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05
2020

Sharpening the EDGE: Moving EDGE into TRAQ

What is EDGE? In September of 2019, Driveline Baseball launched an analytics platform called EDGE. The idea behind EDGE was to take our most frequently used internal web-tools and provide them to coaches, players, and analysts publicly at an affordable price.  EDGE began with a series of web-tools t...

04
10
2020

Hitter Spotlight: Kaden Frommelt

The hitter walks up to the plate and digs into the batter’s box. The freshman pitcher standing 60 feet 6 inches away has no idea what he just got himself into. He has to face a hitter who is way more prepared for this situation than he is. That hitter is Kaden Frommelt. Kaden is from Marion, Iowa, w...

03
10
2020

TRAQ Series: NAIA Program, Doane University

Jeremy Tecktiel spoke with Josh Oltmans and Elliott Engle, the Head Coach and Assistant Coach, respectively, at Doane University. The NAIA program from Crete, Nebraska, started implementing TRAQ in July and has seen great results already.  Prior to using TRAQ, the coaching staff at Doane, much like...

03
03
2020

TRAQ Series: Training Academy, Force Baseball

In our first non-school-related blog in the TRAQ series, we wanted to highlight Force Baseball. Force Baseball is a training academy for youth teams located in Ohio. They have done some awesome things with TRAQ that we have not seen from schools or many other facilities. They also had us come out to...

02
26
2020

TRAQ Series: Junior College, Parkland Community College

For this week’s TRAQ Series blog, Jeremy Tecktiel, TRAQ Project Manager, talked to Jon Goebel, Head Coach at Parkland Community College, about how he has been able to implement TRAQ into their program.  At Parkland, Goebel is very familiar with Driveline, so adopting TRAQ felt like a natural progres...

02
11
2020

TRAQ Series: Division I Program, Northwestern University

For this week’s TRAQ Series blog, Jeremy Tecktiel, TRAQ Project Manager, talked to a couple of members of the baseball coaching staff at Northwestern University: Associate Head Coach Josh Reynolds and Assistant Coach Dusty Napoleon. They started using TRAQ this fall and are ready to roll it out in a...

02
04
2020

TRAQ Series: Division I Program, Indiana University

Jeremy Tecktiel, TRAQ Project Manager, caught up with Denton Sagerman, Director of Baseball Operations and Pitching Development at Indiana University, to discuss how they have been able to implement TRAQ in Bloomington at one of the Big Ten’s top programs.  Like most coaches Jeremy has spoken with,...

01
28
2020

TRAQ Series: High School Coach

Wyatt Shackleford is the first-year head coach at Mira Mesa High School. Before he started, he said the program really wasn’t measuring things. “Realistically, it was pretty much just by the eye. There wasn’t a whole lot of measurement going on because there were no systems to actually measure thing...

01
21
2020

TRAQ Series: Division II Athlete

Jeremy Tecktiel, TRAQ Project Manager, interviewed a Division II college pitcher who has been using a free athlete account for TRAQ. We won’t be using his name or the name of his school in this blog in order to preserve his eligibility.  In high school, this athlete used plyocare balls and weighted...

01
14
2020

TRAQ Series: NAIA Coach

In the month since we’ve launched the free thirty-day trial version of TRAQ, we have had a lot of schools and facilities do some great things with the thirty days.   Jeremy Tecktiel, TRAQ Project Manager, was able to connect with Ottawa University coach Gabe Grinder to learn a little more abou...