Boston, MA (Vocus) April 19, 2010
The Pitchers Power Drive training aid that increases pitchers velocity potential announces a new turf model to allow pitchers to throw practice bullpens with their baseball cleats on. The turf model joins the popular metal model which received a US Patent in February 2009.
"We are excited to have a new turf model for pitchers to use with their baseball cleats on. Last fall we had several request from professional and collegiate coaches for a turf model to use in their stadium bullpen area", said John Miller, president, of Pitchers Power Drive. We were already testing a turf model at Perfect Game USA Tournaments and Showcases. Miller said at these events the Pitchers Power Drive was in the bull pen area and allowed the pitchers to use the training device with their cleats on. This testing went on for a 6 month period. The field test was with pitchers throwing the full 60’ 6” distance with their normal momentum delivery to down catchers”. Miller added this allowed real world testing with the top high school pitchers from the USA and other countries. We found the durability excellent and the pitchers really liked the turf model.
The professional teams are now requesting exclusively the turf model and college programs are ordering both turf and metal. Having the turf model eliminates the need to change from cleats to turf shoes and many pitchers like to use the turf model in their live bullpens. We also are seeing the warmer climate high school teams and pitchers ordering turf models since they are outside a lot more than the colder regions.
The Pitchers Power Drive metal and turf models operate the same, weighing 21 pounds both give pitchers solid foot contact because they lay solid to the ground. This allows the entire back leg and hip to move the pitcher’s body powerfully away from the rubber into landing. The training device helps the pitchers body kinetically feel their hip lead. Then pitchers hear an auditory metallic click when their hip lead drops the plate as seen in the videos on web site. This multi sensory learning gives instant feedback and creates a powerful training aid that pitchers like to use. Miller says “the Pitchers Power Drive are to pitchers what the hitting tee is to hitters”.
The Pitchers Power Drive turf model comes in two colors, green shown in the picture and clay brown. They are priced at $245 and may be purchased directly from Pitchers Power Drive.
About Pitchers Power Drive
Pitchers Power Drive is based in Holliston, Massachusetts. They are the developer of the US patented Pitchers Power Drive Professional / Collegiate / High School Edition. The design of the Pitchers Power Drive comes from their extensive experience working with and training pitchers at the Winning Pitchers Baseball Academy. Pitchers Power Drive is a trademark of Pitchers Power Drive. To learn more about Pitchers Power Drive visit the Pitchers Power Drive website at http://www.pitcherspowerdrive.com