My son is a 14 year old hs freshman who just started the Driveline program in August of 2017 with a local baseball training company.
In 17 sessions, he has added 13 mph to his throwing velocity. He now sits in the mid 70s with nine sessions to go until freshman tryouts.
In the five months or so he has been training in the Driveline system, I have seen marked differences in his arm speed, hip flexibility, core strength, rotational power, scapular strength and joint stability.
I have read HTKC cover to cover and find it to be very informative, data driven, and scientifically validated.
The workouts themselves encompass a lot of stretching, medicine ball work, arm patterning with plyoballs, j band work and core exercises. There is also a strict adherence to warming up and cooling down/arm care.
Surprisingly, not much actual throwing. My son isn’t at the point where weighted balls have been introduced but I assume by the summer he will given his rate of progression.
I must also add that my son lifts 3-4 times a week and works with a professional strength and conditioning coach once a week, as well as doing JBand work on his own almost every night.
In short, he does plenty extra. It’s been made very clear to us that the program alone isn’t a cure all or panacea and that if he wants to continue making gains, or at least not regressing, he needs to continue working.
To give one an idea, my sons weekly workout schedule is as follows:
Monday-Driveline Velocity training
Tuesday-Lifting/hs team training
Wednesday-Strength and Conditioning training
Thursday-Private instruction/hs team training
Saturday-Driveline Velocity training/lifting
Sunday-Travel team training/lifting
I have also looked at Top Velocity and like some of what they have to say. I’m not sure why one can’t incorporate aspects of both programs into their training. What I don’t like is the constant negativity directed from Top Velocity to Driveline. Big turn off. And childish.
As for the Texas Pitching Ranch, we’re going this summer. If nothing else, it will be a nice weekend of father/son bonding.
This is my son yesterday (Jan 2018) after 17 Driveline training sessions:
This is my son when he started the Driveline program in August 2017