Baseball loves data. Technology breeds data. But without an understanding of how to incorporate that data into workable plans, both the technology and the data don’t boost results. Knowing what technology to embrace and how to use it can play a key factor in crafting a hitting plan, workout regimen, and nutrition focus all geared toward a common goal: Results on the baseball field.
The experts—from the University of Oregon to Duke University and places in between—tell us that having an easy-to-implement plan for your technology translates to quantifiable results. And solutions fit varying budgets, allowing you to start small and build as you go or immediately turn your facility into a Division I-style hitting center.
THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN BASEBALL
Baseball tech took off fast. Arguably the quickest of any sport in the world, says Kyle Attl, Blast Motion director of professional baseball sales and service. With a sudden onslaught of options, consumers didn’t know where to turn. That’s all changed as the sport’s leaders have focused on the most meaningful elements of technology, giving athletes a more mainstream way to discern what works in the cage, on the field, in the gym, and at the dining table.
“Guys are using technology before they get to us,” says Tyler Rost, Duke University’s baseball director of player development, “They are used to it. I think they are pretty excited about it and understand the importance of it. We make it a priority to train them on how to use the data. It is important to learn and for our guys to understand the data.”
Spiker Helms, Rawlings Tigers digital expert, says technology helps coaches and players communicate, so everyone understands how athletes match up.
Want the full e-book for FREE? Click HERE!
✔️ Crafting the perfect combination of technology for your needs
✔️ Replicating the setups of top baseball organizations on a budget
✔️ Gamifying your practices
✔️ And much more!