Video Occlusion Training for Hitters | Dr. Peter Fadde
Dr. Peter Fadde is an expert in video occlusion training and the founder of GameSense Sports. With a background in sports science and coaching, Dr. Fadde has developed a deep understanding of pitch recognition and swing decisions in baseball and softball. He has worked with professional teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, and has helped players at all levels improve their performance through video occlusion training.
Dr. Peter Fadde, founder of GameSense Sports, discusses the benefits of video occlusion training for improving pitch recognition and swing decisions in baseball and softball. He explains that video occlusion involves cutting off video footage of pitches at various points and having players guess whether it's a ball or a strike and what type of pitch it is. Dr. Fadde emphasizes the importance of precision in training and the integration of video occlusion into everyday practice. He shares success stories from teams that have implemented video occlusion training, such as the Arizona Diamondbacks, and highlights the positive impact it can have on a player's ability to control the strike zone and make better swing decisions.
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1. Video occlusion training involves cutting off video footage of pitches at various points and having players guess whether it's a ball or a strike and what type of pitch it is.
2. Precision is crucial in video occlusion training to ensure effective results.
3. The Arizona Diamondbacks implemented video occlusion training as part of their hitting culture and saw improvements in controlling the strike zone.
4. The Texas Rangers demonstrated a team approach to controlling the strike zone by not chasing pitches at the bottom of the zone.
5. Drills such as the PVC pipe drill and the black seam drill can help improve pitch recognition and swing decisions.
6. Video occlusion training can be done using an app or by standing in the batter's box and hitting off a tee while watching video footage from a pitcher's viewpoint.
7. The app provides instant feedback and allows for progressive difficulty in pitch recognition training.
8. The use of video occlusion training has been shown to increase walk to strikeout ratios in players.
- "Video occlusion training engages your brain and takes advantage of those little moments of learning."
- "Video occlusion training helps players tune their eyes to recognize pitches and make better swing decisions."
- "Video occlusion training can be a valuable tool for improving plate discipline and swing decision-making."
[0:33] Dr. Fadde Role in Baseball and Softball
[2:41] Becoming the Foremost Expert in Video Occlusion
[3:39] The Diamondbacks' Journey to Success with Video Occlusion
[10:20] Strategic Insights in the Game
[12:08] A Drill for Smarter Swing Decisions
[13:49] Collaborations and Drills for Improved Impulse Control
[16:04] Creating Intense Training Environments
[21:39] Optimizing Realism in Video Occlusion
[26:12] Coaches' Favorite Approaches with the App
[29:56] Data on Walks and Strikeouts After App Usage
[38:25] Enhancing Hitting with Visual Training
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