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Develop a Soft, Fine Focus - Like Cosmo Kramer

The role the eyes play in hitting a baseball is instrumental to a player’s success. Athletes who embrace the concept of vision training and put in the necessary work, will discover that this drill...

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Vision Training, Part II - Modern Day Technology, Slow the Game Down and Ryan Harrison

Think about the instrumental part our eyes play in our ability to perform a task - in everyday life. Our eyes communicate with the brain, which communicates with the body. Without this ebb and...

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Vision Training, Part I - History and Pioneers

When I was growing up, the concept of vision training in athletics didn’t exist. In fact, the only ties I can remember between vision and athletics in those days were when Kareem Abdul Jabbar was...

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Pitch Recognition with MaxBP

The best hitters have the ability to recognize different pitches and deposit that pitch to their desired location. It all starts with having an idea at the plate and being disciplined enough to...

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Use Colored Balls for Vision Training

When practicing for a sport it is always important to apply a physical, mental and visual training regimen. One particular drill that covers all three bases is hitting with multi-color balls or as...

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The Best Remedy for the Injury Bug

Every year thousands of athletes around the world are hurt playing the sport they love. This is an unfortunate truth about athletics, injuries do occur. However, with modern day science and...

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How to Adjust the Eyes During an At-Bat

There are varying theories on where a batter should focus their eyes during an At-Bat. The hat. The jersey. Dead into the eyes of the pitcher. The truth of the matter is, it doesn't make as much...

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Foul Play - Not Always a Bad Thing

There are many things about baseball that I really appreciate, and like most lifelong fans, quite a few of those things are of the smaller variety. Hitting the cutoff man, breaking up a double...

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Freedom to Swing at Everything

What if I told you about a drill that required a hitter to swing at absolutely everything and it didn’t matter if they made contact or not? Sounds a little unorthodox? Well consider what Hall of...

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Don't Be Afraid of a Little Gas

Former Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams once said, “You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.” Considering that the Splendid Splinter is viewed by many to be the best overall...

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