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29
2018

ABCA 2019

While we wrap up an exciting 2018, we have even more to offer coaches who will be at ABCA this coming year in Dallas. Big plans for ABCA: DrivelinePlus live event Expo Theater talks from Founder Kyle Boddy and Director of Hitting Jason Ochart ABCA exclusive discounts DrivelinePlus event-booth presen...

12
28
2018

3rd Annual Driveline Pro Day, 1/13/19 @ 10:30 AM

The third annual Driveline Pro Day will be Sunday, January 13th. First bullet at 10:30 AM at the Driveline Baseball main facility, Unit 2-4. This year we will have both hitters and pitchers with live at-bats and bullpens. HD video + analytical data (Trackman, Rapsodo, HitTrax) will be sent out to al...

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...

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10
2018

Lessons from Golf: Introducing Bat Fitting

In line with Driveline’s constant thirst for knowledge and curiosity, its hitting staff was recently in attendance for the Titleist Performance Institute’s first-ever OnBaseU certification program: a program dedicated to studying how baseball and softball athletes move and how to assess players’ mov...

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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...

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01
2018

Sample Sizes at the Major League Level

I’m obsessed with sample sizes. And I think anyone looking to draw any sort of conclusions off data should be. The world of analytics has come far in recent years, but the critical area of research that deals with reliability in drawing conclusions off certain sample sizes has still left a lot to be...

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17
2018

Comparing Coaching Philosophies

Our methods for teaching hitting and pitching differ from most. While there are many different styles of coaching, even those who have seen or worked with such variety find that our methods stand out in a number of ways. We’ve previously discussed various reasons for why we use weighted balls and wr...

05
29
2018

Using Swing Plane to Coach Hitters: a Deeper Look

Swing plane is a commonly used, and certainly not a new, idea. Ted Williams famously discusses it in his book The Science of Hitting in 1971 and includes this awesome graphic. Swing plane is incredibly important, but the swing plane problem is much more complex than how it’s being discussed.  ...

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06
2018

A Closer Look at Sport Specialization

During the draft of every major sporting event, the topic of “sports specialization” is guaranteed to come up. You’ll probably end up seeing plenty of graphics like this: Undoubtedly, there will be people who point out that many top-draft picks were multi-sport athletes, and because of that, you sho...

02
15
2018

The Pitfalls of 2D “Biomechanical” Analysis

Everyone wants to do what they can to prevent baseball injuries. With the increase in different technologies (wearable technology and high-speed cameras) and decreases in prices, there has been a shift in what coaches and players can do to examine their performances. Of course, as helpful as this te...