Baseball and VBT

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Coach Brandon Golden was a performance coach in baseball for many years. He formerly was an assistant strength coach at East Carolina University, then with the Dodgers organization in the MLB, and is now with Future Fit. Brandon learned about velocity based training while at St. John’s University and used baseball and VBT to dig deeper. Brandon's introduction to velocity based training was via Tendo Units. He saw how easy assessing athletes and planning programs could be.
Brandon saw the immediate difference VBT made for his players. When Perch came onto the scene, Brandon dug deeper and realized how big of a difference passive data collection and stored analytics could make. Brandon saw his athletes increase in power and strength with immediate feedback on each rep. He can watch them get excited with instant results as they lifted, helping create an even more competitive atmosphere. Baseball and VBT go hand in hand, here is why!


Brandon tries to meet athletes where they are. He uses velocity as markers and understand if an athlete is deficient in a specific train. He will then train them through a cycle using desired velocity parameters for specific adaptations. Brandon assesses athlete efficiency at the end of each cycle at heavier loads in that velocity range to determine where to train his athletes next.

  • Easily build and maintain athlete profiles based off of VBT and Perch data. Immediate feedback enhances the individual session, while stored data enhances long term development.
  • Recovery is easy to track and maintain with athletes by using velocity ranges to see how much an athlete can handle. Coaches can then keep athletes healthy in season more easily.
  • Increase efficiency with instantaneous data and feedback from your VBT device. Coaches don’t have to wait to assess athlete lifts for the day.


VBT in the weight room has created a new kind of buy-in with Brandon’s athletes. Athlete goals can be set, kept, and monitored over time for each individual. Each athlete sport and positional specific needs are taken into account with baseball and VBT. Moreover, training with VBT can help gamify the weight room even more, so athletes can push themselves both in the weight room and on the field of play. Brandon profiles each athlete to build a road map and track progress over time.

Velocity Based Training creates a competitive weight room atmosphere. Athletes will regularly try to one-up each other within their loads in specific velocity zones. The weight room atmosphere improvements wasn't something Brandon even expected. But competitive by nature, athletes will do everything they can to out-perform each other, VBT facilitates that too!


Using velocity daily is like continuously checking a map. Athletes will tell you how they feel, how recovered they are, and where they need to go next with their bodies and with the objective data from VBT devices. Without velocity, we are guessing on loads.

Monitor readiness daily and you’ll learn a ton about fatigue and VBT alike. Brandon recommends assessing 70%RM for athletes daily to gauge performance.

Train deficiencies until they are efficiencies. Athletes can work on “areas of improvement” and literally see themselves get better with the objective data. With that, they’re bought into you and your program at once.


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Perch Install at the University of Georgia Football

"It just gives us the chance to give athletes autonomy. They come in the weight room and doing it their own. It's amazing how quick they pick up on the technology."

Perch Install at UPenn

"Penn in the Ivy League is the intersection of Peak performance and Peak academic stressors, we need a solution for stressors they receive in both of those environments. Perch allows us to do that by providing data-driven solutions."

Perch Install at UNC Football

"The ability to track guys instantaneously and to analyze their movement patterns through technology in the weight room has been fantastic."

Perch Install at University of Maryland Football

"The equipment, the technology, the Perch and the velocity-based training, I think it's been the single biggest influence on our program. It's given a whole new dynamic to our training because it's a new level of focus for our athletes."

Perch Install at McHenry High School

"What I loved about it there was no tether to have the camera be mounted in the rack where I can focus on the athlete and coaching. It's very user-friendly and so their ability to engage and get feedback has been phenomenal."

Perch Install at Kansas State

"Working with Perch has been a breath of fresh air, from day one, they provided us with Gold Standard customer service."

Perch Install at Hebron Christian Academy

"It's relatively seamless for the athletes. At the same time, I get really accurate objective data. I can literally take models of training and produce evidence that those models of training do or don't work."

Perch Install at Wake Forest University

"The team's been awesome. Got everything installed, all our guys were able to get around them, ask questions, get right into it and hit the ground running day one."

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Scott Sinclair

University of Georgia

Head of Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Cory Walts

University of Pennsylvania

Director of Strength & Conditioning

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Brian Hess

University of North Carolina

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach — Football

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Ryan Davis

University of Maryland

Director Strength & Conditioning — UMD Football

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John Beerbower

McHenry High School

Director Strength & Conditioning

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Trumain Carroll

Kansas State University

Director Strength & Conditioning

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Spencer Arnold

Hebron Christian Academy

Director Strength & Conditioning

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Chad Bari

Wake Forest University

Director of Football Sports Performance


Further Reading

Major League Soccer

Learn more about using VBT and Perch in Major League Soccer with Coach Daniel Hicker. Sports technology can help improve performance in MLS!

Baseball and VBT

Learn more about baseball and VBT with Coach Brandon Golden formerly of ECU and the Dodgers organization, now with Future Fit App!


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