Readiness to Throw: The Imperative of Daily Assessment and Monitoring
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by Tyler Soucie
2M ago
The baseball landscape has been evolving quickly over the last decade and is showing no signs of slowing down in the years to come. A major part of this evolution is the consistently rising fastball velocity at all levels. This has also meant that the baseline requirement for velocity to get your foot in the door at the collegiate and professional level has also continued to rise accordingly, leading to more pitchers chasing velocity in order to keep their chances of advancing alive. By now, it’s fairly common knowledge (I hope) that as the arm moves faster, there are greater forces exerted up ..read more
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The RAMP Protocol: A Comprehensive Warm-up Strategy for Enhancing Athletic Performance
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by Tyler Soucie
3M ago
An effective warm-up routine is a cornerstone of peak performance and injury prevention. In this post, I’ll outline the elements of a quality warm-up and provide you with the tools to create one for yourself or for your team. At Velo Baseball, we use the RAMP protocol when creating custom warm-up routines for the athletes and teams we train. RAMP stands for Raise, Activate, Mobilize, and Potentiate and offers a scientifically backed framework that physically and mentally prepares athletes. Origins of the RAMP Protocol The RAMP approach was developed as a comprehensive alternative to tradition ..read more
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3D Training: Unlocking Athletic Potential in Every Plane of Motion
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by Tyler Soucie
3M ago
    Many traditional training programs fall short in incorporating movements from all three planes of motion due to a combination of historical training philosophies, a focus on muscle isolation, and a lack of awareness regarding functional and sports-specific training. Historically, training programs, especially those for general fitness, have emphasized movements in the sagittal plane, which includes forward and backward movements such as running, squatting, and pressing. These exercises are straightforward, easy to teach, and have clear progressions, making them staples in many t ..read more
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HOW WE EVALUATE POWER WITH PROTEUS MOTION
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by Tyler Soucie
4M ago
Leveraging industry-leading technology to measure power in 3D with Proteus Motion   Sample Proteus Power Report   Defining Power Before we begin, let’s make the record clear that baseball is a power sport. Conventional wisdom may lead you to believe that power is tied directly to strength. However, strength is but one component of generating power, and increasing strength does not always mean power will increase proportionately. Power is the product of force and velocity (P = F x V). To increase power, an athlete can increase strength (the ability to produce more force), velocity (t ..read more
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Summer Ball Without the Sacrifice: Jr. Panthers x Velo Baseball
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by Tyler Soucie
1y ago
On the heels of a successful 2022 campaign that resulted in a first-place finish in the Eliminations and a third-place finish in Canadian Nationals, the Panthers are poised to build on a talented core of players and make another championship run in 2023. We’re excited to join forces with the U22 Panthers and bring something unique to the Junior Intercounty. With summer ball, often comes the sacrifice of prioritizing training and development due to a lack of cohesiveness between an athlete’s training plan and their playing schedule. We aim to change that this season. Pitchers and hitters that ..read more
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Throwing Target Selection: Maximize Your PlyoCare Routine
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by Tyler Soucie
1y ago
  Within a given year, how many throws do you make with your plyo balls? Probably a lot. But, on how many of those throws are you actively selecting a target that will complement the adjustments you’re trying to make or the movements you’re trying to reinforce? Probably not as many. So we beg the question… why not? Target selection can be a critical component of maximizing the effectiveness of your plyocare routine. In this article, we’ll dive into some special considerations for target selection and the common errors we observe when athletes are selecting their targets on the plyo wall ..read more
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Breaking the Mold: Our Approach to Youth Baseball Training
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by Tyler Soucie
1y ago
    “What would you like to work on today?” If this is the first thing out of your trainer’s mouth when you arrive at a facility to take a baseball lesson, get out of there. Youth baseball training has been stuck in the same, ineffective cycle for too long. It’s become far too common (and easy) for trainers and facilities alike to collect your payment, stick you with a trainer whose primary experience is from their own playing days and then leave your athlete’s development to complete chance as you have drills thrown at you without any critical evaluation or thought. You deserve bet ..read more
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Training Solutions for Any Team, Any Age and Any Budget
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by Tyler Soucie
1y ago
The Velo Baseball TEAM PROGRAM is a unique solution for youth, high school and college programs to access high level training. We’ll work with any team of any age and within any budget to come up with a unique training solution that enhances the development of your athletes. Features of these programs can be as simple as providing a throwing schedule and in-person training or as complex as monitoring workloads and building out individualized training plans across an entire organization while working with your coaches to deliver the training. Benefits of the Team Program By leveraging availab ..read more
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Now Hiring: Hitting Trainer
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by Tyler Soucie
1y ago
Job Description: Your primary responsibility will be working with athletes on improving the biomechanics behind their swing. You will leverage the available data from technologies such as Blast Motion and Rapsodo (among others) as well as the data collected during our assessment process to provide quantifiable feedback during the training process. In addition to working with athletes in the cages, you may be required to work with athletes in the gym and assist program directors with additional baseball training activities. A fundamental knowledge of strength and conditioning and its role in t ..read more
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Velo Baseball Team Program: Welcome, Ontario Royals Baseball Club
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by Tyler Soucie
1y ago
We’re thrilled to announce the Ontario Royals Baseball Club as a flagship member of our Team Program. As part of a joint effort to increase the depth and quality of baseball training within Canada, we welcome the Royals and their players to our growing base of athletes. We are excited about the opportunity to provide our training and knowledge to the Royals staff and players as we get started with their organization this fall. Beginning in early September 2022, Ontario Royals 17u & 18u athletes will go through our baseline assessment and program onboarding process. As part of this process ..read more
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