What Coaches Are Saying

Hear from coaches who have passed Foundations of Pitching

Clay Collison

DII College Coach

I thought the Foundations of Pitching course helped me be more confident in the knowledge I already had. It proved to me that I did know what I was talking about to an extent which has really helped me as a coach. I also learned more about the drills and how they help certain players with certain deficiencies which has helped quite a few of our guys.

Joey Skracic

MiLB DSL Pitching Coach

This course should be a basis for coaches, it helps you take a deeper dive into the information your players crave that you need to be able to answer.

Eric Minshall

MiLB Pitching Coach

Incredible course. Refer back to it often.

Jason Middleton

DII College Coach

Awesome class. I feel that the class has made my understanding of pitching greater than It was before.

Devin Mahoney

DII College Coach

Great course and it's great to look back and reference.

Become a Driveline Certified Coach

The online portion of the course contains 32 videos teaching our fundamentals of training and programming pitchers. Learn the framework of the pitching delivery, the basics of our drill work (and easy modifications based on assessment data), and year-round programming templates with adjustments. Our courses are the result of continually tested and retested methodology.

  • Learn the framework Driveline uses to dissect pitching mechanics, based on years of biomechanics data gathered from top prospects and MLB pitchers

  • Learn the ins and outs of drill work and when to apply different drills

  • Learn programming phases that can be used throughout the year

What to Expect

A comprehensive online course and an practical seminar on all things pitching

Coaches are constantly needing to problem solve with their players in order to improve their performance. With recent changes in the game, along with improvements in technology, player development has become a large focus. Not only are coaches looking for players to develop, but players are actively looking for the best coaches to help them do so.

In today’s day and age, there is more information than ever—more drills and different types of video breakdowns and preferred mechanics, on top of changes in scouting driven by technological advances. Coaches today don’t need more drills—they need to know when and how to apply them. 


This course will teach you the basics of the system that Driveline Baseball uses to train pitchers. Not only do we cover dos and don’ts of all of our drills and programming, but we also show you how to think about mechanics and making mechanical changes. We teach you how to problem solve and think like a Driveline trainer, using the same course that we use internally.

  • 32 videos encompassing the fundamentals of training and programming pitchers
  • Obtain a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Powered by a biomechanics lab that has assessed top prospects and MLB pitchers, learn the key mechanical concepts that should drive your training
  • Learn how to perform Driveline’s warm-up and recovery protocols and fix common mistakes
  • Get in-depth breakdowns of Driveline’s throwing drills
  • Learn the details of how we program athletes and how we structure our training days
  • Learn the principles of programming that can be applied in year-round training phases
  • Expand your knowledge base in the live portion of the course, where we review video, mechanics flaws, and drill prescriptions to improve a pitcher’s mechanics
  • Test your critical thinking skills by reviewing programming scenarios in small groups
  • Pass the final course and earn a certificate that MLB teams are searching for on resumes

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome to Foundations of Pitching!

    • Foundations of Pitching PDF

    • Introduction Survey

  2. 2
    • Introduction to Physiology, Planes of Motion and Anatomy

    • Physiology and Planes of Motion

    • Physiology and Planes of Motion Quiz

    • Anatomy

    • Anatomy Quiz

  3. 3
    • Introduction to Pitching Biomechanics and Movement

    • Basics of Biomechanics and Sequencing

    • Basics of Biomechanics and Sequencing Quiz

    • Trunk Movement

    • Trunk Movement Quiz

    • Arm Action Movement

    • Arm Action Movement Quiz

    • Lower Half Movement

    • Lower Half Movement Quiz

    • Sidearm Mechanics and Drill Adjustments

    • Sidearm Mechanics and Drill Adjustments Quiz

  4. 4
    • Introduction to Warm Up & Recovery

    • Principles of the Warm Up

    • Principles of the Warm Up Quiz

    • Resistance Bands

    • Resistance Bands Quiz

    • Shoulder Tube

    • Shoulder Tube Quiz

    • Wrist Weights

    • Wrist Weights Quiz

    • Post Throwing Recovery Circuit Drills

    • Post Throwing Recovery Circuit Drills Quiz

  5. 5
    • Introduction to Pitching Constraint Drills

    • Principles of Drills

    • Principles of Drills Quiz

    • Reverse Throws and Pivot Pickoff Drills

    • Reverse Throws and Pivot Pickoff Drills Quiz

    • Scap Retraction and Roll-in Drills

    • Scap Retraction and Roll-in Drills Quiz

    • Rocker and Step Back Drills

    • Rocker and Step Back Drills Quiz

    • Drop Step and Walking Windup Drills

    • Drop Step and Walking Windup Drills Quiz

  6. 6
    • Introduction to Long Toss, Pulldowns and Plyo Velocities

    • Long Toss

    • Long Toss Quiz

    • Pulldowns and Plyocare Velocity

    • Pulldowns and Plyocare Velocity Quiz

  7. 7
    • Introduction to Training Basics

    • Training Economy, Stress and Programming

    • Training Economy, Stress and Programming Quiz

    • Athlete Types: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

    • Athlete Types: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced Quiz

  8. 8
    • Introduction to Training Days and Building Programs

    • Training Days

    • Training Days Quiz

    • Low Intensity Training Days

    • Low Intensity Training Days Quiz

    • Moderate/Medium Intent Training Days

    • Moderate/Medium Intent Training Days Quiz

    • High Intensity Training Days

    • High Intensity Training Days Quiz

    • Building a Program and Selecting Drills

    • Building a Program and Selecting Drills Quiz

  9. 9
    • Introduction to Training Phases

    • Building an On-Ramp Phase

    • Building an On-Ramp Phase Quiz

    • Building a Velocity Phase

    • Building a Velocity Phase Quiz

    • Building a Mound Blend Phase

    • Building a Mound Blend Phase Quiz

    • Mound Development: Pitch Design

    • Mound Development: Pitch Design Quiz

    • Mound Development: Command

    • Mound Development: Command Quiz

    • Building a Pre / In-Season Phase

    • Building a Pre / In-Season Phase Quiz

  10. 10
    • Next Steps

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Course Details

The online portion of the course can be taken at your own pace, but coaches will need to attend the live sessions on the dates that they have signed up for.


Certifications are good for a year after completing the live event. Coaches will be able to sign up for the live event, hosted online, after passing the 32 video online section. No coach is considered certified until they have completed the final quiz after the live event. 


Each video is followed by a short quiz. Coaches must score 80% or higher to move on to the next section.

There will be a yearly ‘update’ in order to maintain your certification, at the cost of $59.

Upon completion of the course, coaches will be considered certified. We do not give permission to individuals or programs to represent themselves as “Driveline”, but instructors may represent themselves as “Driveline-certified” or a variant that is appropriate.

Coaches who pass will not be listed as certified on Driveline’s website, but we may confirm completion upon request.