Hitting Development Program
The Hitting Development Program is designed to increase launch angle and maximize exit velocity to improve power in the swing. By using tee drills, the focus is on breaking down the swing into three simple steps. Using Half Bat drills designed to use one arm at a time, players learn how to use the whole body when swinging and develop the correct swing path to maximize power. Then the focus of the program works on proper pitch selection depending on the count to learn how to avoid swinging at the wrong pitch for the situation. Previous six weeks sessions have shown an increase in exit velocity of 3 to 8 mph. The sessions last approximately 45 minutes.
Pitching Development Program
The Pitching Development Program is designed to teach pitching fundamentals with the focus on learning how to incorporate your whole body while pitching and increase the percentage of strikes thrown. By using specially designed throwing drills, pitching mechanics are broken down in simple steps, starting with the arm, then adding the shoulder, then hips, then legs. Players will also learn to throw a second pitch, whether that be a change up or curveball (age dependent). There will also be a simplified version of the Driveline Ballistics Training Program to increase arm strength and velocity. The last ten minutes of the session will be spent on a pitcher’s mound using the newly learned mechanics with the focus being on throwing strikes. The sessions last approximately 45 minutes.
Increased Velocity Program
The Increased Velocity Program is designed to increase arm strength and velocity by using a Ballistic Training Program designed by Driveline Baseball. By using different strengthening drills using Jaeger Stretch Bands, PlyoCare Balls, and Weighted Baseballs, the goal is to increase velocity when throwing a baseball while safely strengthening the arm to help prevent injury. The Modified Six Week Program designed by Pitcher Perfect has shown increased velocity of 2-6 mph. Each session last approximately 30 minutes.