Tom Pardikes

The Hit Station – A new pitch recognition & baseball vision training by gameSense

Hitting is a split second decision period.

You have to recognize pitch type, ball or a strike, react accordingly and THEN hope that your mechanics are on point and your approach is correct.

No wonder hitting is the hardest thing to do in all of sports.

And like our boy Steve Springer says:

“Baseball is the biggest self-esteem destroying sport in the world” – Steve Springer

We agree.

This is why hitters are using every tool and advantage to gain that edge.

This is also why we’re excited to launch the HIT STATION.

Our newest gameSense pitch recognition training feature.

When you log in and click on Hit Station, you’ll be presented with a simulation pitch sequence.

You anticipate the type of pitch, ball or strike and then receive direct feedback.

It’s a perfect way to incorporate it into your actual batting practice session with a bat in your hand.

Trent Mongero Shares Pitch Recognition Tip

So you wanna see the ball better, eh?

No, seriously…do you? I mean I know you signed up to the newsletter to train your pitch recognition but it’s early and a humpday sooo…just askin.

Yes? Okay sweet. We have just the thing for you.

Coach Trent Mongero, Founder of Winning Baseball & Dirt Bros) break down his process of seeing the ball as best as possible.

Coach Mongero is a true expert, loves teaching what he knows, always prepared to learn more…

…and seriously, it shows.

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.

You’ll learn about the importance of leveraging the soft focus & relaxation.

Training perceptual-cognitive skills in sports using technology by gameSense’s own Dr. Peter Fadde and Dr. Len Zaichkowsky

Ballistically reactive sports performances such as blocking a soccer or hockey shot-on-goal, returning a tennis serve, and hitting a pitched baseball or bowled cricket ball depend upon anticipating an opponent’s action. Sport science researchers have found that expert performers in many sports use superior perceptual-cognitive skills to recognize patterns in opponents’ actions, thereby priming rapid response selection …

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Team Pitch Recognition & Training

Facing a guy who’s gangly, throws from the side, hides the ball well, varies their release points from one pitch to the next…

….they’re no fun.

The only thing you can really do is to try slowing the game down by slowing down your feet and quieting your head.

Easier said than done. Sure but here’s exactly how to do it.

Team Pitch Recognition & Training

Facing a guy who’s gangly, throws from the side, hides the ball well, varies their release points from one pitch to the next…

….they’re no fun.

The only thing you can really do is to try slowing the game down by slowing down your feet and quieting your head.

Easier said than done. Sure but here’s exactly how to do it.

How To Catch Up To HIGH HEAT

If you’re having trouble catching up to the fastball, ESPECIALLY the HIGH HEAT, it’s probably because of two things.

  1. You’re not starting your load early enough. – Often times a hitter runs into trouble when they get to the point of contact too late because the’y’ve initiated their speration and stride way to late.

  2. You have too much head movement – When the head moves the eyes moves. If you wanna make 90 mph look like 85mph, slow your feet and head down. If you wanna make 90 mph look like 95 mph…speed your feed up.

Here’s what you need to be thinking about.