On this episode of Baseball Outside the Box,
Our guest today Tony Abbatine is definitely an Outside the Box thinker. Since our eyes is where it all begins, we are staying on the theme of vision, tracking pitches, pitch recognition and so much more. Is Visual Psychology the answer to performing?
Tony is the author of numerous articles on player development and has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, ESPN, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Baseball America and various television media. Considered one of the leading experts in the baseball and softball world that can integrate the physical, mental and visual skills needed to perform at a higher level. He is one of the few who has instructed around the world in baseball and softball. A consultant to their player development for several major league baseball organizations, most recently, New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Boston Red Sox, the Colorado Rockies, and the New York Mets were he presented the Frozen Ropes Visual Mechanics and Showtime (mental skills) training models to the coaching staff and players, both in Spring Training and during the season. Since 1990, numerous major league players have refined their skills in the off-season under Tony’s watchful eye. Recent vision training workshops have been conducted at NCAA Division 1 Softball powerhouses U of Florida and Hofstra University. Tony has accepted a teaching position at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County, New York and will be an Adjunct Professor starting Fall 2017. He will be teaching Sports Psychology at the undergraduate level. Currently overseeing the mental and visual skills for Team USA Softball as they prepare for the 2020 Olympics, Abbatine has worked with numerous college and professional teams in this area with an emphasis on integrating the visual component to traditional sports psychology. As the catalyst behind the Frozen Ropes teaching model, Tony Abbatine is responsible for the training program and instructional model used at all Frozen Ropes locations.
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