Foundations of Pitching
Welcome to the Foundations of Pitching Coaches Certification. This is the online portion of this course.
What to Expect
This portion contains 32 videos teaching our fundamentals of training and programming pitchers.
This course is designed to teach a framework for the pitching delivery, the basics of our drill work (and easy modifications based on assessment data), and year-round programming templates and modifications.
The Basic Questions
How long is my certification valid for?
Certifications are good for a year after completing the live event. Coaches will have the ability to sign up for the live event after completing the online course. No coach is considered certified until they complete the final quiz after the live event.
What is included in the price?
$999 includes both the online and live courses.
How do I stay certified?
To stay certified, you’ll need to stay current. There will be yearly “update” courses available to anyone who has completed certifications in the previous year. To maintain your certification, you will need to pay a small annual fee and complete the annual “update” coursework. Annual cost of recertification will be $59.
Will I be listed as certified on Driveline’s website or marketed in any way?
No. Coaches completing the certification will receive the designation of having completed the course but we will not market your completion. We will confirm your completion or non-completion of coursework to third parties upon proof of a coach marketing themselves as “certified” or having completed the course.
What rights do I have to use Driveline in my own marketing of my program, facility or skills?
Upon completion of the course, you will be certified in that course. We do not give permission to individuals or programs to represent they are “Driveline” (ex. “Driveline of Nevada” or “The only Driveline program in Moscow!”).
Representing your instructors as “Driveline-certified” or a variant is an appropriate designation.
Foundations of Pitching has two components:
- A comprehensive online course
- An in-person practical portion
The online course contains 32 video lectures. These videos form the basis of the course material.
This portion contains videos teaching our fundamentals of training and programming pitchers. Following each video is a short quiz focused on both general topics that the course covered and practical application of the information. Each quiz has a passing percentage (80%) that must be met before moving on to the next section.
Upon passing all the quizzes, you can sign up for your in-person seminar date.
Summary of Table of Contents
- Physiology, Planes of Motion, Anatomy
- Basics of Biomechanics
- Trunk Movement
- Arm Action
- Lower Half
- Warm-Up Principles
- Drill Principles
- Types of Drills
- Training Economy and Stress
- Modifications for Type of Athlete
- Training Days
- Building Out Your Program
Upon completing the online segments, you can sign-up for our in-person practicums, where the rubber really meets the road: The test of a coach is how well they can deploy knowledge in real-time. A broad base of knowledge combined with the empathy and leadership you already possess is a good foundation for making a big impact on your athletes’ careers.
The live portion of the course will be done remotely over video conference. It will be split up into three days, with each day being four hours long.
These courses will be held every other week starting on March 24th-26th.
The currently scheduled dates for online live certifications in Kent, WA are:
- October 10-11th, 2020 Full
- November 14-15th, 2020
More dates coming soon!
These dates may be subject to slight changes depending on stay-at-home orders. They will all continue to be hosted online.
Curious about other parts of the course or certification process? See our FAQ here.