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09
13
2018

Priming a Hitter’s Brain: EEG Case Study Part 2

As more metrics become readily available for use in sport performance, we’ve seen baseball go through changes on and off the field, both strategically and developmentally. In Driveline’s never ending quest to optimize player development, one metric that we’ve started to investigate is brain activity...

04
14
2017

Rethinking Batting Practice with Release Points

  We wanted to test out some ideas with our pitching machine and pitcher release points. So be prepared for some cool gifs. First, we wanted to see how setting up the machine directly in line with the plate would look from both the right- and left-handed batters box. In the gifs below, the pitc...

02
14
2017

Coaching Hitting Mechanics Part 2: Application

In part one of this blog, we talked about the difference between internal and external cues when coaching hitters: Internal cue: having the athlete think about the movement of their body. External cue: having the athlete think about the effect of their movement. In summary, internal cues can have a...

06
17
2011

The Fallacy of Hard Work

I get it a lot from potential clients: “I’m interested in working hard to play college baseball.” “I definitely have the desire to play pro ball.” “I will do what it takes to make it at the next level.” Except that the majority of people who say this have no...

04
25
2011

You Fail Because You Don't Practice (Or Know How to Practice)

As someone who runs a training facility in Seattle with three batting cages attached to it, I’m in a unique position to see hoards of people coming in to “practice” with their high school, college, select, or Little League teams. Every single team practice I’ve seen has been...

02
04
2011

Some Results from the Velocity Development Program

I’m working on the Strength and Power post of the Velocity Development Program and it will go up on Monday morning. But I just got back from the facility tonight, and everyone had such a great workout and we had some great results from our first cycle of the Velocity Development Program that I...