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Hitting Velocity Improvement Study

We just completed an eight week Velocity Improvement Study for high school athletes, the details are listed below.  We are currently in week two of a similar study for middle school athletes.  If you are interested in being invited to future studies please contact us.

 

Maximum Velocity Hitting Study

 

The Maximum Velocity Hitting Study was run in the winter of 2017 and was designed to increase each hitter’s exit velocity both off the tee and in front toss/batting practice.  We created the program to statistically analyze the value of drills over time and their impact on the total swing ability of each player.  Exit velocities have become a large part of the recruiting process as well as the scouting of collegiate and professional players.

The players tested in our program ranged in age from sophomores to seniors in high school and the group was limited to eight participants.  The 60 minute session included a weekly warm up with specific hip mobility drills.  Each session of the eight week program continued with varied amounts the following:

  • Video Analysis of big league models
  • Video Analysis of each athlete in the group
  • In cage hitting drills
  • Dry work drills outside of the cage

Velocities were recorded with both a Stalker Radar and a Pocket Radar.

 

Results

The results of the program were listed in the following charts, with the names of each player removed.

Total Improvement
Player   Week 1 High Growth
Player A   75 metal 80 metal 5 MPH
Player B   83 metal 88 metal 5 MPH
Player C   88 metal 92 metal 4 MPH
Player D   72 metal 81 metal 9 MPH
Player E   72 metal 81 metal 9 MPH
Player F   82 metal 92 metal 10 MPH
Player G   84 metal 95 metal 11 MPH
Player H   74 metal 82 metal 8 MPH
 

The total improvement was based on the lowest recorded velocity in any drill vs the highest recorded velocity in any drill at any point of the program

       
 

AVG. increase: 7.625 MPH

Highest recorded Velocity: 95 MPH

Highest increase: 11 MPH

Lowest increase: 4 MPH

       
         
 

 

       
Tee Improvement
Player   Low High Growth
Player A   74 80 6 MPH  
Player B   81 86 5 MPH
Player C   87 90 3 MPH
Player D   72 78 6 MPH
Player E   72 81 9 MPH
Player F   82 90 8 MPH
Player G   83 89 7 MPH
Player H   74 79 5 MPH
         
The tee improvement was based on the lowest recorded velocity on a tee vs the highest recorded velocity on a tee at any point of the program

 

AVG. increase: 6.125MPH

Highest recorded Velocity: 90 MPH

Highest increase: 9 MPH

Lowest increase: 3 MPH

 

       
         
         
Front Toss Improvement
Player   Low High Growth
Player A   75 78 3 MPH
Player B   83 88 5 MPH
Player C   90 92 2 MPH
Player D   74 81 7 MPH
Player E   79 81 2 MPH
Player F   84 92 8 MPH
Player G   84 95 11 MPH
Player H   79 82 3 MPH

 

The front toss improvement was based on the lowest recorded velocity in front toss vs the highest recorded velocity in front toss at any point of the program

 

AVG. increase: 5.125 MPH

Highest recorded Velocity: 95 MPH

Highest increase: 11 MPH

Lowest increase: 2 MPH

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