Teach your brain how to quickly pick up pitch type and location
Hitters have to pick up pitches quickly. The quicker, a batter picks up the pitch, the better the chance of squaring up and hitting the ball solid. We developed a tool backed by years of research that helps players like you to take their pitch recognition to the next level.
Learn to read the pitch in an instant
Improve on-base %, run production, slugging % and strikeout-to-walk ratio (K/BB)
“Right off the bat I was thinking, ‘Man, I wish this was something that I had when I was playing”
— St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Hitting Coach
“At first, I didn’t see a change, then after about two weeks they were laying off pitches they used to chase”
— Sam Houston State University Coach
The gameSense Hit Better Guarantee
gS Fastpitch-IQ™is based on decades of scientific investigation. We've tested and trained thousands of hitters across the world from professionals to youth. We are going to be there with you every step of the way. We will help you become a better hitter. If you use gS Fastpitch-IQ™ consistently for 30 days and you don't feel your hitting has improved, we'll give you your money back.
BENEFITS OF TESTING AND TRAINING PITCH RECOGNITION
Reading the pitch type and initial ball flight within about 14 feet of pitch release allows hitters to make better swing decisions and swing adjustments. In other words, timing.
Pitch recognition is not a calculation; it is an association. What you see out of the pitcher’s hand associated with what it means at the plate. It comes from thousands of plate appearances but can be accelerated with proper training.
You beat the strikeout pitch by recognizing and laying off. Get a better pitch to hit and do damage.
- Confidence comes with preparation. Step into the box feeling like you have seen that pitcher, or one like her, hundreds of times.
- Pitch Recognition testing shows if a struggling hitter’s problem is not “seeing” the ball. Do this before changing swing mechanics and creating a slump.
- Be the type of “selectively aggressive” hitter that pitchers hate to face.
- Film opponent pitchers to train for future games.
TRAIN WITH OUR PITCH RECOGNITION SYSTEM
Technology is a tool, not a solution. It is an important part – but only one part – of the gS Fastpitch-IQ™ pitch recognition training program. Our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Peter Fadde, has worked with leading college and professional hitting coaches to translate sports science research methods into batting cage and bullpen stand-in drills that transfer learned skills to game performance. Without transfer, players have only mastered a video game.
“I have been in minor league clubhouses when the roving hitting instructor is talking to players,” said Dr. Fadde. “The players are on the edge of their seats, with the words of a Hall-of-Fame hitter. They talk about approach. They talk about the tough pitchers they hit. The players nod and buy in. But at the end of the day, one question lingers in the air.”
“How do I work on that, coach?”
Good old fashioned training....
You drill and practice pitch recognition just like you do math problems, weight lifting or swing mechanics. By focusing on informative cues at the beginning of a pitch, a hitter can better predict the result of a pitch at the plate. Fastpitch-IQ™ allows a hitter to practice pitch recognition without having to see live pitches, increasing the number of drills a hitter can complete in a short amount of time.
Hitters can do drills sitting down or swinging a bat. Only 10-15 minutes, 2-4 a week will help improve pitch recognition skills.
gS Fastpitch-IQ™ is an online and mobile application for serious softball hitters
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