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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...

11
15
2013

How to Efficiently Change Your Pitching Mechanics

Recently someone asked me a question that I get fairly frequently: I see a lot of strength, conditioning, and training videos and articles on your site, but not a lot about mechanics. Do you teach mechanics in your MaxVelo program? I have mixed reactions to questions along these lines – one be...

03
18
2013

Getting to 95 MPH – Advanced Velocity Development

With the season underway, our guys are getting a lot of rest and not stressing their arms very much. They limit their long toss to 120 feet, and they don’t touch weighted baseballs too much. Just kidding, of course. All of our MaxVelo clients get a throwing program that recommends a minimum of...

03
13
2013

Elite Weighted Baseballs Now On Sale!

The moment everyone has been waiting for (well, me at least) has arrived – our Driveline Velocity MaxVelo Elite Weighted Baseballs are now available for purchase! And to celebrate the launch, we’re giving people 10% off until end of March. The cost for our high-quality weighted baseball...

02
04
2013

Weighted Balls, Supplements, and Other Facility News (2-4-2013)

The last two weeks have been somewhat of a lost period for us at Driveline Baseball and RIPS Baseball, as flu-like illnesses are sweeping through the Pacific Northwest. I’ve had a particularly bad reaction to a bug, coming down with severe bronchitis and flu-like symptoms for over 9 days. My s...

01
28
2013

The Facts Behind Long Toss Training in Baseball

Long toss in baseball has become a hotly-debated topic as it pertains to training pitchers and position players alike. Popularized by Alan Jaeger, recent proponents of “extreme” long toss include 2011 MLB draft standouts Trevor Bauer and Dylan Bundy, who both have no problem getting the...

11
08
2012

Overuse is Not the Problem: Undertraining is the Devil

I’ve been trying to put this article into words for the better part of a year and debated completely shelving it, because frankly, it’s extremely controversial and not accepted by most of the people who train baseball players. However, I am not going to stay silent on the issue any longe...

10
31
2012

Weighted Baseball Training: Results from 2012 and a Case Study

About a year ago, I made my free ebook on weighted baseballs available to the public. Since then, we’ve had over 2,000 requests for the book, and many followed up on their results. Here’s a few of the responses I’ve gotten back: I have followed your weighted baseball program with f...

07
30
2012

Supramaximal Training with Weighted Baseballs

I’ve just found out through some of my contacts that a few notable coaches are no longer using heavy baseballs in their velocity development training programs, so I asked around to confirm it. After doing a bit of research and questioning, I decided to make a video on why we’ll continue...