Assessment, Programming and Performance
What Gets Measured, Gets Improved!
Playing competitive baseball in New York City is different than anywhere else in the Tri-State area.
The Baseball Center NYC has a solid track record of training and assisting student athletes on their journey from little league to travel ball to high school and on to some of the most respected colleges in the United States. Former TBCNYC players have found themselves playing ball at Yale, Brown, Columbia, University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University.
Time is valuable and how players spend it should be efficient and productive.
When metrics / data first started being introduced for baseball training the common question was “So What?, how is this going to help me as a baseball player?” As the tech continued to develop and the benefits became evident, the question changed to “Now What?”, meaning how does an athlete use the data to continue their long-term development.
TBCNYC has revamped its facility into an assessment, programming and performance center with our main goal being:
MAKE ATHLETE DATA ACTIONABLE
The Baseball Center NYC is now equipped with the most state-of-the-art technology in order to garner baseline assessments and track progress for performance in baseball and softball players. The combination of the assessments, drills and programs enables TBCNYC to deliver plans of action directly related to on field success.
Teach Movements, Not Mechanics
PROTEUS is the ultimate testing and training tool for rotational athletes.
It unlocks the ability to quantify POWER and ACCELERATION, multi-plane movements across the entire body and records the results through a series of standardized tests.
HOW STRONG ARE YOU? HOW FAST ARE YOU? HOW WELL ARE YOU COMBINING THE TWO?
Every player has a set of unique personal characteristics. PROTEUS provides actionable information in a quantifiable manner to inform instructors and trainers on what part of the body and when a player should train specific movements at certain points in the Force / Velocity curve.
PROTEUS then contextualizes the data against (by comparison) the interface athletes in the same categories (age, sport etc.…) and puts all the results into context, producing some very quick wins (and good decisions by trainers) in monitoring movement categories.
WHY USE THE PROTEUS?
BASELINE DATA: Show improvements over time. In the event of an injury, there is a gage to compare to.
COMPARISON DATA: Age, gender, height, weight, sport. Ability to track vs. age group norms.
ROI: Deeper insights into a player’s makeup and areas of weakness.
Assessment and Programming: Power and Acceleration
Players are assessed on the Proteus using the Cressey Power Test. The test is a series of movements testing both bilateral and unilateral movements as well counter/non-counter movement trunk rotations which closely replicate movements seen in rotational sports.
The Cressey Power Test is an exceptional strategy to measure performance and identify placement on the force-velocity curve, thus providing great insight on how to improve each quality through specific training practices.
Producing the complete Hitter
PELOTERO is a guided assessment which contains sequenced routines in six key hitting categories:
- Exit Velocity
- Swing Direction
- Swing Plane
- Bat Control
Assessment and Programming: Hitting and Strength Training
Data Entry, Data Translation, Data Meaning, Data Application.
Using PELTERO’s B.O.X. (Builder of Exercises) platform allows us to use data-driven results to assess and program everything from a players R.O.M. (Range of Motion) to the most intricate details of their swing.
with Strength and Mobility AI
Driven by Development
RAPSODO is a pitch tracking device that analyzes spin rate, velocity, movement, command, and provides the ability to break down mechanics. It provides immediate feedback on every pitch along with bullpen reports to analyze data from each training session.
RapScore Scale for Player Evaluation
RapScore is one scale made up of four tiers to accurately rank players from all experience levels. No matter the level, each player who completes a verified session will receive a RapScore number that compares them to players within their tier, as well as the tier above. Through this ranking system, coaches will now be able to rely on RapScore to identify, evaluate and compare players with a data driven number that is a standard benchmark to use across the industry.
Assessment and Programming: Pitching and Hitting
RapScore uses Rapsodo’s existing HITTING and PITCHING technology to quantify a player’s personal metrics and utilizes the principles of the 20-80 scale to rank players amongst their peers and evaluate performance. RapScore’s pitching algorithm compares an individual’s pitch metrics to the ideal form of that pitch type. At the end of the session, a player’s RapScore is calculated based on dynamic weighing of the pitches thrown. Hitting RapScore is determined using a player’s max and average exit velocity as well as launch angle throughout a certified session. These session metrics are compared by the athlete’s level and accurately placed on the 20-80 scale.
TBCNYC PITCHING PROGRAM
The Pitching Program is offered year-round, with building blocks specifically programmed based on an athlete’s age, skill-set, goals, assessment and time of year.
CERTIFIED by DRIVELINE BASEBALL
FOUNDATIONS OF PITCHING, PITCH DESIGN, YOUTH BASEBALL DEVELOPMENT
Individual and Team Programs
Ramping Up . Trial and Error · Velocity Work · Pitch Design
Focus on Execution · Command and Sequence
- Baseline Assessment
- Video Analysis
- Overload and Underload Training
- Mechanical Movement Patterns
- Bullpen Sessions
- Strength and Conditioning
- Warm Up and Recovery
Build Work Capacity
Increase Throwing Velocity
Learn or regain feel for the slope
Develop new pitches and increase performance on the mound