We hear a lot of parents say they want their son to have "high level" or "good" mechanics. We understand that, and we want the same thing for them. Screening each athlete is an important portion of being able to determine what "good mechanics" are for each individual because everyone has different movement capabilities. If your son is being taught the same exact way as the next kid, you are being taught a "style" of pitching instead of mechanics that work with the way your athlete moves.
Even elite pitchers don't throw the same as one another
Why do even the best pitchers have different mechanics and arm slots?
Tight hips, lacking spine mobility or dissociation, poor ankle mobility, limb length, athleticism etc. all play a role in how a pitcher is capable of moving in his throwing delivery
How each pitcher thinks about throwing the ball can shape how he moves. Telling someone to "get on top" normally produces a higher arm slot, which may not be right for everyone
Pitchers will sometimes shape their delivery around hiding the ball better, or moving in a way to make it easier for them to spin one of their off speed pitches or for velocity
What does our screening include and why is it so important?
Performance Screening and Functional Movement Screening
ProPlayAI Biomechanics Assessment
Everything we gather from our screening lets us know if you have a sequencing/mechanical, mobility, stability, power or skill issue. Knowing how an athlete is capable of moving is the first step in being able to figure out what can change and what actually should change.
Parents & Athletes will receive the following items from the screening:
1) Report of our findings from the physical screening
2) Trackman Report with breakdown of pitches
3) Numbers from the power screening
4) ProPlayAI Biomechanical Video Feedback
5) Corrective exercises to attack physical deficiencies found in the screening
You will be able to create a Trackman account for your athlete after their screening. They help keep track of their velocity and movement on their pitches during each bullpen.
One Time Screening Cost
After paying the one-time fee, screenings will be free for the rest of each athletes playing career