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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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Don't be Afraid to be Different


Many of you already know UCLA's ace pitcher, Trevor Bauer, has trained at the Texas Baseball Ranch for several years now and uses a number of Oates Specialties products. If you didn't know that you probably do by now after the many clips on ESPN of Trevor doing tubing exercises, final arc drills, and using the Shoulder Tube. Trevor is an incredibly driven individual and he works his tail off from the time he steps on the field until he hits the showers. I can attest to this, I've trained with him. In my mind however, this is not the most impressive thing about Trevor. Sure, his desire to succeed and his work ethic is something that should be praised but it's his ability to keep doing what works for him and not conform based on what others think that I admire most. Trevor has learned over the years from training with Jim Wagner, Alan Jaeger, and Ron Wolforth, among others, what drills, warm-ups, and activities are most beneficial for him. Many of the exercises he likes to do pre-g...


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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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