Exploring Causes of Decreased Hip Mobility

One of the most common goals I hear from the athletes I work with at Driveline Baseball is the desire to improve their hip mobility. Since proper range of motion in the hips is associated with improved performance and decreased risk of injury, this is a great goal to have (4, 5). In my experience, c...


Athlete Screening Part 2: Performance Screens

Last time, we discussed the importance of having a movement screen and a few of the options that are available to coaches. If you missed that article, check it out here, as a few of the concepts we touched on will come into play throughout this article as well. Strength and Power For starters, let’s...


Athlete Screening Part 1: Movement Screens

You can’t fix a problem if you don’t know it exists. If you’ve played the game of baseball before, chances are someone has told you to fix your mechanics. Mechanics are an ingrained part of this game that players and coaches alike seek to consistently improve upon and refine. However, what is often...


Weighted Ball Training Gone Wrong

Weighted balls are a useful tool for developing velocity as part of a training program, however, as with any tool, the effectiveness is dependent on correct implementation. There are plenty of ways in which weighted balls can be used incorrectly. Below are six often overlooked facets to a strong...