Competition plus development, a better way to spend your summer. Get assessed and learn what you need to work on. Then spend the summer executing your training plan and competing against like-minded, serious baseball players. When ready, a typical schedule is training 5 days a week and 1 day of competition.
How Driveline Gets Results
Assess, Train, Reassess
You bring the work ethic. We'll give you a plan and environment to get the most from your effort. It all starts with an assessment.
What do you do well? What's holding you back? We start with a snapshot of exactly who you are as a pitcher at this moment in time.
Next, we build a plan so you can get the most out of your training days. Is the plan working? We retest at regular intervals to make sure you're making progress. You have 1 career. Don't waste your reps.
What Are Your Training Options?
Not just a spreadsheet pitching program. Our remote pitching program integrates strength, throwing programs, nutrition and pitch development. It requires serious commitment from athletes. Hard work and communication is a must to get the most out of this program. You bring the work and we will give you the best plan to become the player you want to be.
Gap Year Training
An extended training period to become the player you want to be. Gap year training is specially designed for athletes who need to prioritize developing the proper strength and pitching skills that are required to compete. We give you a plan to develop and you bring the work ethic to execute that plan.
Training at Driveline has been an unbelievably incredible experience for me. I was a pitcher throwing low 80's in the fall and felt like it was impossible to add velocity at this point in my career, especially after getting Tommy John in high school. I was afraid to throw the ball hard and had zero confidence in my stuff. But, after coming to driveline I am already throwing harder than where I was topping out at in the fall. Kyle and the trainers at Driveline have an excellent grasp on how to train pitchers correctly in all forms from throwing to recovering, lifting, and everything else that contributes to a high-velocity pitcher. If you are looking to improve as a pitcher or even a position player looking to add arm strength, there truly is no better place to be than Driveline.
A couple of months ago I found myself driving 1,604 miles in order to spend an entire summer training at Driveline Baseball in Kent, Washington. If you are a player, parent or coach searching the internet for pitching help, most likely you run into sites claiming their program's "quick and easy ways to gain velocity", and sifting through online sales pitches that all seem "too good to be true". Welcome to a place where instead of promising results and promoting illusions of grandeur, you are given access to a wealth of knowledge and tools that are in place and at your disposal to use to improve as a pitcher. You won't find athletes at Driveline that are "overcoached" because to be honest there isn't a lot of verbal coaching that goes on here, and that is by design. The drills and movements serve as our best pitching coaches. Regardless of your goals, I encourage you to educate yourself, see through the scams out there and take total control of your training and your baseball future. I'm forever grateful I did.
What is the Driveline Program?
Our throwing training for high school pitchers is geared towards two key areas mechanical efficiency and arm care. The tools and programming you will be given focus on these two areas to optimize your performance and help you develop in the short and long-term
- Training Days
- Velocity: Velocity matters. Learning how to throw hard means learning to sequence your body to throw the ball hard.
- Hybrid: Change your pitching mechanics and learn to throw efficiently. These days blend elements of command, velocity, efficiency.
- Recovery: Prepare for the heavy training days that lie ahead of you with an easy, low impact day.
- Training Tools
- Warm-up and Recovery: Learn to prepare yourself to train and compete. Recover from your work that day to get ready for tomorrow. Serious athletes take warm-up and recovery seriously–and it is well over 50% of our program.
- Weighted Balls: Overload and underload ball throwing helps both remap mechanics and recruit the ability to throw harder.
- Mound Work: Do you have it when it matters? Our training is all geared towards improving mound performance-and that includes executing in a highly competitive training environment.
Strength Training and Analysis
Strength Matters. Building a solid strength base is one of the most important things you can do as an athlete early on in your career. Our strength programming works hand-in-hand with our throwing programming and is the basis of your training with us.
- Free Weight Training
- Free Weights are the foundation of our High-Performance program, from conventional strength training to explosive constraint-led training. Efficient, repeatable mechanics and the athleticism required to throw hard is all built in the weight room. A foundation of general strength complements and improves the throwing-specific work.
- Specialized Training
- Sprint/Impulse Training: Elite athletes know how to move fast well. Our programs are front-loaded with explosive movement preparation and mixed with pure speed development depending on your strength levels.
- Isometric/Eccentric Training: Often neglected in conventional baseball training programs, eccentric and isometric training improve durability of our athletes.
Pitch Design and Analysis
With the best pitch tracking technology and high-speed Edgertronic cameras, we develop specific pitch-improvement plans and track your improvements over time. Pitches are designed in the lab and then trained until they are game-ready.
- Pitch Flight Data
Pitch physics tools like Rapsodo, Trackman, and Pitchf/x, combined with our own in-house analysis tools, help you understand if certain pitches in your arsenal are being over- or under-utilized. Get a data-driven plan on what to throw often and what to shelve.
- High Speed Video
Driveline utilizes Edgertronic cameras that pick up how your fingers release the ball to build better pitches step-by-step. More than just trying new grips, we can analyze how a certain pitch comes out of your hand and the flight of the ball. that gives you a lot of feedback on how to improve that pitch by helping you see what you feel.
A Day in the Life of a Driveline Athlete
From morning to night, a Driveline athlete shows us what a typical training day at Driveline looks like as well as his mentality moving here for a summer.
Is Driveline A Good Fit For You?
Individual responsibility is incredibly important at Driveline Baseball.
We help pitchers become independent by giving you access to your performance data and educating you on how to think about it.
We collect as much data on you as possible to give you the best plan to get results.
- We train serious athletes. Serious athletes do not need to be reminded to consume sufficient protein, get enough sleep, or come in on time.
- It is your responsibility to not throw at high intent on your recovery days simply “because you feel good.”
- It is your responsibility to sign up for sessions that fit within your schedule.
- We do not strive to create a relationship where the athlete is codependent on us as a coach. We seek to be a bridge for dedicated athletes to learn how to own their careers and their results.