[Case Study] How 36 Baseball Players Increased Their Velocity by 5.3mph in 8 weeks

This fall, 36 players enrolled in Cannon Arm Training for an 8-week throwing academy. The program included 4 training sessions per week, with the primary goal to increase velocity.

After 8-weeks the average increase in velocity was 5.36 MPH.

Tyler Shepple, former professional pitcher and owner of Cannon Arm Training says,

“There are several ways to increase throwing velocity, but for me it’s all about risk vs. reward.  In our program, we focus on building a strong foundation and maximizing the lower risk components of velocity development.

In this 8 week program, we dedicated time at the beginning and end of every practice to ensure players were properly coached through a warm-up and strengthening. This foundation set them up to push their work in the progressive throwing program.”  

Below is the daily routine that the players followed for the 8 weeks:

In talking about the keys to the success of this program, Shepple said:

“After the 8-week program, the group increased their average velocity by 5.4 mph, and their top velocity increased by 5.3 mph. Throwing was key, but we also took the warm-up and strength work very serious.  We counted the tempo for each rep when doing Crossover Symmetry to make sure it was done well.

This dedication to strengthening is what improved the player’s physical capacity to make huge velocity gains. Doing things like Crossover Symmetry is essential to me to improving velocity, but this is also how I’m keeping my players healthy.”

We’re excited to be a part of a thriving program like Cannon Arm Training, who are using their knowledge and expertise to build future big leaguers.