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November 7, 2019

You hear it from coaches all the time. "He can do it in practice but it's different in the game".

As a coach and athlete, one of the main objectives in practice is to prepare your team or yourself for the emotional, visual and physical  dynamics of the game. We have all heard the training mantra; Practice how you play. 

So why do...

September 19, 2019

During a recent college baseball visit, I was asked to define the term "visual psychology" to the coaching staff, faculty and players in attendance. Rather than sounding like a college professor and giving a neuro-cognitive lecture on how the eyes are the only external part of the brain, my response was simple.

“Visual psychology is about performance strategi...

August 29, 2019

We are in an industry where drills, cues, words, absolutes, models and teaching points have never been more plentiful. Athletes at an early age are bombarded with more information than ever before. The conflict between travel ball coaches and high school coaches rage on. Professional players with private sector resources cause confusion and ego battles with...

August 8, 2019

Since 1992, our group has been interested in studying the differences between the visual functions of professional baseball players and the general population. Since that time, we have tested approximately 1,500 players from the Dodgers' and Mets' major and minor league systems. We tested each player with a series of visual function tests consisting of three...

June 26, 2019

By now, we all know the importance of breathing. In not-so medical terms, when we stop breathing, we are in major trouble—a sure sign that the ability to breathe is our greatest power source.

In every day living and on athletic fields, taking a deep breath to relax the mind and body is a no-brainer. The first thing we are taught as youngsters is to take a dee...

June 12, 2019

Body awareness starts and ends with knowing your rhythm. Groove is optimal motion patterns and an internal "beat" that allows performers to excel.

Consistent performance of any kind is premised upon an internal rhythm of movement that can be repeated to allow for maximum performance and pleasure. It is an athletes' best friend to ensure consistency and contro...

May 29, 2019

Time is our most precious commodity, both on and off the field. As players and coaches, we all have the same 1,440 minutes per day to go about our business and hopefully find time for the daily activities we desire.

We spend hours each day reading news articles, stories and personal notes, either in print or digitally. But what if you could improve your readi...

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