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Oates Specialties sells select conditioning equipment and accessories for the elite athlete under its proprietary 'TAP' product line. We offer unique training equipment that targets the fast twitch ATP energy system so that athletes in all sports can become more explosive, dynamic, and athletic. Many of our products also help to improve functional strength, such as rotational power and speed that is critical for sports like baseball, tennis, and golf. A number of our products are designed for the specific needs of the throwing athlete to enable him or her to realize superior arm health and increased velocity. Whether your goal is to become faster, stronger, quicker, or to jump higher, throw harder, and hit it farther, or simply become a more durable athlete, we have the conditioning tools that will help you achieve that objective.

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Implementing Effective Velocity


  My last blog discussed the basic concept of Perry Husband’s Effective Velocity. It is a truly remarkable theory that can be tremendously helpful to pitchers, but only if they know how to appropriately utilize it. As a disclaimer, in no way am I claiming to be an Effective Velocity guru, or that I understand all of its intricacies. But on the most basic level I want to share how Effective Velocity can be incorporated by a pitcher in order to help his game. There are two important concepts to effectively using the theory: pitch sequence and tunneling. These concepts in some ways overlap. First, let me address pitch sequence. Pitch sequence is crucial in order for a pitcher to maximize his opportunity to get a hitter out. For example, in my last blog I discussed the zero line a...


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Brian's Featured Blog Re-Play

Train Smart-Get Impressive Results


These past couple of posts may be a complete revelation to you or it could be something you've been incorporating for years just from intuition. A little over a year and a half ago it was a total eye-opener for me. I had been seriously training since I was about 17 years old and yet my world changed at age 23 in terms of training. I had just arrived home from playing in the Appalachian League and met with my pitching coach/trainer Ron Wolforth (of Pitching Central and The Baseball Ranch) to talk about the upcoming offseason. He gave me a short lesson on the body's energy systems (much like my last article) and how we needed to target the ATP system. So I set out to do just that. Everything I did for 5 months was geared toward short duration, explosive exercises and the results I witnessed were amazing. Not only did my average velocity on my fastball increase a couple of miles per hour but I felt so much more explosive as an athlete. How can I justify making this type of subjective com...


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Oates Specialties is a family owned and operated business. Since starting the company in 2003 with baseball as its primary focus, Robert and Gloria Oates, along with their son Brian, have worked diligently to develop a line of quality athletic conditioning tools that is unparalleled. We hope you enjoy our product line, videos, and blog. Contact us if we can help you in any way!

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