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."