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Keeping Your Eyes On The Ball Takes Practice

There’s no argument that a baseball batter’s ability to track an incoming pitch is critical to hitting performance but it’s the details of how his eyes perform that task that researchers are still figuring out. While previous studies have confirmed that expert hitters are better than novices at tracking a moving object, we still need to breakdown the process if we want to build better training tools for athletes.

A study released this month in PLOS ONE took a big step to understanding this visual perception of athletes.

Starters Sports Training and gameSense Sports Team Up to Help Hitters Read Pitches

Starters Sports Training will team up with gameSense Sports to bring pitch recognition software solutions to Starters’ baseball and softball players. “We are extremely excited about this opportunity,” said Ryan Schwartzman general manager of Starters.  “Pitch recognition can be difficult to teach.  During a game a player might get 2 to 4 plate appearances of …

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gameSense in action – Hit Stations, Game Simulation & Pitch Recognition Reps

We put hours in the cage to refine the swing.

We put hours in the gym to develop explosive power and bat-speed.

We get the pitch recognition part right, the refined swing and the explosive power translate better.

Period.

This is why hitting instructors, top baseball programs and the individual player who’s willing to take their development as a hitter in their own hands are taking their vision skills and pitch recognition training to a whole new level.

Come take a look and see how some of these players are utilizing the training as part of their hitting stations during B.P.

gameSense in action – Hit Stations, Game Simulation & Pitch Recognition Reps

We put hours in the cage to refine the swing.

We put hours in the gym to develop explosive power and bat-speed.

We get the pitch recognition part right, the refined swing and the explosive power translate better.

Period.

This is why hitting instructors, top baseball programs and the individual player who’s willing to take their development as a hitter in their own hands are taking their vision skills and pitch recognition training to a whole new level.

Come take a look and see how some of these players are utilizing the training as part of their hitting stations during B.P.

3 MAIN parts of a GREAT hitter.

Coach Trent Mongero @trentmongero (Founder of Winning Baseball & Dirt Bros) shares his 3 main pillars of being a solid hitter, what it looks like and what we should work on if there are weaknesses in our skills and approach.

”As the game speeds up, we have to be able to reognize quality pitches. We have to swing at strikes.”

He has a growing Youtube Channel that you should definitely subscribe to as well.

In this video, he’s going to share strategies that professionals use to see the ball as early as possible.

Out of the 3 main pillars, what would you say you need to work on?