Increase Your Velocity by Using Your Legs!
The Pitchers Power Drive is a pitching mechanics training aid that increases velocity and teaches proper lower body mechanics. Available in Youth and Adult models, in metal or turf. Used by High School, Collegiate and Professional Pitchers, this pitching aid is to pitchers what the batting tee is to hitters!
The Youth Model is slightly smaller in width and length. The Youth Pitchers Power Drive is a 1/4 inch lower to the ground and weighs 4 lbs less than the Adult version. The Youth Model is appropriate for the size and weight of Little League pitchers and is designed to work with their level of strength. It allows young pitchers to create a natural momentum delivery while using their lower stronger body muscles to create power. It takes the pressure off the arm and shoulder and makes the transition to the bigger diamond much easier. The multisensory training aid gives young pitchers instant auditory click feedback and the kinetic feel of using their lower body muscles. This will aid in their early development of good pitching mechanics.
- Teaches proper hip lead, weight transfer & mechanics
- Improves efficiency and velocity
- Teaches through auditory sound and kinetic feedback
- Sturdy yet portable; Adult model weighs 18 lbs and Youth model weighs 14 lbs
- Choose between metal or turf models
- Has a built in handle to carry and transport
- Can be used on a house floor, flat ground, any outdoor mound or indoor practice mound
- Can be used with turf shoes in or outdoors and is easy to clean
- Includes a 12" x 12" anti skid pad for carpet or hard floor surfaces
- Used by countless pro teams and top collegiate programs
- Comes w/ free training guide & web based training
How it Works
The Pitchers Power Drive teaches pitchers to start their delivery from knee lift towards home plate by initiating the starting force with their back hip pushing their front hip out in front of the lead shoulder, This loads their weight back over the rubber for a solid standing foot contact. This weight transfers into the back thigh, knee and ball of foot to allow a back side initiated power drive. This initiates the kinetic power chain of throwing a baseball thus creating more power into landing. This backside power initiation with weight back creates more force at pitch landing by speeding the hips, torso and arm speed creating a more explosive pitch delivery.
The pitcher's proper hip move forces the Pitchers Power Drive plate down and produces an audible click on the tee striker plate when the pitcher's weight transfers down the mound from knee lift position. This device teaches proper hip lead, weight distribution, and transfer of weight from the pitcher's knee lift position with immediate auditory feedback. You can have your normal momentum delivery off the device to a down catcher.
Why it works
The device teaches by a combination of auditory sound and kinetic feel, the two most important multi-sensory leaning methods. The early timing of hearing this click trains pitchers to initiate power with their back hip which keeps their weight over the rubber longer. This weight transfers into their standing leg, thigh, knee and foot thus giving an explosive hip and torso at landing. The device allows them to feel and hear the power of their initial movement from knee lift down the mound with a proper hip lead. The clicking sound of the strike plate allows immediate auditory sound and kinetic feedback.
The results are outstanding and the pitcher says “WOW… that felt great…my arm did not even feel like I threw that hard”. For many it is the first time they have ever used their lower body to throw a baseball in combination with their upper body and arm. The arm is the final kinetic link of throwing a baseball.
"The Pitchers Power Drive is a great tool to help baseball pitchers with their weight transfer. It not only provides the pitcher with a balanced transfer but it gives auditory feedback so the pitcher can repeat his delivery. This is a tremendous product for pitchers!" - Steve Foster, Royals Professional Pitching Coach
"The Pitchers Power Drive is a tremendous training device that teaches pitchers the correct way to transfer their weight down the mound using their legs."- Rick Knapp,
Detroit Professional Pitching Coach
“I first tried the Pitcher’s Power Drive at my off-season workout facility. I’m not really into gimmicks, but this product is something that has been very important to get the most of my body when I’m on the hill. The movement created by the Power Plate is essential to getting maximum results in my motion. Most every pitcher I’ve shown is a fan of the Pitcher’s Power Drive.” - Drew Storen (Washington Nationals RHP, 2009 1st round draft pick out of Stanford)
"The Pitchers Power Drive is THE tool for any pitcher that is looking to learn more about their mechanics. The PPD will help you with your timing and understanding of what it truly means to be behind the baseball, you WILL improve with this. I am personally addicted, and cannot get enough of it." - Ryan Tatusko, Texas Rangers Farmhand
"The Pitcher’s Power Drive is a very nice tool. We have been using the home-made wooden “k-boards” for quite some time, but they pale in comparison to this product. They are sturdy yet portable and the auditory clicking feature is great for giving prompt feedback, making it easy for the pitcher and coach to use. Using the lower half of the body is a hard concept for most pitchers to understand let alone implement, so this may serve as another piece to solving that puzzle. Definitely a good tool for improving efficiency and velocity." - Derek Johnson, Pitching Coach at Vanderbilt & 2004 National Pitching Coach of the Year
"In just the year that we have had the device, a great deal of learning has been done by both myself and the staff. Everyone watched a quick, easy to understand video, and now we simply roll out the power drive along with a portable mound and start listening to clicks while doing towel drills or throwing into pitching pads. Just five minutes every day for extra feedback has really allowed the guys a chance to understand more clearly how the lower half really can work. It’s easy to talk about using your legs more in pitching, it’s more applicable to get on the Power Drive and actually learn what that means. In season it’s just another station of work for our guys, out of season, we really get involved in drills and actually throw bullpens with it. I’d recommend the Pitcher’s Power Drive to anyone who wants to get more out of the lower half of the body or get more linked.” - Dave Smith
Pitching Coach, Trinity University
"The Pitchers Power Drive helped me learn how to time hips with my arm. It has increased my velocity and made me throw harder using my whole body. " - Ches Lamm, Hunt High School, NC
"The Pitchers Power Drive helped me keep my weight back and really use my legs which has increased my velocity from 87 to 94. This made me a much more effective pitcher. The Pitchers Power Drive was great for me and made my mechanics so much better." - Jordan Purington, Stony Brook University Baseball