In July of 2015, a study was released in the American Journal of Sports Medicine that revealed that nearly 60% of Tommy John surgeries in occur in teenage males between the ages of 15 and 19. Now, four years later, have the statistics surrounding throwing injuries from youth pitchers to the Major League pitchers improved? From our statistics and observations, the answer is NO.
In today’s baseball culture, an increasingly larger number of pitchers spend a majority of their development TIME with a “throw harder” mentality. Throwing harder may be achieved, but the skill set to be successful may go untrained or undeveloped. As you prepare to spend TIME in your training program, is the time spent matching up with what it takes to be successful as a pitcher in a game?
In order to maximize your skill set, reach your ceiling of potential, and find success as a baseball pitcher, you must first come to terms with who you are as an athlete, and where your capabilities lie. In doing so, you make way for a valid and efficient training regimen that allows you to target and enhance the tools that you have, instead of chasing the ones that you don't.
After you get your DVS Score, and become aware of where you stand in regards to your overall health and performance potential as a pitcher, learn how to improve it through our Online Consultations. By improving your DVS Score, you can increase the amount of efficiency within your pitching delivery, and more effectively tackle Velocity, Health, Consistency, and Mental Fortitude.
What is the best way to maximize your genetic capability as a baseball pitcher? As Mechanical Efficiency is going to give you the largest kickback in regards to Velocity, Health, Repeatability, and Mental Fortitude, this should be the primary area focus for any pitcher. However, before you can improve, you must first become aware of where you stand. Therefore, it's the purpose of this article to introduce the DVS Score, the best tool for measuring the amount of Mechanical Efficiency within any pitcher's delivery.
We define a pitcher’s success as playing at the highest level of competition that their physical capabilities allow, for the longest period of time possible. To obtain this, a pitcher must adequately express The 4 Pillars of Success, which are Velocity, Health, Consistency, and Mental Fortitude. In Part 1 of this three-part series, you will begin to understand why the DVS Score is the key to enhancing your own “4 Pillars,” and thus maximize your potential as a baseball pitcher.
12,000 possible scoring combinations exist within the DVS Scoring System to form a pitcher's DVS Score. The thousands of combinations signify a ton of variation in the way a pitcher's body and arm move to throw a baseball. With the high level of variation between pitchers, understanding where or what to improve in a pitcher's delivery can be a challenging and often debatable task. So, where should you begin?