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12
23
2015

Efficient Front Leg Mechanics that Lead to High Velocity

The lead/stride leg in pitching is rarely understood correctly and is often analyzed from a baseball-specific viewpoint. Unfortunately, the best throwers in the world are not baseball pitchers, so to truly understand how the lower half properly works, we need to get out of our comfort zones to disru...

07
24
2015

Lower Half Pitching Mechanics: Data-Driven Analysis

While it is the subject of most articles on “pitching mechanics”, the role of the lower half when it comes to the pitching delivery is open to interpretation by many coaches out there, which often serves to confuse the individual athlete. We’ve recently started a long-range analyti...

12
09
2014

Velocity Training: Perfecting the Overhead Medball Throw

Plyometric training is a key component to developing explosive power that can be applied to the throwing motion. This revelation is nothing new – coaches have been using medicine ball drills for years, but a vast majority of athletes miss the boat when it comes to performing these movements properly...

04
29
2014

Driveline PlyoCare Balls Launched!

Our line of plyometric mini-medicine balls have been undergoing months of testing after a long period of designing/developing, and we’re happy to finally release the Driveline PlyoCare Balls to the public! Full set of PlyoCare balls includes: –Black: 2000g (4.4 lb) –Green: 1000g (2...

04
28
2014

Momentum and Arm Action: Myths and Misunderstandings

Pitching mechanics is a difficult subject to talk about, and one that I don’t touch lightly on this blog. Covering the basics of pitching mechanics like stride length, stride speed, hip/shoulder separation, and even pronation are generally not the topics I tend to discuss – at least not...

10
17
2013

On Velocity Being the Most Important Thing in Pitching

I am fortunate enough to have a handful of acquaintances who work in professional baseball that I can freely discuss things without fear of dismissal. One friend of mine is a minor league pitching coach, who got in a discussion with me about velocity and command. The conversation went like this: Him...