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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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Updates from Spring Training


It’s hard to believe, but Spring Training is almost over and opening day is just around the corner. Spring Training is always an exciting time, but this year was especially exciting for Oates Specialties. For starters, numerous athletes who use Oates Specialties equipment performed well during Spring Training. But there are a few stories that stick out that I wanted to share. First, is Barry Zito’s story. We all know Zito, the 2002 Cy Young Award winner who, in December 2006, signed with the San Francisco Giants, who gave him the largest contract ever given to a pitcher. Zito, however, struggled with the Giants and ultimately found himself out of baseball in 2014. The primary reason for this was his declining velocity, especially considering he was not a power pitcher to begin with, a...


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Tim Epling: Upper Deck Training and the WV Miners


Beckley, West Virginia is a rather small town nestled in the heart of southern WV in an area known for its coal mines, it's in the same county as that tragic mining accident a few months ago, and its appeal to outdoorsmen as you can finding snow skiing, fishing, and white water rafting at your fingertips. However, baseball players and fans in the area are the truly lucky ones in this beautiful community. The Upper Deck Training Center is a baseball/softball academy in Beckley owned by Tim Epling. Tim has an extensive baseball background as he pitched for national powerhouse North Carolina Methodist College, was a professional baseball umpire, and has been a high school and collegiate head coach. Tim founded his academy to bring his expertise and unique approach to Southern West Virginia. I recently traveled to Beckley to visit Tim and check out his facility and his philosophy on training athletes. As I entered the Upper Deck Training Center, I recognized many Oates Specialties produc...


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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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