ARM VELOCITY PROGRAM

The AVP regimen combines total body power production with weighted ball and pitching related plyometrics to create the first-ever multifaceted pitching strength program.

Slammers Arm Velocity Program (AVP)

The Slammers AVP will be directed by Al Sandoval. Al is currently with the Texas Rangers organization as a Strength and Conditioning coach. The Texas Rangers signed a three-year contract with Driveline and Al has spent the last three years monitoring and implementing the Driveline program throughout the Rangers players he has overseen.

Al has also spent time at the Driveline facility in Seattle learning the protocols of the program. Prior to the Rangers he was also a strength coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and was involved with having the Angels pitchers go through the Texas baseball Ranch Program. He will be designing the program that the pitchers will use for the upcoming season.

This program will start in November and continue through February.

The Arm Velocity program is broken into THREE STAGES:

Stage 1: Is dedicated to strength.  Building functional strength to increase power and control of body.  Runs from November thru December.

Stage 2: Incorporates a graduated throwing program which includes using weighted balls from 2oz to 8oz for overloading and under-loading drills, mechanical work, and continued strength training. Also, included in this phase is the use of technology like Rapsodo. Runs from December thru Mid February.

Stage 3: Is an in-season strength, arm care and arm maintenance program which is crucial to sustaining the gains seen in Stage 1 and 2 while understanding the rigors of in-season games and throwing. Runs from mid February thru mid May.

Additional in-season program will continue and consist of: strength, arm care, and arm maintenance program but will be built specifically for each Slammers player summer game schedule. We build strength and velocity during the grueling summer and travel season. Includes a travel schedule regiment for out of state tournaments that can be followed easily. Runs from mid May thru July.

The program will have a foundation of corrective exercise with the end goal of increasing throwing velocity.

The overall program will transition into our upper and lower body program demanding high-force and high-power production with a bridge into proper weighted ball training emphasizing throwing mechanics.

The AVP regimen combines total body power production with weighted ball and pitching related plyometrics to create the first ever multifaceted pitching strength program.

Measured Performance: Arm and ball velocity are regularly measured and documented to provide objective feedback and ensure program success. We use Rapsodo’s technology to analyze, correct and perfect.

 

STAGE 1

This weekly routine will repeat this regiment until December.

Monday
4:00 to 5:30 PM
Strength Training – Upper Body

Wednesday
4:00 to 5:30 PM
Strength Training – Lower Body

Thursday
4:00 to 5:30 PM
Optional training day – Sprint – Power day

Friday
4:00 to 5:30 PM
Strength Training – Upper Body

 (Schedule repeats weekly)

STAGE 2

This is the throwing program with strength still incorporated in the workouts continuing until February.

Monday
4:00 to 5:30 PM
Strength Training – Upper Body – Pitching exercises and throwing

Wednesday
4:00 to 5:30 PM
Strength Training – Lower Body

Thursday
4:00 to 5:30 PM
Optional training day – Sprint – Power day

Friday
4:00 to 5:30 PM
Strength Training – Upper Body – Pitching exercises and throwing

STAGE 3

In season throwing program

Starts in February and goes until March

Days: Monday – Friday 6:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday: 12:00 to 3:00 PM. OFF Sunday

Bullpens: One Bullpen a week using Rapsodo with Clint Zavaras, Mark Holzemer and Brian Givens

Strength: Three Workouts per week
2 Strength Days and 1 Arm Care Day

Relievers
Upper Body, Lower Body In-Season, Arm Care

Starters
Full Body Heavy Low Set Count adjusted based on pitch count per week

Position Players
Starts the first week of March and ends the last week of May

Cost: $300.00 Per month
(Program is 4 months)
Location: Slammers South
Ages:
12 and Up