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...

06
21
2018

A Closer Look at the Kettlebell Carry

Recently we released our first peer-reviewed study at Driveline Baseball, titled “Surface Electromyographic Analysis of Differential Effects in Kettlebell Carries for the Serratus Anterior Muscles.” Now, the title is a little long and perhaps challenging to understand specifically what we studied. S...

05
07
2018

Two-Way Athletes and Considerations for Long-Term Health

According to the Paul Haggen at MLB.com, baseball and softball are the most participated in team sports for youth athletes, with over a combined 25 million participants in 2016 (Haggen 2017). Not only that, but baseball participation has increased 7.7% in 2016 (Haggen 2017). It’s great to see so man...

03
08
2018

Assessments, Data, and Individualization

Individualization is seen as a must have with training programs. While this is good, it doesn’t come without some misunderstandings. We’ve touched on some of those issues before, but it sometimes seems like people get confused by what individualization means in relation to sports. At times, individu...

12
20
2017

Coaches Series: Year-Round Programming

This post from our Coaches Series was written by Justin James, Assistant Coach at University of California, San Diego. He took over there in January 2017, having coached the previous seven seasons at Point Loma Nazarene University.  In previous posts, I covered implementing Driveline Protocols to a...

12
11
2017

Minimum Protein Needs Based on the Season

In our previous post, we laid the groundwork for understanding how much protein baseball athletes should consume. This time, we will determine the differing needs for macronutrients based on the time of the year and examine how best to consume adequate protein throughout the day. Let’s begin with th...

12
05
2017

Protein Requirements for Athletes

Before we talk about how much protein players should be consuming, let’s talk about what exactly protein is, why it is essential, and what is does for the body. The word “protein” comes from a Greek word meaning “of prime importance.” Proteins are made up of the following elements: Carbon Hydrogen O...

12
01
2017

Carbs or Fats for Athletes

“Should I eat carbs or should I eat fat?” This question has been a topic of hot debate recently, with very credible arguments on both sides. On one hand, we can consider the “right” answer for the general population, which is to probably take it easy on the sugar. However, when we consid...

11
15
2017

Central Nervous System and Fatigue

What is central nervous system (CNS) fatigue, and how will it affect the performance of my baseball athletes? Most athletes know what central nervous system (CNS) fatigue is because at some point or another they have experienced it. Athletes are constantly subjected to the coaching staff’s great ide...