gS Fastpitch-IQ™ is a training aid for hitters that improves PITCH RECOGNITION, increasing quality at-bats, on-base %, and ultimately runs
gS Fastpitch-IQ™ is a convenient and affordable hitting tool that allows more ”game time” training. gS Fastpitch-IQ™ is the choice for youth, college and professional players and organizations looking to improve on-base %, run production, slugging % and strikeout-to-walk ratio (K/BB).
gS Fastpitch-IQ™ is an online and mobile app that trains fastpitch softball hitters by using the science of occlusion
By showing just the first few seconds of a pitch, a hitter's eyes and brain must learn to focus on the correct cues.
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Test an important skill and compare to others.
Determine strengths and weaknesses in identifying pitches.
Train against college, pro and high school pitchers.
View real pitches from real pitchers. Access online or mobile.
Fastpitch Team Plans will be limited in 2017.
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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 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.
Pitch IQ from gameSense Sports Named Best of Show at 2017 ABCA Convention
By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR.
gameSense Pitch IQ
Pitch recognition is integral to hitting. Yet traditionally, the only way to train it was to get quality at-bats. And as we know, quality at-bats are in short supply. Thanks to the innovation of gameSense Sports, you now can train and test pitch recognition. Not only can you sit on the couch and become a better hitter, coaches can integrate this company’s pitch recognition drills and App into their cage, tee and stand in drills.
GAMESENSE fastPITCH-IQ™ IS HELPING Pro, College, High School and Travel Teams
gS Fastpitch-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. The player identifies the TYPE of pitch and/or the LOCATION of the pitch in the strike zone. The player gets immediate feedback on the correctness of his choices and can view a full ball-flight replay to reinforce “what I see out of the pitcher’s hand” with “what it means at the plate.”
The easy to understand occlusion method relies on repetition, immediate feedback, and progressive difficulty (like a video game) to build players’ pitch recognition. They don’t need to (and should not) mentally “grind” to recognize pitches. Coaches can provide clues (skinny wrist for curveball) or strategies (shift focus from pitcher’s cap to release window), but the work is done inside the mechanism by players’ eyes and brains.
Other systems use staged video of pitchers shot in a studio, or 3D Virtual Reality (VR) modeling of pitchers but gameSense is committed to Real Video (RV) of real pitchers throwing real pitches to real hitters in real games. We can even include video of pitchers you will face next.