Athletes need to learn how to follow a high speed projectile in sports like baseball, tennis, lacrosse, and hockey. This is especially true when the projectile curves or bounces.
Players can learn to see faster projectiles by increasing the speed of what they see. The athlete’s eyes track motion better, and their brain learns to predict where the ball is going.
Virtual Baseball gives you the tools to become a better batter. View more pitches at increasing speed. Learn to follow the ball with your eyes and see where it’s going. Use occlusion to learn to make decisions faster.
Coaches and athletes tend to anecdotally identify weaknesses. This is subject to confirmation bias, and can cause athletes to waste time and energy.
Upon completion of each training program, players get immediate feedback about their performance. They can see where they were correct and incorrect on a strike zone map.
Virtual Baseball’s dashboard gives players and coaches insight into performance metrics over time. It tracks every pitch, and the player’s data. Identify where athletes excel and where they need more training.
Use an Oculus Quest for training. It is a standalone platform that is relatively inexpensive – starting at $299.
Quest is a 6 degree of freedom device. You can move in space. However, for safety reasons, we do not track whether a virtual swing makes contact with a virtual ball. You absolutely should not swing a bat while using this product.
Buy a Quest at your favorite electronics retailer, like Amazon.
After each pitch, compare where you think the ball crossed the plate to where it's actual path.
Strike or Ball
Identify whether each pitch is a strike or ball.
Identify the type of pitch to predict the path of the ball.
Use a controller to swing at pitches. The program will tell you whether you should have swung based on whether it was a strike or ball.
Select the area of the strike zone where the pitches can be targeted. Most players have specific zones that are their weakness. Once you identify those zones, work them harder.
Select the level of pitcher skill to control pitch speed. You can choose between Youth, High School, College, Pro, and All-Star.
Select the pitcher's handedness and type of pitches you want to see. Having trouble with specific pitchers or pitches? Target your weaknesses to improve your game.
When you are at the plate, you have to make decisions before the pitch passes the strike zone. Occlusion helps you mimic real decision making by having the ball disappear at the end of it's path. Choose from 5 levels of occlusion from none to extreme.
Your eyes and brain need to be worked and trained just like your muscles. Speed training increases pitch speed incrementally through a training program, rather than having random pitch speeds. We find that speed training is the most effective mechanism to increase your abilities.
Data is Power
Program Pitch Maps
For each program, visualize where the athlete was correct (green) and incorrect (red) during the training.
This is displayed on a strike zone map. The size of the circles represents the pitch speed. Larger circles are faster pitches.
The dashboard gives you complete control over what data you want to visualize.
Filter by date, strikes, pitcher handedness, pitch types and occlusion level.
You have the power to visualize the data that matters the most to you.