Five Tool Baseball is pleased to announce its partnership with S2 Cognition.
S2 Cognition is used by top NCAA, MLB, NFL, and MLS teams to measure player performance and train better athletes. S2 Cognition delivers a revolutionary approach to helping athletes understand how in-game decisions impact their performance from youth to pro.
S2’s technology platform brings visibility to an athlete’s cognitive skill sets and identifies their strengths, weaknesses, and the “whys” behind their performance. Here is how the process works…
1. TAKE THE S2 EVAL
Athletes perform a 30-45-minute evaluation on a specialized laptop computer that measures how they process and make split-second decisions in their sport.
2. GET YOUR S2 SCORE REPORT
Results are instantly revealed in a detailed report featuring the individual scores of the athlete’s abilities – analyzing each of their strengths and weaknesses, along with their overall S2 Score.
Forever, baseball people have asked an important question: why? Why does that player chase sliders? Why does he have great instincts? Finally, we have a product that can test the brain and, for the first time, truly answer that question. Dr. Scott Wylie, Co-founder of S2 Cognition, joined Dustin and Drew to explain this game-changing product. It could change development as we know it.
Below is a sample chart from a baseball report featuring the percentile ranking of an athlete’s individual skill sets, which equates to their S2 Score total (in orange). The bottom of the chart indicates how the athlete’s scores compare to other athletes in their reference group.
Paul Phillips spent 15 years in professional baseball as a player, played in the bigs with multiple teams. Then, he became a D1 college coach, AAA hitting coach and catching coordinator. Now, he’s with S2 Cognition. Why’d he leave pro ball for S2? He explains that, taking the assessment data and applying it to development, the developmental gains he’s seen using S2 and much more.
Why are Five Tool Baseball and S2 Cognition working together? Five Tool founder and owner Lynn Vanlandingham explains being introduced to S2 Cognition, what hooked him and way he’s so passionate about it. Also, Dr. Scott Wylie of S2 Cognition returns and speaks about working with Five Tool, testing more players to better develop the game and what’s next on the horizon.
S2 has multiple levels of sport-specific cognitive skills training tactics for athletes designed to raise their performance level.