Weighted Ball Success


#21

[quote=“CoachKreber”]I am not sure what the rest of the book has to offer. I think the Table of Contents is on the National Pitching Website. All I know is Chapter 12 is my favorite. If you are not sure about the purchase, check it out at the public library.

Good Luck…[/quote]

Thanks Coach Kreber


#22

Yr Baseline 2nd T 3rd T Final (JUGS) Change

SR 75 MPH 80 MPH 82 MPH 90 MPH 15 MPH
JR 69 MPH 77 MPH 79 MPH 80 MPH 11 MPH
SR 64 MPH 74 MPH 79 MPH 80 MPH 16 MPH
FR 63 MPH 61 MPH 65 MPH 69 MPH 6 MPH
JR 61 MPH 64 MPH 69 MPH 71 MPH 10 MPH
FR 60 MPH 64 MPH 65 MPH 65 MPH 5 MPH
SR DNT 67 MPH 68 MPH 72 MPH 5 MPH
JR 68 MPH 73 MPH 74 MPH 75 MPH 7 MPH

AVG 65.7 MPH 70 MPH 72.6 MPH 75.3 MPH 8.13 MPH

So in the end after 10 weeks, we raised our pitching staff’s average velocity almost 10 MPH and now have a DI caliber pitcher at 90 MPH. If anyone wants the program we used (after I type it up) from start to finish, email me at:

gerald.kreber@ops.org


#23

Too small of a sample to make any generalizations but I will anyway. It looks like the older players tended to make the biggest gains. That’s interesting and a bit surprising. We’ll have to get my son’s shoulder fully healthy because the average gain there would put him up near 90 before his junior season.


#24

My theory on why an older player would develop more velocity.

Essentially an older player has a larger threshold to gain velocity do to their physical maturity. However, from viewing their baseline velocity they were more than likely a lot on the table. By throwing so much consistently that alone helped. And then the weighted balls contributed to gains, and probably bettering mechanics.

10 weeks could have definately changed that seniors life and baseball career.