The Florida Baseball Ranch®/Strength of Skills®
2019 Baseball Skill Acquisition Summit
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 ability to maximize his biomechanical advantages through the optimization of length-tension relationship and synergistic co-contractions.

4) Design a training experience 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-contractile) 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 expedite the motor learning process, and ensure the athlete's best return on training time.

And much, much more.. 


In 2018, over 150 attendees, including 53 representatives from 15 MLB teams, joined us for the first ever Baseball Skill Acquisition Summit. The 2019 event will be even better and will feature transformational training in how to infuse leading-edge motor learning and skill acquisition science into player development and organizational management.



What is the Florida Baseball Ranch®/Strength of Skills®
Baseball Skill Acquisition Summit?

In December of 2014, Frans Bosch, one of the world's most preeminent motor learning and skill acquisition 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."

Check out this SAVAGE list of presenters!

Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about baseball training.

Frans Bosch

  • Motor learning, skill acquisition, and biomechanics expert

  • Professor of Biomechanics, The Fontys University, The Netherlands

Rob Gray

  • Motor learning and skill acquisition expert.
  • Perception Action Podcast
  • Faculty member, Arizona State University

Martijn Nijhoff

  • Technical Director, Dutch Olympic Softball and Baseball Talent High Performance Center
  • Perception Action Expert
  • Faculty member The Fontys University, The Netherlands

Paul Venner

  • Master of Science, Strength and Conditioning
  • Head of Athletic Performance, Dutch Baseball
  • Founder Ultimate Instability

Bart Hanegraaff

  • Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition Expert

  • Hitting Coach, Dutch Baseball and Softball

Randy Sullivan

  • Founder and CEO, The Florida Baseball Ranch®
  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Ron Wolforth

  • Founder and CEO, The Texas Baseball Ranch®

David Mann

  • Vision, Sports Skill Acquistion Expert
  • Associate Professor, Vriije University Amsterdam, The netherlands
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.
Saturday, October 12 , 2019:
Hilton Garden Inn,
3839 Don Emerson Dr, Lakeland, FL 33811

7:30am-8:00am Registration

8:00am-5:30pm: Theory/Applications Lectures

5:30pm-6:30pm: Panel Discussion
**Hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Sunday, October 13, 2019:
Florida Baseball Ranch,
1411 S Wiggins Rd, Plant City FL 33603
(2 miles from Hilton Garden Inn)

8am-8:30am: Coffee and Donuts

8:30am-9:00am: Review and Welcome

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

Event Discount $89/night

Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland
3839 Don Emerson Drive
Lakeland, Florida, 33811

Event Discount $109/night