Summer Baseball Training Sessions
Develop and Compete
Make the Most of Your Summer
Competition + Development: A Better Way
Spend the summer at Driveline working on what's holding you back and competing against like-minded, serious baseball players.
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 PitchFX, 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?
Our 3-day assessment allows us to learn what you do well and what you don't. We use that data to build your training program.
The assessment process is designed to assess you on the following:
Your pitching or hitting mechanics.
Spin rate and velocity for pitchers; exit velocity and average launch angle for hitters.
Strength and Power:
How well you produce and transfer force.
How well you move.
Assessed by our in-house Physical Therapist, how much strength you have through different ranges of motion.
What you want to get out of your time here, your next year and your baseball career.
Pitchers and hitters will be put through a biomechanics assessment to analyze mechanics as well as general movement patterns. For pitchers, this data contributes directly to known risk factors.
All athletes will meet with Terry Phillips, DPT, our in-house physical therapist.
His correctives are incorporated directly into your warm-up for the day. An asset for all athletes but especially those with previous injury histories, Terry's work here has improved results by keeping guys training near their peaks more often.
While you are here you will be using our custom app to view your:
Day to Day Training Schedule
Data Tracking Sheets
Throwing and/or Hitting Assessment
Videos of Mechanics
Being able to track/monitor an athletes performance and physical capabilities allow us to program their training to fit their needs.
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 our Pitch FX 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.
Leave With A Plan
Everyone receives 30 days of continuous remote programming with our training staff through custom software.
You will have a line of communication with our trainers and you will still be active on our in-gym tracking software that monitors your progress and gives you insights into better optimizing your training. After the first month, you have an option to continue training at a discount to our remote pitching program.
We Get Results
In the 2017 summer out of 36 athletes, Driveline saw an average of 7.07 MPH increase in exit velocity
In the 2017 summer out of 152 athletes, Driveline saw an average of 2.7 MPH increase in mound velocity
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 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.