The abundance of innovations in team sports has changed the way games are played and managed. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon. For Coach & Athletic Director’s fourth annual innovations issue, we took a close look at more than 100 new and improved products. In the end, we settled on 10 that addressed specific … Read more
Dr. Peter Fadde made the first pitch recognition app that trains a hitter’s brain. gameSense, is showing a significant correlation between players who practice pitch recognition inside the app and increased on-base percentage (OBP). Read the Article in Sports Techie Here
Mark Newman has watched a lot of baseball but he had never seen anything like this. “Over the twenty-six years, I was with the Yankees, we trained shortstops, at every level in the organization, to be there on that play,” Newman, the team’s recently retired senior vice president of player development, said in an engaging conversation. “[Derek Jeter] was. Many others weren’t. I’m not sure if he was trained any differently than the other twenty-five shortstops. His ability to pay attention, be in the moment, and respond to his environment was superior. That play’s an example of it.”
gS Pitch-IQ™ uses the proven video-occlusion method. Players view video clips of pitches that were shot from a batter’s box point-of-view. The pitch videos are cut off at different points of ball flight.
Pitch recognition is one of the hardest things to develop in players. The question is; how does gameSense make the process easier? Fadde explains how “the only way to develop pitch recognition is to see thousands of pitches. Chances to practice off real pitchers of equal or better quality are hard to come by. It’s … Read more
gameSense Sports continues to gain recognition in the sports world. The oft-told standard in baseball is that a 90-mile-per-hour fastball takes four-tenths of a second to reach home plate and, because the act of swinging a bat takes about half the time, a hitter must identify the pitch, its expected location and decide what to … Read more
Tigers head coach Steve Bieser was introduced to Dr. Peter Fadde’s product during his tenure at Southeast Missouri State University by hitting coach Dillon Lawson. The pair had embraced a “Moneyball” mentality in other ways — using sabermetric measures like runs created and weighted on-base average to build lineups — and their investment in plate-approach paid off.