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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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The Greatness of Failure


After you read that title you might have thought, “WHAT??” Don’t get me wrong, failing at something is no fun. It hurts, it can be humiliating, and it can be demoralizing. But these things all focus on the short run—the now. They do not aptly describe how failure can affect a person in the long run. Failure can mold a person. It can chisel a person’s character in a valuable way. Henry Ford said it best in his autobiography, My Life and Work, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” This quote has what most people would consider to be a unique view of failure. Instead of viewing the task that was failed as a complete bust or waste of time, Ford looks at failure in a different light. Ford sees a failed outcome as a learning process. This comes from the ability to look at the process leading to the result instead of focusing on just the outcome. Or as Thomas Edison is attributed for stating with regards to trying to in...


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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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