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THE FUTURE OF PERFORMANCE HAS ARRIVED

At S2 Cognition, we see the game differently. Our revolutionary approach to understanding athletes' in-game instincts has redefined the "it factor.” We have taken decades of cognition science and applied it to the world of elite performance, making the undefinable qualities of top athletes quantifiable with the S2 System.

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IT'S TIME!

Download a sample report to see how S2 can take your game to the next level.

THE FUTURE OF PERFORMANCE HAS ARRIVED

At S2 Cognition, we see the game differently. Our revolutionary approach to understanding athletes' in-game instincts has redefined the "it factor.” We have taken decades of cognition science and applied it to the world of elite performance, making the undefinable qualities of top athletes quantifiable with the S2 System.

You can now Build2Win like never before.

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Discover Your Invisible Edge

The S2 System combines state-of-the-art technology with an in-depth understanding of how athletes brains are wired for the game.  This technology is the only of its kind to accurately measure an athlete’s reactions with millisecond precision. Through our scientifically validated evaluation, athletes gain in-depth knowledge of their cognitive make-up and how it impacts their performance.  Equipped with this blueprint, athletes and coaches can now tailor training and drills to maximize players’ strengths and develop their weaknesses.

THE S2 EVALUATION

Our 30-45 minute digital evaluation measures your unique cognitive skills with unprecedented precision and accuracy.  This in-depth report will help you understand how you process the game and stack up against your peers.

 

The S2 Eval measures split-second decision instincts to help athletes better understand why they excel and struggle in certain areas of their game. 
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INDIVIDUALIZED ON- FIELD TRAINING

Leverage your unique results to create personalized on-field training tactics to improve your performance and raise your visibility to pro and college teams. Designed by championship-winning coaches, these drills are trusted by athletes at the highest levels.

The S2 Eval measures split-second decision instincts to help athletes better understand why they excel and struggle in certain areas of their game. 
The S2 Eval measures split-second decision instincts to help athletes better understand why they excel and struggle in certain areas of their game. 
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SCHEME-FIT & ADVANCED ANALYTICS

For pro & college teams looking to build their roster, S2 offers insight into position & scheme-specific cognitive profiles.  We partner with in-house analytics to help predict on-field performance & inform play decisions to take full advantage of your athlete’s strengths.

The S2 Eval measures split-second decision instincts to help athletes better understand why they excel and struggle in certain areas of their game. 

No guesswork - No gimmicks - No wasted time
With our data-driven approach for game-changing play.

GROUNDED IN SCIENCE –
INSPIRED BY PERFORMANCE

The S2 Eval is a state-of-the-art system derived from cognitive science literature, decades of research, and precision measurement devices that track responses down to the millisecond. Our information technology engineers combine years of experience and expertise to deliver fidelity and security. With over 25,000+ evaluations administered, constant quality control, and accuracy assessment, S2 delivers reliable results at an unparalleled rate. We couple this measured approach with S2 Training Strategies developed in collaboration with professional athletes and coaches to ensure we provide comprehensive, data-driven principles for improving performance.

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DEDICATED TO EDUCATION

Dive Deeper Into Sports Cognition with S2U

Our product and company are constantly evolving. We continue to learn, test, and study the science and effectiveness behind S2. S2U is an extension of this growth. Hear from industry experts on our Podcast, read the latest blog for hot takes on relevant topics, or check out white papers and peer-reviewed articles that dive deeper into the science behind it all.

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WHO WE SERVE

S2 has been helping teams reach the next level for over a decade, providing coaches with scouting and recruiting solutions and developing thousands of athletes with data-driven training plans and proven results.

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LEGEND    S2 LABS     COLLEGE     PRO █    MOBILE LAB 

A GROWING IMPACT

S2 Cognition partners with top youth, collegiate, and pro sports organizations to measure performance, scout talent, and help athletes reach peak performance. The impact of S2 has been experienced by coaches, trainers, and teams in helping them understand how their players are wired so they can enhance training plans, make better position decisions, and build championship-winning rosters.

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TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH S2

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Hear About S2 From Top Coaches & Athletes

"S2 has helped shape my appreciation for how important athletes’ cognitive skills are in professional baseball."

"I was on the ground floor with S2 seven years ago when their evaluation first hit the baseball scene. S2 has helped shape my appreciation for how important athletes’ cognitive skills are in professional baseball. The insights from S2 directly impact our player selection and development strategies. Their data-driven approach and passion to continue to evolve and improve makes them a great partner for any progressive organization."

