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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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TAP Extreme Duty Pummel Balls


Many coaches, players, and individuals have realized the benefits that stem from performing explosive, dynamic exercises with a medicine ball. I was first introduced to such throws in high school when I began training with Coach Ron Wolforth and his Athletic Pitcher program. In this program we performed a series of catapult throws that incorporated a number for different dynamic movements. Usually the first exercise that we would do was from our knee. We would start on one knee and then rare back and throw the medicine ball as hard as we could from this position. The goal was to generate enough energy to throw the ball with force and then let that momentum carry you off the ground and over your plant leg. Next, we would move to a stride position with our legs spread wide, like we were throwing a baseball, and rock back and throw the ball with as much force as we could. This drill was followed by torques, which required the athlete to twist and throw the ball, helping improve rotationa...


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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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