Summer Baseball Training Sessions
Stop Wasting Time
Take. Development. Seriously.
Competition + Development: A Better Way
Driveline Baseball's college summer sessions will for the first time combine Driveline's pitching and hitting training with live simulated games.
Athletes can focus on playing and developing, training 6 days a week to prepare for a day of competition.
Live Training Sessions
At Driveline Baseball we have our pitchers face off against our hitters in a live simulated game.
Using tools like Trackman, Rapsodo, and HitTrax for a pitcher we measure velocity, spin rate, spin axis, location, launch angle and for a hitter we measure exit speed, launch angle and distance.
What Are the Components to Summer Baseball Training?
Using Axe Bat Speed Trainers and an arsenal of training tools, Driveline hitters work on improving exit speed, adjusting to off-speed pitches and staying within their approach.
- High Intent
The goal of these drills are to teach our hitters to swing with an intent to do damage.
Hitters have an issue with trying to do “too much” in the box.
If our hitters train with a high level of intent, when it is time to step into the box, they can let their preparation take over. What was formerly “too much” is now normal. Hitting is a violent but controlled movement and it must be trained with this in mind in order to efficiently repeat it when in a game setting.
Variability drills are designed to teach our hitters how to adjust when their timing is not perfect.
Even though the goal as a hitter is to be on time, it is also the pitcher’s job to keep that from happening. With that in mind, it is imperative to place our hitters in a controlled but variable environment so that they are prepared to face this in a game. Our overall goal is to allow for our hitters the largest margin for error when in the box and we believe that this variable environment will give them the best chance to succeed.
An intial throwing assessment determines an athlete’s plan for the summer: increase velocity, develop better secondary pitches, improve command or a combination.
- Training Days
- Velocity: Throw the hell out of the ball. Learn how to throw hard means learning to sequence your body to throw the ball hard.
- Hybrid: Learn to throw and change your pitching mechanics. 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 passively remap mechanics and recruit the ability to throw harder.
- Long Toss: Catch play of all types helps you transfer PlyoCare throws to a baseball-specific context.
- Mound Work: Compete when you train. Pitching to a Trackman unit with 25 eyes on you is just a better environment to throw hard and spot up in.
Strength Training and Analysis
Our strength program focuses on strength, speed and rotational power to help you create the force needed to do damage at the plate.
- Free-Weight Training
The foundation of our strength program starts with Free-Weight Training. From conventional strength training to velocity based training, where weights are built into programming by bar velocity, athletes are able to create more force at the plate.
- Specialized Training
- Keiser Training: A pneumatic cable machine, Keiser is the forefront of training rotational athletes. Measuring power output, this can directly transfer to hitting and allow hitters to assess their rotational power.
- Velocity Based Training: By using our Tendo units, which measure bar velocity, we are able to build strength programs that more accurately auto-regulate with daily power fluctuations.
This Is Not for Everyone
This won't be 100 meaningless ABs or 25 IP in the middle of nowhere.
The best results come from athletes who are train over longer periods of time.
We do not make promises about the results you will receive by doing our program. With these tools we effectively place our hitters in a competitive environment, on a daily basis, to allow them to think less and compete more.
Trainees need to be self motivated. We will not hold anyone’s hand at Driveline. Our mission is to turn athletes into self sufficient baseball players. Our goal is to prepare you to be able to train and compete optimally even after you are done training in-house.
If you aren’t willing to allocate time towards training, then this type of program is not for you. A typical week for our full-time trainees is a minimum of 4 days a week, 1.5 hours a day, not including lifting or throwing. Fulfilling these minimum time requirements is crucial to an athlete’s programming.