The traditional “Muscle Memory” approach to training isn’t optimal for how our brains learn. Repetition and unilateral training inhibit hand-eye coordination rather than fostering it. Below is some of our research showing the positive effects of our approach.
THE EFFECT OF BLOCKED VERSUS RANDOM PRACTICE ON DOMINANT AND NON-DOMINANT BASEBALL SWING
Dominant Side: Batted Ball Accuracy (%).
Dominant Side: Line Drive Percentage (%)
Players participating in random practice saw a decrease in reaction time when compared to those undergoing blocked practice group. This means that the random group was able to detect a signal (i.e. the pitch) and make a decision (i.e. swing) faster than the blocked group.
The lower reaction time values are greater for performance as baseball requires immediate reaction and decision making which the random practice group demonstrates.