Read Pitches Faster with gameSense Visual Reaction Training

GAMESENSE FOR FACILITIES

WHAT IS PITCH RECOGNITION AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Pitch Recognition is the ability to quickly and accurately identify pitch type, location and speed. It is essential for hitters to see pitches in order to develop the visual reaction skill.

The App challenges a hitter’s pitch recognition ability by showing them a portion of the pitch, not the entire pitch path. Then, for every pitch the hitter decides whether it is a Fastball, Curveball or Changeup; Ball or Strike. With practice, a hitter doesn’t think about it — they just “see the ball and hit the ball.” 

In just 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week athletes can see 1,000’s of pitches
from top-grade professional, college, HS and travel pitchers.

ACADEMY BENEFITS

Most Hitting coaches, understandably, focus on mechanics, with less emphasis on mental components such as “reaction time” and “quick decisions” like what pitches to swing at and which to take.  Until now… By using the gameSense app, hitters can get unlimited virtual reps, anytime, anywhere. Coaches can use the app as a hitting station and hitters can use it outside of practice on their own. But you get all the data. No more falling behind due to weather, daylight, illness, or injury.

  • Improve timing. Hitters learn to read the pitch type and initial ball flight within about 20 ft (baseball) or 14 ft (softball) of the release point. This allows hitters to make better swing decisions and better swing adjustments. 
  • Experience thousands of virtual plate appearances. What hitters see out of the pitcher’s hand associates with pitch location, velocity and movement. Have your hitters get in virtual reps on their iPhone, iPad, or laptop computer with gameSense Pitch-IQ™ or FastPitch-IQ™.  The App will show them a pitch and they enter the pitch you see: Was it a ball? Strike? Curve? Change up?
  • Swing at strikes, not balls. Hitters develop plate discipline and aggressive hitting by recognizing the pitch earlier.
  • Increase confidence. Step into the box with confidence having seen that pitcher, or one like them, hundreds of times in the App training.
  • Improve offensive statistics. Early pitch recognition improves success in the box. Hitters with greater pitch recognition walk more, strike out less, chase fewer pitches out of the zone and have a higher slugging percentage.  
  • Increase confidence. Have your hitters step into the box with confidence having seen that pitcher, or one like them, hundreds of times in the App training.
  • Improve offensive statistics. Early pitch recognition improves success in the box. Hitters with greater pitch recognition walk more, strike out less, chase fewer pitches out of the zone and have a higher slugging percentage.  
  • Track performance. Hitters and coaches can track improvement, see strengths/weaknesses and compete against teammates.
  • Prepare for opponents. Film your own pitchers or opponent pitchers to train for future games and custom drills.

Learn how some of the top hitting minds use gameSense to train their hitters

TESTIMONIALS

“At first, I didn’t see a change, then after about two weeks they were laying off pitches they used to chase.” DI Pitching Coach

“Right off the bat I was thinking, ‘Man, I wish this was something that I had when I was playing” — MLB Hitting Coach

“If you can get better at this, you can get better at hitting. It’s not all about the mechanics of the swing. This gives you a head start on everything…” — Arizona Diamondbacks Hitting Coordinator Chris Cron

BASEBALL PLAYER, COACHES, PARENTS AND TEAM TESTIMONIAL'S
USED BY THE TOP OLYMPIC, MLB, COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND TRAVEL TEAMS.
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