Our Dynamic Velocity off-season pitching training groups have welcomed over 39 pitchers. One of the main things we are focused on is collecting as much objective data on our pitchers as we can. Throwing velocity is obviously one of those data points that we collect and analyze. After analyzing the data from 39 pitchers we have seen every pitcher gain velocity – with an average MPH increase of 5.5 MPH. In our high school pitchers we have seen an average MPH increase of 6.4 MPH as the chart below shows.
In the chart below, you’ll see the MPH differences from when they entered the training group (shown in light gray) and their current MPH (shown in green).
Our youth pitchers – which includes all pitchers in 8th grade or below – have experienced on average a 4.7 MPH increase.
In the chart below, you’ll see the MPH differences from when they entered the training group (shown in light gray) and their current MPH (shown in blue).
Overall, we are encouraged by these results. The differences between the velocity increases at the youth and high school levels could be explained by the amount of time we spend at the youth level on biomechanical changes compared to the high school pitchers. Meaning, we want youth players to focus on motor control over velocity. As the players mature into high school players the emphasis moves up the developmental pyramid to speed, strength, and power which is why I think we see a high average velocity increase in the high school pitchers.