The Loden Sports Blog
The Loden Sports Blog will serve as a vehicle to provide thought-provoking content on athletic development, use-cases for the services Loden Sports provides, and news and updates on the happenings of Loden Sports.
Slammers Baseball conducted an official Loden Sports evaluation on Austin Peay Centerfielder and MLB Draft Prospect, Garrett Martin. Martin scored an 11 and is a certified outlier.
A look at the outlier athleticism of 2023 MLB Draft Prospect, Walker Martin, a shortstop from Eaton, Colorado – one of the best combinations of size and athleticism in the class.
A look at the outlier athleticism of 2023 MLB Draft Prospect, Nazzan Zanetello, a shortstop from St. Louis, Missouri.
A look at the top-of-the-scale athleticism of 2023 MLB Draft Prospect, Lee Ellis, a shortstop from White Plains, Maryland.
At the 2022 Governor’s Challenge in Salisbury, Maryland, Loden Sports set up the Loden Sports Lab for participating athletes to test their vertical leaping ability.
From full evaluations in the summer to weekly jump testing in-season, the reigning North Carolina 4A State Champion Cardinal Gibbons Football program fully embraced Loden Sports in 2022. This blog covers what we learned and how we used a weekly jump test to monitor readiness for the program.
Last fall, Loden Sports teamed up with the Houston Baseball Initiative in support of their holistic approach to youth baseball. A year later, we take a look at how Loden Sports has informed and supported their vision through providing reliable, objective data to benchmark the development of their athletes.
A look at the outlier athleticism of 2023 MLB Draft Prospect, Kyle Henley, an outfielder from Denmark High School in Cumming, Georgia.
An investigation of the fallacy of the growth curve and an objective illustration of how 2022 MLB Draft Prospect, Josh Hood broke away from an average athletic profile in high school to Outlier status in June 2022.
On June 9, 2022, Loden Sports evaluated the raw athleticism of Vanderbilt outfielder and MLB Draft Prospect, Spencer Jones. Spencer achieved a Loden Score of 9 – a feat accomplished by fewer than 1% of elite, physically mature athletes.
This is the second installment of a two-part blog. In this blog, Loden Sports explores the relationship between the Junior Loden Score System and throwing velocity in athletes aged 8-14. This project was completed in collaboration with Slammers Baseball in Colorado – a special thank you to them for their willingness to share and excitement to learn alongside us.
The Junior Loden Score System has been created as a way to benchmark and track athletic development in athletes before they hit their growth spurt. It is structured similarly to the existing Loden Score System with a Power, Quickness, Speed, and Loden Score.
After a run of 7, live Outlier Sessions in our Discord in December and January, Loden Sports is excited to announce that we are making the sessions available on YouTube and via Apple Podcasts for your listening pleasure – wherever, whenever. Enjoy!
We monitored the power, quickness, and lower-half symmetry of a Minor League Baseball player on weekly basis over the course of the 2021 MiLB season. This is what we observed.
We did a performance observation with a small group of high school baseball players to try and begin objectively peeling back the layers on why the fastest runners in baseball aren’t always the best base stealers.