Which One of Your Teaching Cues Needs an Upgrade?

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 teams to the level that certain clubs have now handed over keys to the "tool box" to new wave thinkings. Yet, teaching cues are only as good as the game results that follow. The preparation time for the player to fully understand and "own it" will always be the key. Bridging the gap from data collection to performance gains will be the vi

Scope and Rope: A Visual Profile of Major League Hitters

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 main types: Visual Acuity (sharpness of vision), Stereo Acuity (depth perception) and Contrast Sensitivity (being able to pick a target out of a background). The Visual Function of Professional Baseball Players The results of visual acuity testing were most surprising. Certainly, we felt that professional baseball players must have excel

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