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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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Building a Bigger Motor

A couple of weeks ago I attended the American Baseball Coaches Association's annual convention. It was my 11th ABCA convention. One thing that I really enjoy about these conventions is that it gives me the opportunity to see what are the newest trends in the baseball community. But one thing that really stood out to me this year, and really every year for that matter, is the lack of focus, attention or concern on a baseball athlete’s conditioning. Instead, the baseball community is focused on other things. There is always a wonderful variety of equipment, such as pitching machines, batting cages, screens, tees and the like. Perhaps the most cutting edge is the study and analysis of movement patterns and mechanics of the pitching and hitting motion. Of course, understanding these movemen...

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Why the Medical Community Doesn't Understand How to Decrease Risk of Injury to Pitchers

A few weeks ago I came across an article discussing the newest policy statement on youth baseball released by the American Academy of Pediatric’s Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. This statement is being shared with pediatricians across the country proposing new recommendations to help promote “safe participation” in youth baseball (and softball). As I was reading some of the proposals from the Council my immediate reaction was that they truly have no clue how to prevent baseball pitchers from getting injured. With all the brilliant medical minds that are sure to be on the Council, nobody understood the actual nature of why so many athletes are getting injured. Sure these doctors have studied the stress that the overhand motion puts on the skeletal system, the tendons and ligaments, and soft tissue in a pitcher’s arm, but they don’t have any idea how to PREVENT injury – only how to treat a player after an injury. Some of the suggestions of the Council include...

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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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