the effect of their movement. In summary, internal cues can have a...

02
07
2017

Blending to the Mound

This is the second of several articles written by former Driveline trainer and now Head Coach at Lake Erie College, Cam Castro, detailing the application of Driveline’s programs and equipment at the small-college level (Twitter: @Castro_Turf) Rethinking January Bullpens How athletes prepare fo...

12
27
2016

Does Arm Speed in Pitchers Matter?

A common criticism of training using overload/underload implements is that training using weighted balls only trains arm speed, and that such a training method either: Increases the chance of an arm-related injury Doesn’t improve velocity as arm speed is similar across all ages despite differi...