Jeff Kingston

Assistant General Manager of the LA Dodgers

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FAQS

  • What is the S2 Evaluation?
    S2 Cognition attempts to quantify split-second reaction times to visual stimuli on a computer screen. The cognitive skills measured by the S2 evaluation are the same cognitive skills engaged on the field, court, or ice. Our evaluation is devoid of racial bias, it does not measure IQ, intelligence or classroom type knowledge, and it cannot be studied for. It requires simple reactions to quick moving visual stimuli on the screen.
  • What does my athlete have to do?
    Athletes sit in front of a laptop computer and engage in reaction time based tasks for 35-45 minutes. This time includes general instructions, specific instructions for each task, and a practice to make sure the athlete understands what we are asking him/her to do. Depending on the sport, there will be 5 to 8 game-like tasks that each take about 4-6 minutes.
  • Who gets the results?
    Only the teams we are under contract within each sport will get the results of the athlete evaluation. Please contact us for a list of the teams.
  • How often should I take The S2 Eval?
    The cognitive skills measured in The S2 Evaluation are very stable over time, especially past the age of 18. At younger ages, some of the skills can change incrementally as your brain develops. We generally recommend re-testing every two years. However, some athletes choose to test once a year so that they can see how they stack up to their peers at each age level or against the top high school or collegiate players. Keep in mind that the ultimate goal is to get better on the field, not necessarily better on The S2 Eval. The S2 Eval provides a road map for unlocking your invisible edge and targeted training to improve on the field.
  • Should I only train my weaker areas, or should I also train my stronger areas?
    Simply – train both. Train the weaker areas to minimize any negative impact on your performance, and fine tune your stronger areas so that you take maximum advantage of these skills during performance. Working on weaker areas is always more challenging, but also represents the biggest opportunity to improve performance. We caution against setting expectations too high; these cognitive skills take lots of time to move the needle. Keep reminding yourself that small, incremental changes in cognitive performance can have a big impact on the field. Also, don’t neglect your strongest areas. Make sure to work on them and challenge them as much as you can to keep them sharp and tuned for optimal performance.
  • What's the best way to train these skills?
    There are many brain training gadgets, gimmicks, and shortcuts out there that promise to make someone a better hitter in a short time with minimal effort. Unfortunately, very little work on a computer, tablet, or phone screen will “transfer” to better performance on the field. Lots of science shows that the best way to train and improve performance is to practice a particular skill more intentionally in a very similar context as you expect to perform. In other words, the best way to train these cognitive systems is by working them on the field or in the cage in ways that are similar to how they are used during a game. The training context doesn’t have to be perfectly identical to an actual game, but should have a lot of similar features, and drill progressions should always be designed so that you are moving from a context with some similarities to a context that is highly similar to an actual game. At S2, we are big proponents of designing smarter drills for the cage and field that isolate and train split-second decisions. We are also proponents of designing drills that link what you see and decide to what you actually do – that is, train your brain with a bat in your hand rather than with an ipad in your hand. If you want to make faster, better decisions in the batter’s box, you need to approach your hitting drills differently by challenging your decision skills. If you only take batting practice off a machine that throws a constant speed in the same location, don’t expect to become a more selective, disciplined hitter at the plate. In your report and report package are drills and drill concepts to get the ball rolling
  • How often should I train these skills?
    Simply – train both. Train the weaker areas to minimize any negative impact on your performance, and fine tune your stronger areas so that you take maximum advantage of these skills during performance. Working on weaker areas is always more challenging, but also represents the biggest opportunity to improve performance. We caution against setting expectations too high; these cognitive skills take lots of time to move the needle. Keep reminding yourself that small, incremental changes in cognitive performance can have a big impact on the field. Also, don’t neglect your strongest areas. Make sure to work on them and challenge them as much as you can to keep them sharp and tuned for optimal performance.
  • How does S2 compare to other player evaluation tests like the Wonderlic?
    Tests like the Wonderlic measure player IQ. S2 measures how player’s brains function in real-time – how players react and process information in ways that are relevant to their sport. S2 testing data has far more significant correlation to on-field results. Furthermore, S2 Cognition leverages its data to create training programs specific to an athlete’s sport and natural abilities. Evidence of the success of S2’s approach continues to build daily.
  • How are other athletes, teams, and coaches using S2?
    S2 Cognition is currently used by many top professional and collegiate sports organizations to aid in talent evaluation, player development, and improving their schemes around the skillsets of individual athletes. Individual athletes at all levels – from youth to pro – leverage their S2 data to improve their training. Many recent championship-winning players and coaches have attributed S2 as a significant contributor to their program’s success.
  • How are professional and college programs using S2 with their players?
    S2 is being used by top NCAA, MLB, NFL, and MLS teams and programs around the country. The teams not only use S2 in the selection and recruitment decisions, but perhaps more importantly, in how they develop their players. It gives teams the insight they need about why and how each player excels and struggles at the plate and in the field so that they can develop customized training and development plans for each athlete. Teams are using drills developed by S2 and top-level coaches to help their players improve their performance.
