The West Coast League and Driveline Baseball are proud to announce a strategic partnership combining participant improvement and enjoying expertise.
Driveline Baseball turns into an “Official Player Development Partner of the West Coast League”, and can carry its analytical experience, coaching sources, and schooling instruments to coaches and gamers via varied retailers.
What does this imply for the West Coast League?
The West Coast League’s 15 groups, starting from Alberta and British Columbia down via Washington and Oregon, will be capable of entry instructional sources and programming instruments which might be obtainable via Driveline’s teaching certifications and Driveline’s programming software program, TRAQ, which permits coaches to guage efficiency in methods past the field rating. They’ll supply this data to the gamers with a view to enhance their efficiency on the sphere.
An instance of this contains the usage of Driveline’s Pitch Charts reporting instrument in TRAQ in addition to additional TRAQ reports. Twelve of the fifteen groups within the West Coast League at present have a Trackman unit, and all groups are anticipated to have a unit by 2022. Trackman measures pitching metrics like velocity, launch level, spin price, and pitch location. On the hitting facet, exit velocity, launch angle, and spray angle are all measured as nicely. TRAQ’s Pitch Charts instrument analyzes this data and shows it in a approach that’s extra simply digestible to the athlete. These experiences will be supplied to an athlete frequently to trace enhancements over time.
Moreover, West Coast League groups can have the mid-season alternative to bolster their rosters with Driveline-trained athletes who’re desirous to take their improvement to the subsequent stage with sport motion within the west’s premier summer time collegiate league.
What does this imply for summer time collegiate athletes?
Athletes will not be left with the choice between coaching or enjoying summer time ball. They’ll have the choice to coach at Driveline for a 4-6 week training block to concentrate on a particular space of improvement. Then, they’ll have a possibility to signal with a West Coast League staff to place their expertise to the check for the rest of the WCL season.
What does this imply for Driveline Baseball?
Driveline Baseball has a neighborhood connection to ship its collegiate summer time athletes to groups to ensure that the athlete to obtain sport repetitions. The objective is to seamlessly transition athletes from a improvement focus into competitors mode the place the scores depend, and the video games matter.
Driveline acknowledges that the aim of improvement is to extend the power to carry out on the sphere with a view to assist the staff win. This partnership exemplifies Driveline’s mission of utilizing a data-driven strategy to creating athletes the very best model of themselves on the sphere.