Technology is Rapidly Changing Baseball
With a wide variety of technology available in the Digital Age, Major League Baseball players, coaches, and fans are benefiting from more information. From rookie ball to the big leagues, MLB teams are aggressively implementing technology at every level of their organizations, helping develop current players and making informed decisions about future players. But for the average coach — from youth to travel ball and high school to college — implementing technology in a way that fits their existing coaching style can often be daunting.
By focusing on the following five areas, you can start implementing technology to make your coaching more effective and help improve your players faster.
1. Quantify Performance: Accuracy
Accuracy should be the number one consideration when evaluating swing analyzers (sensors) to incorporate into your coaching. Without accuracy, everything is misguided. The feedback to your hitters will be tainted and they will struggle to make the adjustments necessary to improve without swing-to-swing consistency.
In a study conducted by The Center for Human Performance, researchers stacked three swing analyzer (sensor) technologies against one another. Blast Baseball was the best in all categories, including swing analyzer (sensor) accuracy…