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Why BTL Velocity Training?

Between The Lines (BTL) Velocity Training is committed to providing personalized baseball/softball training to athletes throughout the world. BTL’s approach starts with an in-person assessment to gauge the athletes’ velocity and arm-care goals.  BTL’s professional staff then builds a tailored training program that helps achieve the athlete’s goals.

Train – Measure – Adjust - Repeat

With BTL Velocity, our comprehensive strength and throwing program, we work to train and build a better thrower and all-around athlete. We measure and report on results and performance -- Learn from the results and adjust our methods in order to improve mechanics, accuracy, and velocity.  Once we identify the training that is working for the athlete, we repeat the process and build on that success.

How We Get Results

  • Warmup – Getting your body lose to throw

  • Mobility – Working on weak areas, such as flexibility and strength

  • Recovery –Post pitching workout to help the arm time to repair and strengthen itself in
    between workouts.

  • Velocity – Through strength training and regular pitching workouts, this program works to improve form and efficiency to drive an increase in average arm speed.

  • Tunneling / Recognition – Working to help the pitcher have a consistent and repeatable release point.

  • Bio-Mechanics – Working to enhance throwing patterns and form to help the body move in a more efficient and athletic way – resulting in reduction of injury risk and improved pitching performance.

  • Sports Psychology – Focus on the mentality of pitching through improved self-confidence and mental challenges – resulting in better mound-presence and a more confident, competitive mindset.

BTL Velocity Program Phases

1.   Assessment  

In depth movement screen of the body in order to create an individualized

program so that each athlete can move towards reaching their highest potential. This

assessment helps to address the needs of each individual. It is important for maximizing

performance and minimizing the risk of injury.


2.   In-Season

This program will establish a proper routine so that a pitcher can stay healthy

throughout the season. It is set around refining mechanics in order to create the best

possible performance and arm health. It helps the athlete maintain arm health as well as

velocity for the entirety of the season.


3.   Off-Season

This is the program that will have potential for the largest gains in velocity. This

will consist of higher intensity throwing with the weighted plyo balls. This phase is where

the athlete will build the most arm strength. This program will be maximized when

complimented with an appropriate strength and conditioning regimen.


4.   Ramp Up

This is where we begin preparing the body for the season. We will work to dial in

the mechanics and sharpen off-speed so that the athlete is ready to perform at the

highest level by the first game of their season!


Strength and Conditioning Phases

1.   Off-Season

Where an athlete will increase their strength, power, and speed using a

customized program that will be tailored to the individual’s body. We will build a

foundation of strength for the athlete to improve performance. This is also important he

minimize the risk of injury.


2.   In-Season

This program will help maintain strength during the season. It is important to

continue with strength training through the season to stay healthy and keep

performance as high as it was entering the season.


“Our first year with BTL instruction has been a huge success. We have invested heavily in our youth and high school training programs and have called upon BTL to help us in providing the highest level of training to prepare our athletes for the highest level of competition.”

– Neal Sidebottom, CEO, Central Missouri Phenom

“The thoroughness of the in-person assessment is what hooked us. Andrew (BTL Velocity, Program Director) took the time to ask questions and properly assess Anthony’s body to find weaknesses in areas that we didn’t even know existed when it came to throwing. At this point, we we’re sold and knew that we weren’t getting a ‘cookie cutter’ type of program.”

– Lanny Ribes, BTL Velocity Parent

“Three of our 2019 recruits are currently enrolled in both the online instruction and velocity training portion of BTL training. Each of those athletes play a different position with one being a catcher, infielder and pitcher. BTL is diverse with its training and prepares these athletes the first day they step on campus.”

– Matthew Griese, Assistant Coach, Lindenwood University

“My son had a hitting lesson today with Trent Bowles. Ben is a fairly decent player. Bowles was able to focus on the details of Ben’s swing to make him a better hitter while giving him solid training and long-term baseball advice. Matt Meier has been so good to work with in setting up the lessons around complicated schedules and unexpected events. Ben has had many hitting lessons over the years. This may have been the best. Thank you!”

– Kim Morse, BTL Parent


“The velocity is great, however, one of my biggest downfalls of being a pitcher was the ability to stay healthy. I never had a proper warmup or recover before or after throwing until I found BTL. BTL told me that my days of just picking up a baseball and throwing were over. Since then, I now have a proper warmup and post-throw recovery before and after each throwing session. My arm feels the best it has ever felt.”


– Connor Wilbers, BTL Velocity Athlete