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02
2020

Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull (IMTP) Strength Testing

If you haven’t read our High Performance assessment summary blog, it is a good place to start. The Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull (IMTP) is a form of Multi-Joint Isometric Test (MJIT) and is useful for assessing athletes because of its safety, ease of application, and data quality. The IMTP is performed o...

12
01
2020

What is the 10 to 5 Repeated Hop Test?

If you haven’t read our High Performance assessment summary blog, it is a good place to start. The repeated hop test is an assessment in which an athlete hops a predetermined number of times—often five or ten—consecutively, with the goal of maximizing the ratio of their flight time to ground contact...

11
30
2020

What is the Squat Jump Test and why use it?

If you haven’t read our High Performance assessment summary blog, it is a good place to start. The Squat Jump (SJ) test is used to assess lower-body concentric power. Squat Jumps are specific to strength and explosive sport competition, as many actions start in a static position (Haun, 2015). Removi...

11
25
2020

What is the Countermovement Jump (CMJ) Test?

If you haven’t read our High Performance assessment summary blog, it is a good place to start. The Countermovement Jump (CMJ) is a vertical jump test performed by having an athlete quickly squat to a self-selected depth and then jump as high as possible. It is the first jump in our force plate asses...

10
19
2020

Hitter Spotlight: NCAA Division II Player

At Driveline Baseball, trainees from all over the country come to train to get better at their craft. Some come from big-time cities, while others come from smaller towns. This particular player comes from one of those small towns in Pennsylvania, with a population of just over 6,100. He attends an...

07
12
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Aaron Takacs

After graduating from Montreat College, where he slashed .314/.437/.455 en route to capping off an impressive 4-year collegiate campaign , Aaron Takacs invested in himself and made the cross country trip from his hometown of Oviedo, FL, to Driveline Baseball in Seattle, WA.  “I found out about Drive...

05
14
2019

Using a Test/Retest Model for Position Players

At the end of each summer, players return from their summer teams or training regiments to their respective schools. Each player tends to use his time in the off-season a little differently. He can go off to the Northwoods and play 70+ games, cover his windows with trash bags to get sleep in the Can...

04
09
2019

Using Assessment Data to Develop a Throwing Program

One of the greatest benefits our assessment provides is how it better informs our staff when developing and implementing throwing programming. It is one thing for an athlete to have all of his assessment data at his fingertips and to understand precisely what was uncovered. But it is another to actu...

12
19
2018

Assessing Hitters and the Importance of Communication

Almost every coach or hitting guy has had that moment: They’re working with someone on a swing change, and the athlete can’t complete the movement. Not a single cue seems to register, video hasn’t helped, or maybe the kid will never make it. So after weeks of trying to help this guy, you just decide...