Importance of Metrics

Metrics actually might seem to be a new thing but it has been around for a long time.  Using a stopwatch to determine running speed is a form of metrics and that has been around for a long time.  In softball, metrics can help us in the following ways: 

DETERMINE IMPROVEMENT

When tested properly it gives you a "benchmark" as to where you are on that day and then at some later point you can compare how well you have improved or (sometimes) not improved.  Improvement is really important and metrics can give you an objective method to know the rate of improvement instead of just how you "feel" you are improving.  We will test you and then record your metrics based on the date you took the test and then when you take your test again you can compare very quickly.  

This will tell you the are you need to work on the most.  We use metrics as one of our tools to determine how much the athlete is improving in our lessons.  It is a great tool.

COMPARED TO OTHERS

Let's face it, it is all a competition.  It is a competition between yourself as started earlier and it is a competition between teammates in terms of playing time.  Obviously, it is a competition on the field against your opponents but it is also a competition when you are being recruited by travel teams and/or college programs.  How you compare to others your age, your position, your state and etc matters more and more.  Not knowing how you compare to others of similar age and position will put you at a disadvantage.  

 

When you complete your metrics testing with us you are added to our database and you can see exactly how you compare to others.  See our Database. 

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