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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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Effective Velocity


I have written approximately 100 blogs over the last several years and the topics of those blogs have ranged from particular workouts to conditioning equipment to philosophies. Today, I am writing about a topic that I am dismayed I haven’t addressed before: effective velocity. I was first introduced to the concept of effective velocity approximately 8-9 years ago when my Dad and I met Perry Husband, the man responsible for creating EV (as it is commonly referred to). To be candid, the catalyst for this blog was a tremendous article that Jason Turbow wrote on June 18th on SB Nation. After reading Turbow’s piece, I knew that as many baseball people as possible needed to be introduced to this concept, and the least I could do is share it with our circle. So what is effective velocity? To...


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Objective Measurements for Athletes


Objective measurement. Those two words are extremely important if you are seeking to enhance your skill and ability in any sport. What do I mean by them exactly? I'm talking about athletes measuring and recording everything they do. This idea is certainly nothing new in regards to athletics. For decades coaches have been timing 40 yard dashes, recording the amount players are able to lift in the weight room, and all sports keep statistics. However, this is only brushing the surface of what I mean by measuring.What I am referring to is measuring more than just an athlete's performance in games, or a player's speed or strength once every few months. I mean keeping a daily recording of any and all activities an athlete does in preparation for their sport. How do you measure all of the different activities an athlete does in practice and workouts? Its not as difficult as you might think. Only a few instruments are necessary to record just about everything an athlete does. The primary de...


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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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