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For Teams, gS Pitch-IQ™ program starts with baseline testing of all the hitters on your team. It uses a scientifically validated, 98-pitch video-occlusion test that has been taken by hundreds of hitters. Coaches and players can compare their Pitch Recognition (PR) scores against the overall database of minor league and elite college hitters.
With baseline gameSense PR scores, a coach can track improvements of the team or individual players. PR scores can be used to create profiles of hitters (more selective, more aggressive) that help you turn batters into the best hitter of their type rather than change who they are.
Baseline PR scores aid in “slump busting.” If a batter is performing below expectation, he could have an issue with confidence, or vision, or approach, or mechanics. You can re-test his PR (the test is designed for repeated use with no learning effect) and determine if there is a change in how he “sees” pitches – and then fix what’s broken.
BENEFITS OF TESTING AND TRAINING PITCH RECOGNITION
Reading the pitch type and initial ball flight within about 20 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 (as it is called in a major league team’s hitting book) 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 him, 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.
Contact us at the link above to learn how we can help your team improve their hitting with our Team Memberships PITCH RECOGNITION TRAINING PROGRAM
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