Tony Abbatine, J.D. is a performance consultant and college professor who specializes in vision and its effect on mindset and emotions. As a Certified Open Focus Coach (COFTC) his work in the area of Visual Psychology has been featured in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek and ESPN. He has been a consultant to several Major League Baseball teams, numerous college programs and for the last five years has been the Vision Coach for the USA Women’s Olympic Softball team. Tony is a regular on the speaking circuit in the US and internationally, with recent presentations made in Dubai, Italy, France, Germany, Holland and Japan. Tony is the Founder and Director of Performance at Frozen Ropes, a US based company that offers instruction and coaching to amateur athletes and coaches. He is currently a national columnist for Baseball America where he writes on the latest player development topics in the baseball and softball industry. Tony’s articles and lectures on sports parenting and student-athlete survival is heard across college and high school classes across the country. Discuss: Visual hitting; Why the swing data is hurting so many players. Profiling the 3 visual triggers elite hitters hunt. What hitting coaches really need to help hitters in real games. When I look at nothing I see everything. Eyes on the prize. Vision is mental. Open focus, control the runway. Pull and pushing the ball. No No No Yes and at times depending on the hitters its Yes Yes Yes NO. Drills to help you understand how to train the visual aspect. Looking at ball flight? Timing utilizing space. Throwing batting practice further then the distance you pitch from? Throwing batting practice shorter and how? Vision is cheating. Beat the ball to the spot as a hitter, catcher, etc. Training implicitly and so much more. Tony Abbatine: www.frozenropes.com Twitter: @TonyAbbatine
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