October 12-13, 2019
Learn from the the world's best baseball motor learning specialists how to:
1) Conduct a movement analysis to identify critical components of stability (attractors) for hitters and pitchers.
2) Identify key physical traits (hardware) in hitters and pitchers that can influence the way they self-organize a movement.
3) Find individual movement patterns (software) that influence the athlete's abilty to maximize his biomechanical advantages through the optimization of length-tension relationhips and synergisitic co-contractions.
4) Design a trainining expereince that encourages an athlete to elicit timely isometric co-contractions that amplify the expression of power, enhance motor control, and remove stress from inert (non-contractilie) tissue.
5) Design customized Constraints-Led-Approach and Differential Learning training experiences that encourage athletes to move in the most powerful, efficient and energy-preservative manner possible.
6) Develop and maintain a robust set of training tools/ideas that expidite the motor learning process, and ensure the athlete's best return on training time.
And much, much more..
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The 2019 event will be even better and will feature transformational training in how to infuse leading-edge motor learning and skill acquisiton science into 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 2014, Frans Bosch, 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, boldly stated,
"The body has very little interest in what the coach has to say."
After many deep, thought-provoking conversations, Frans, Randy Sullivan (CEO and founder of The Florida Baseball Ranch®), and other enlightened thinkers in the Dutch National Federation, decided to create a motor learning and skill acquisition conference targeted specifically for baseball.
The inaugural event in 2018 was a resounding success. After the Summit, three of our esteemed presenters were hired as consultants for MLB teams in attendance, and the Dutch contingent formed a new corporation know as Strength of Skills®.
According feedback from the participants, Summit 2018 was "world class" and "a game changer."
We're getting the band back together!
That's right! Every one of our 2018 panelists has agreed to join us for an encore performance.
* 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 ideas.*
If you thought last year's Summit was useful, wait until you see what we have in store for you in 2019!
2018 Summit attendees were ignited to action by the information they learned. As reports of implementation came in, we were thrilled. It was clear that coaches understood the value of this revolutionary approach to player development. Coaches and players at every level were seeing previoulsy unimaginable results.
To our delight, instructors and coaches were applying what they had learned in insprired and innovative fashion. But, in time, it became evident that the changes being made, while often quite good, were falling short of being great. Training strategies were not always being individualized to meet the needs of every player. We realized that with a few adjustments good could indeed become great!
The obvious next step was to develop and present a simple process that would facilitate the development of customized dynamical systems training plans that could be laser-targeted to address the complex needs of every athlete -- regardless of age and/or ability level.
In that light ...
This year's theme will be:
Attendees will learn quick and easy processes that will allow them assess, categorize, individualize and prioritize training interventions to optimize results for each player.
We'll present real-world case studies that will illuminate the key components of player assessment and training plan development/execution.
Each participant will recieve a comprehensive workbook that will facilitate comprehension of the material and will optimize the learning process.
Much of the information will come from Frans' new book, The Anatomy of Agility
(not yet published).
You'll be among the first to have access to these transformational ideas.
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 progressive coaches, medical practicioners, thought leaders, and key influencers together for a two-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.
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