Welcome to Oates Specialties LLC and the best collection of athletic conditioning tools available in the market today! Oates Specialties manufactures and sells select conditioning equipment and accessories for the elite athlete under its proprietary 'TAP' product line. Our products offer the throwing athlete the tools necessary to realize superior arm health, to experience increased competitive endurance, to improve velocity, and develop greater efficiency on the rubber or at the plate. While our focus has always concentrated on the overhand athlete, the tools you find here will help athletes in all sports. The video below contains demonstrations of some of the Oates Specialties Select Conditioning Products.
In 2003, Coach Ron Wolforth told the father of one of his students that he could not find suitable resistance tubing products that withstood the physical demands placed on it by the elite athletes in his pitching program. That father, Robert Oates, examined a failed product and told Coach Wolforth he thought he could make a product that was as good, if not better, and much more durable. A series of resistance tubing designs were consequently presented to Coach Wolforth for testing by athletes in his pitching academy, with each new design incorporating suggestions for improvement over the previous version. In addition, Brent Strom, a Minor League Baseball Pitching Coordinator, reviewed it and suggested additional modifications that would make the product more appropriate for athletes at the professional level. The end result was the 'Oates Tubing' as it is now commonly known and considered by many to be the best resistance tubing product available. Resistance tubing remains the flagship product for Oates Specialties.
Who We Are Today
Oates Specialties is a family owned and operated business. After the immediate success of the resistance tubing products, Robert and Gloria Oates with their son Brian, developed an extended line of products to offer serious athletes tools to improve physical conditioning and enhance efficiency of their pitching motion and swing. Today's product line offers the convenience of one-stop shopping for an assortment of quality athletic conditioning tools that is unparalleled.
Oates Specialties carries the complete line of products and accessories used in Ron Wolforth's revolutionary pitching programs "The Athletic Pitcher" and "The Combat Pitcher". These products provide tools necessary for proper arm care, and their appropriate use facilitates skill-specific functional strength and core strength development, while improving the pitch delivery. Coach Wolforth's program is the ideal program for all pitchers at any level.
While our products and accessories are a must-have for the consummate pitcher, they are appropriate for all athletes who desire to take their game to the next level. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.
Our goal is to provide innovative training devices to athletes to ehance their skills. We are eager to continue our contribution to the exciting evolution that brings athleticism back to pitching. Our focus is broadening to include conditioning tools to enable the hitter to go to the next level. We welcome the challenge to search for new devices that improve training programs and harbor no reservation thinking 'outside the box' when training apparatuses are nonexistent or inadequate to meet an athletes developmental and conditioning needs.
With patent approval for two products and several products being patent-eligible, many items in our 'TAP' product line are proprietary. We expect that trend to be extended through the continued growth of our product line with unique and/or difficult-to-find items. It is our goal to be the first place an innovative coach or aspiring athlete looks when considering training needs.