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01
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Cody Gracco

He runs out to his position, takes off his hat, and puts it atop his glove before gently placing them in front of his feet a few steps behind the back cut of the infield. Hand over his heart, he listens to The Star-Spangled Banner play over the stadium speakers for the first time since May 2015. Thi...

03
30
2020

Hand Positions and Hitting: A Grip Study

It’s the bottom of the ninth inning, bases loaded with two outs, tie game. Aroldis Chapman is on the bump and he’s feeling himself. He just blew three straight fastballs by the previous hitter. You’re walking to the plate with the game on the line, and your coach is yelling at you from the top step...

02
27
2020

The Hitting Intern Blog | Driveline Week 2

Stopped In My TRAQ I had a different approach as I entered Week Two of my internship here at Driveline. I’m not feeling like a deer in headlights on a freeway. I now have to navigate my own progression on a daily basis. At the beginning of the week, I shadowed Hetz during his swing design appointmen...

02
13
2020

The Hitting Intern Blog | Driveline Baseball Week 1

For the next 12 weeks, I will be posting a weekly update of what I am learning here at Driveline Baseball. I will be talking about my thoughts going in, and at the end of each week, I will focus on the material that I learned, observed, and/or material I discussed with trainers or trainees. I am mai...

06
25
2019

Evaluating A Swing Using K-Vest Performance Graphs

With the availability of 3D technology like K-Vest, we can now measure and see exact body positions throughout the swing—in real time. K-Vest provides a basic report that displays a hitter’s kinematic sequence and body positions at three different swing phases. This article dives deeper on what K-Ve...

01
28
2019

Coaches Series: Pairing Hitting with Pitching

This post from our Coaches Series was written by Justin James, Head Coach at Point Loma Nazarene University. He previously served as Assistant Coach at University of California, San Diego. In prior blog posts, I covered implementing the Driveline Pitching Program for first-time coaches: 30 days Befo...

12
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...