Helping Committed Hitters Drive the Ball Consistently
Programs Driven By Data. Results Achieved Through Work.
How Driveline Gets Results
Good hitters share similar characteristics.
Swing with the intent to do damage
Possess elite rotational power
Understand their approach and stick to it
Adjust to different speeds and locations
Driveline Hitting is designed to improve these skills simultaneously in all of our athletes.
A Day In The Life Of A Driveline Hitter
At Driveline Baseball we use overload/underload bats, plyocare balls and specific warm-up and recovery drills in order to train our hitters.
You will be working not only on hitting but becoming a better baseball player, improving your throwing arm and overall strength and power.
What is Driveline Hitting All About?
Our environment is designed for competition and results. Think less and do more damage.
At Driveline, we do not force our players to swing the same way. Every hitter moves differently and we will work with your natural movements to help optimize your swing. Swing adjustments are collaborative and if we feel it to be necessary, we will make them.
However, our goal is to create an environment where we give our athletes all of the tools to succeed and then let them run with it.
The Driveline Hitting Program is designed to help our hitters hit the ball harder and be more consistent at the plate. In our program, weighted balls are used to teach hitters to be on plane and precise with their swings. Overload training bats help our hitters use the right parts of their bodies in order to swing harder while still being under control. We also use underload training bats to train faster bat speed.
Equipment Driveline Hitters Use:
Overload and Underload Bats
Driveline Plyocare Balls for Hitting
Rawlings Pro Line 3 Wheel Pitching Machine
Throws over 100mph
Replicates big league pitches
Adjustable spin rates
Adjustable spin directions
Never take a swing that isn’t measured. Learn to compete against yourself and make your best swing muscle memory.
Take Live At-Bats Against Driveline Pitchers
Competition is the heart of the program. Pitching machines are great but cannot replicate the in-game experience of a hitter facing a pitcher.
Driveline Hitting gives our athletes the opportunity to face live pitches from Driveline pitchers in a face-off to prepare for the season. Using the HitTrax, we play live simulated games, bringing in-game feel to the training floor.
What Are the Facets of the Driveline Hitting Program?
Driveline Hitting is based on two key training points, learning to hit the ball with the intent to do damage and learning to adjust well to varying pitch types.
- 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.
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.
HitTrax and Analysis
With a HitTrax and synced high-speed cameras, we can get data on your launch angle, exit velocity as well as break down, frame by frame, your hitting mechanics.
Using the HitTrax, we can track results based on a combination of exit velocity, launch angle, and distance to modify programming as well as track progression.
- High Speed Video
Driveline utilizes our two Edgertronic cameras that shoot up to 17,000 frames a second to iteratively analyze swing mechanics. Analyzing, frame by frame, how an athlete swings, gives both the athlete and trainer a clear visual on how to improve their swing patterns. Combined with exit velocity, launch angle, and overall distance data from HitTrax, you can rapidly improve your swing mechanics.
Who Is A Good Fit to Train at Driveline?
An Individual's career is ultimately their own responsibility.
Driveline Hitting is designed for serious athletes who are willing to work hard. It is expected that they act like a professional, and they will be treated like one as well. Whether you are a 14 year old getting ready for your freshmen year at high school or a professional getting ready for your first spring training as a big leaguer, the expectations are the same.
We help hitters become independent by giving you access to their performance data and educating you on how to think about it.
We at Driveline baseball use objective feedback on your swing each and every day. Our trainers learn about you as a hitter and together, help to create a program that fits your needs.
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This Is Not for Everyone
True progress comes from months of work, not your overnight-quick-fix-guru hitting camp.
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.