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12
27
2016

Does Arm Speed in Pitchers Matter?

A common criticism of training using overload/underload implements is that training using weighted balls only trains arm speed, and that such a training method either: Increases the chance of an arm-related injury Doesn’t improve velocity as arm speed is similar across all ages despite differi...

03
08
2016

Weighted Baseballs, Safety, and Consequences

The larger and larger support that weighted baseball training is gaining not only on the Internet but in professional baseball is something that I could not have predicted years ago when I started this journey. That being said, there are serious risks when training with weighted implements, and Mike...

11
16
2015

Crow-Hop Weighted Baseball Throws for Velocity Development

One of the bigger staples of our velocity development program are maximum intent throws to a net using weighted baseballs. This is something we prominently feature on our social media accounts and it gets a ton of attention! When we uploaded this video of Casey Weathers throwing 103 MPH (later eclip...

05
29
2014

Summer 2014 Training Period – News and Notes

The high school season is nearly complete, with Driveline athletes still looking to dominate at 2A (Elijah Hill – Tumwater HS), 3A (Taiki Green, Zach Lewandowski, Grant Townsend – Bonney Lake HS; Drew Rasmussen – Mt. Spokane HS), and 4A (Brendan Illies, Tyler McDowell, Lane Griffin...

02
06
2014

A Follow-Up on NPA-Style "Holds"

Dan Blewett of Warbird Academy wrote a great post on the NPA-style holds that Steve Delabar popularized through Tom House and Jamie Evans, and I urge you to read it: Holds, Pitching Velocity, and Tom House Tennis Analogy. Dan makes a TON of great points, one of which I wish I was smart enough to hav...