Hereâ€™s why hitting in fastpitch softball is so dang hard.
It takes roughly 450 milliseconds for an average college fastpitch softball to arrive at home plateâ€¦
Then - it takes 100 milliseconds for the brain to process a visual cueâ€¦
Finally, it takes about 25 milliseconds for the brain to tell the body to swingâ€¦
Crazy right? Now get this.
An average college softball swing is roughly 155 milliseconds.
That means a hitter has about 125 milliseconds to gauge spin, speed & location to decide whether to swing or notâ€¦
To put things into perspective, it takes around 300-400 milliseconds just to blink.
Next time you want to judge yourself when struggling at the plateâ€¦
â€¦just remember, youâ€™re trying to do one of the hardest things there is to do in sports.
Cut yourself some slack.
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