October 12-13, 2019
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The 2019 event will be even better and will feature transformational training in real-world, practical application of leading-edge motor learning and skill acquisiton science to player development and organizational manaagement.
In case you've been living under a rock, here's how the whole idea got started:
In December of 2015, Frans Bosch, a professor of biomechanics at The Fontys University in The Netherlands, and one of the world's most preeminent motor learning and skill acquisiton specialists, traveled to the The Texas Baseball Ranch® as the keynote speaker for a baseball coaches' boot camp.
After outlining the basics for a few minutes, Frans stood confidently on the stage. He looked out at the nearly 200 baseball coaches in attendance -- men who make their living telling athletes how do something, watching them do it, then telling them how to do it better -- and in his classic Dutch accent he boldly stated,
"The body has very little interest in what the coach has to say."
After many conversations between Frans, Randy Sullivan, CEO and founder of The Florida Baseball Ranch®, and other enlightend thinkers and coaches in The Dutch National Baseball and Softball Federations (now known as Strength of Skills), the group was inspred to create a motor learning and skill acquisition conference specifically for baseball.
The inaugural event in 2018 was a resounding success.
According feedback from the participants, Summit 2018 "world class" and "a game changer."
We're getting the band back together!
That's right! Every one of our panelists has agreed to join us for an encore performance. If you thought last year was great, wait until you see what we have in store for you this year.
* This will be far more than a mere rehash of last year's information. Each one of our speakers has redoubled his efforts in research, innovation, and application. Each segment will be chock full of new information and new ideas.*
If you thought last year's Summit was useful, wait until you see what we have in store for you in 2019!
This year's theme will be:
Much of the information will come from Frans Bosch's new book The Anatomy of Agility (not yet published). You'll be among the first to have access to this exciting material!
Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about baseball training.
Motor learning, skill acquisiton, and biomechanics expert
Professor of Biomechanics, The Fontys University, The Netherlands
Motor learning and skill acquisiton expert.
Perception Action Podcast,
Faculty member, Arizona State University
Technical Director, Dutch Olympic Softball and Baseball Talent High Perfromance Center
Faculty member The Fontys University, The Netherlands
Head of Athletic Performance, Dutch Baseball
Motor Learning and Skill Acquisiton Expert
Dutch Baseball and Softball
Randy Sullivan, MPT, CSCS
Founder and CEO
The Florida Baseball Ranch®
Plant City, FL
Founder and CEO
The Texas Baseball Ranch®
Here's a quick look at what our presenters will be covering of the regular 2 days.
Martijn Nijhoff, Paul Venner, Bart Hanegraaff
The Florida Baseball Ranch®/SOS 2019 Baseaball Skill Acquisition Conference brings hundreds of innovative coaches, medical practicioners, thought leaders, and key influencers together for a three-day journey that will bridge the gap between Dynamic Systems Theory and application. It is an immersive and invaluable experience that funnels the information from scientific theory down to "boots on the ground" actionable plans.
Friday and Saturday events will include keynote presentations and panels from some of the brightest minds in baseball skill acquisition theory. On Sunday, we'll put it all together and show you how to implement the concepts with real-life case studies and four separate practical application rotations.
8:00am-5:30pm: Theory/Applications Lectures
5:30pm-6:30pm: Panel Discussion
**Hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates.
8am-8:30am: Coffee and Donuts
830am-9:00am: Review and Weclome
9:00am-2:00pm: Practical Rotations
The Florida Baseball Ranch
1411 S Wiggins Rd
Plant City, Florida, 33566
Day 1 of the Skill Acqusition Summit will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn.
Day 2 will take place at The Florida Baseball Ranch® in the heart of central Florida's strawberry country.
Just 3 miles south of I-4 and 1 mile west of County Line Road, the Ranch is approximately a 40 minute drive from both the Orlando and Tampa airports.
Staybridge Suites 3855 Don Emerson Drive Lakeland, Florida 33811 863-225-2886
Event Discount $89/night
Courtyard Marriott Lakeland 3701 Harden Blvd Lakeland Florida 33803 863-680-2323
Event Discount $89/night