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04
2018

The How and Why of Differential Command Balls

In 2017, we made many strides at Driveline Baseball in an effort to further our ability to help athletes develop. If you follow our social media, you’ve seen that one of those ways was through implementing structured pitch design sessions with the use of Rapsodo and Edgertronic cameras. The other, l...

07
19
2018

A Look at Long Term Weighted Ball Research

Weighted balls continue to be a hot topic of discussion in baseball. We’ve written about weighted-ball research before, and with new research coming out recently, we felt it was time for another update. How We’ve Gotten Here Many years ago, a number of studies looked at weighted balls and how...

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11
2017

Minimum Protein Needs Based on the Season

In our previous post, we laid the groundwork for understanding how much protein baseball athletes should consume. This time, we will determine the differing needs for macronutrients based on the time of the year and examine how best to consume adequate protein throughout the day. Let’s begin with th...

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05
2017

Protein Requirements for Athletes

Before we talk about how much protein players should be consuming, let’s talk about what exactly protein is, why it is essential, and what is does for the body. The word “protein” comes from a Greek word meaning “of prime importance.” Proteins are made up of the following elements: Carbon Hydrogen O...

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15
2017

Central Nervous System and Fatigue

What is central nervous system (CNS) fatigue, and how will it affect the performance of my baseball athletes? Most athletes know what central nervous system (CNS) fatigue is because at some point or another they have experienced it. Athletes are constantly subjected to the coaching staff’s great ide...

08
05
2017

Coaches Series: Review of First Year Implementation

This post from our Coaches Series was written by Justin James, Assistant Coach at University of California, San Diego. He took over there in January 2017, having coached the previous two seasons at Point Loma Nazarene University.  I took over the pitching staff at UC San Diego in early January 2017....

04
17
2017

Coaches Series: In-Season Program Adjustments

This is the third of several articles written by former Driveline trainer and now Head Coach at Lake Erie College, Cam Castro, detailing the in-season adjustments that can be made of Driveline’s programs and equipment at the college level (Twitter: @Castro_Turf) As coaches, one of our biggest jobs i...