ProVelocity Bat Training Manual

WARNING: click here for important safety precautions prior to use.

Build Yourself a Powerful Swing

The ProVelocity™ Bat is a professional training tool designed to hit live balls. In order to make contact with a ball, batters must achieve their pre-selected swing speed prior to impact.

 

Patented Power Barrel

The patented Power Barrel features a combination of  5-pound and 15-pound resistance bands (model dependent) that can be combined to provide up to twenty swing speed settings ranging from little league to major league.

 

The Power Barrel releases down the bat shaft to the impact position and delivers an audible double-click when the batter's preset swing speed is achieved.

Get the Swing Analyzer App

The Swing Analyzer app to uses the ProVelocity Bat's unique audio feedback to calculate Bat Speed, Time At Speed, On Plane Efficiency, and Early Bat Speed Position. The app also recommends when to increase resistance as your swing mechanics improve.

 
 
 

The Swing Analyzer App calculates the minimum Bat Speed necessary to drive the barrel to the end of the shaft and obtain a double-click based on your TDSR (Total Dynamic Swing Radius) and number of each resistance band set.

By learning to increase the time between clicks (Time At Speed) you can teach yourself to develop early bat speed, get on plane early, and develop a postiive angle of attack.

The Bat Speed table below assumes a TDSR (Total Dynamic Swing Radius) of 56" but the Swing Analyzer app will calculate your own personal TDSR base on your height and bat length.

Increase Your Resistance - Learn to Swing Faster

Download SEC Coach Nate Headley's 10 week bat speed program.  Programming is available from ages 10U to Professional. Train 20 minutes per day 3 to 4 times per week and start ripping it to the opposite field.

 

Watch MLB Catcher Erik Ostberg Train

By incrementally adding resistance bands, batters develop a faster, more efficient, and powerful swing.

Swing Without A Ball To Increase Your Swing Speed

Swing the ProVelocity bat in your backyard for fifteen minutes a day without a ball to develop the muscle strength and swing mechanics of a powerful swing.

Two audible "clicks" indicate that you have swung with enough power to drive the Power Barrel to the end of bat and back. Add resistance bands as your strength and swing efficiency increases.

Start Hitting Live Balls

Start hitting live balls off a baseball tee, in the batting cages, or on the field to increase hand-eye coordination.

In order to make contact with a ball, batters must achieve their pre-selected swing speed prior to impact. 

Use Audible Feedback To Get On Plane Early

Coach Ferber explains how to extend the time between "clicks" to get on plane early, be less steep, and spend more time in the "zone".

Casey Smith - Learn Not To "Push"

 

Casey Smith at @outfronthitting corrects a "push."  His student must use his core to whip the barrel on plane in order to obtain the "double- click"

Casey Smith - Use Check Swings to Engage Your Core 

Casey Smith @outfront hitting uses check swings with the ProVelocity Bat to develop bat speed with the core and increase plate coverage.

Casey Smith - Don't Loose The Barrel

Casey Smith at @outfronthitting uses a low resistance setting to let his student feel when the barrel releases.  The student is learning to rotate the bat on plane with his shoulders, not by dumping the barrel with his wrists.

Time check swings against incoming pitches in the On Deck Circle.

With a recorded exit velocity over 104 mph, D1 commit Max Soliz Jr times his check swings with incoming pitches in the on-deck circle. With 30 pounds of resistance set, he listens for a "double click" to ensure he is generating 50 mph of early bat speed with his core alone.

Lock the power barrel to the far end of the bat for traditional on-deck weighted warmup swings.

A single solution for Underweight and Overweight Training

The ProVelocity Bat feels "light" when the power barrel is near the batters hands. It becomes "heavier" as centrifugal force drives the weighted power barrel to the far end of the bat.

When the ProVelocity bat is "light" batters learn to use their fast twitch muscles to drop the bat into the on-plane position quickly. 

Once on plane, the bat becomes heavier as larger muscles drive the power barrel down the shaft of the bat developing a powerful on-plane rotary swing.

Designed for baseball and softball