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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...

09
09
2020

How Proper Breathing Can Boost Athletic Performance

The importance of breathing has gained traction over the last several years as it pertains to the health and performance of not just baseball players—but all athletes. It’s safe to say that a large percentage of the baseball world has done some type of breathing drill during their career, whether in...

03
19
2019

Making Movement Changes in the Weight Room

You can’t outcue a movement deficiency. These are words we live by at Driveline Baseball and that’s what our makes our assessment process so vital for getting our athletes results. Individually, our assessments don’t provide nearly as much value as they do as a whole. However, once we combine the bi...

10
30
2018

Pitching Assessments and Changing Mechanics

Over the past few months, we’ve been traveling around the country performing assessments on athletes with our mobile biomechanics lab. The lab is a crucial piece of our assessment process since the summer of 2017. The reason it’s so key to our process is the data it provides and how it combines with...

07
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...