  • What is the S2 Evaluation?
    S2 Cognition attempts to quantify split-second reaction times to visual stimuli on a computer screen. The cognitive skills measured by the S2 evaluation are the same cognitive skills engaged on the field, court, or ice. Our evaluation is devoid of racial bias, it does not measure IQ, intelligence or classroom type knowledge, and it cannot be studied for. It requires simple reactions to quick moving visual stimuli on the screen.
  • What does my athlete have to do?
    Athletes sit in front of a laptop computer and engage in reaction time based tasks for 35-45 minutes. This time includes general instructions, specific instructions for each task, and a practice to make sure the athlete understands what we are asking him/her to do. Depending on the sport, there will be 5 to 8 game-like tasks that each take about 4-6 minutes.
  • Who gets the results?
    Only the teams we are under contract within each sport will get the results of the athlete evaluation. Please contact us for a list of the teams.
  • How often should I take The S2 Eval?
    The cognitive skills measured in The S2 Evaluation are very stable over time, especially past the age of 18. At younger ages, some of the skills can change incrementally as your brain develops. We generally recommend re-testing every two years. However, some athletes choose to test once a year so that they can see how they stack up to their peers at each age level or against the top high school or collegiate players. Keep in mind that the ultimate goal is to get better on the field, not necessarily better on The S2 Eval. The S2 Eval provides a road map for unlocking your invisible edge and targeted training to improve on the field.
  • Should I only train my weaker areas, or should I also train my stronger areas?
    Simply – train both. Train the weaker areas to minimize any negative impact on your performance, and fine tune your stronger areas so that you take maximum advantage of these skills during performance. Working on weaker areas is always more challenging, but also represents the biggest opportunity to improve performance. We caution against setting expectations too high; these cognitive skills take lots of time to move the needle. Keep reminding yourself that small, incremental changes in cognitive performance can have a big impact on the field. Also, don’t neglect your strongest areas. Make sure to work on them and challenge them as much as you can to keep them sharp and tuned for optimal performance.
  • What's the best way to train these skills?
    There are many brain training gadgets, gimmicks, and shortcuts out there that promise to make someone a better hitter in a short time with minimal effort. Unfortunately, very little work on a computer, tablet, or phone screen will “transfer” to better performance on the field. Lots of science shows that the best way to train and improve performance is to practice a particular skill more intentionally in a very similar context as you expect to perform. In other words, the best way to train these cognitive systems is by working them on the field or in the cage in ways that are similar to how they are used during a game. The training context doesn’t have to be perfectly identical to an actual game, but should have a lot of similar features, and drill progressions should always be designed so that you are moving from a context with some similarities to a context that is highly similar to an actual game. At S2, we are big proponents of designing smarter drills for the cage and field that isolate and train split-second decisions. We are also proponents of designing drills that link what you see and decide to what you actually do – that is, train your brain with a bat in your hand rather than with an ipad in your hand. If you want to make faster, better decisions in the batter’s box, you need to approach your hitting drills differently by challenging your decision skills. If you only take batting practice off a machine that throws a constant speed in the same location, don’t expect to become a more selective, disciplined hitter at the plate. In your report and report package are drills and drill concepts to get the ball rolling
  • How often should I train these skills?
    Simply – train both. Train the weaker areas to minimize any negative impact on your performance, and fine tune your stronger areas so that you take maximum advantage of these skills during performance. Working on weaker areas is always more challenging, but also represents the biggest opportunity to improve performance. We caution against setting expectations too high; these cognitive skills take lots of time to move the needle. Keep reminding yourself that small, incremental changes in cognitive performance can have a big impact on the field. Also, don’t neglect your strongest areas. Make sure to work on them and challenge them as much as you can to keep them sharp and tuned for optimal performance.
  • How does S2 compare to other player evaluation tests like the Wonderlic?
    Tests like the Wonderlic measure player IQ. S2 measures how player’s brains function in real-time – how players react and process information in ways that are relevant to their sport. S2 testing data has far more significant correlation to on-field results. Furthermore, S2 Cognition leverages its data to create training programs specific to an athlete’s sport and natural abilities. Evidence of the success of S2’s approach continues to build daily.
  • How are other athletes, teams, and coaches using S2?
    S2 Cognition is currently used by many top professional and collegiate sports organizations to aid in talent evaluation, player development, and improving their schemes around the skillsets of individual athletes. Individual athletes at all levels – from youth to pro – leverage their S2 data to improve their training. Many recent championship-winning players and coaches have attributed S2 as a significant contributor to their program’s success.
  • How are professional and college programs using S2 with their players?
    S2 is being used by top NCAA, MLB, NFL, and MLS teams and programs around the country. The teams not only use S2 in the selection and recruitment decisions, but perhaps more importantly, in how they develop their players. It gives teams the insight they need about why and how each player excels and struggles at the plate and in the field so that they can develop customized training and development plans for each athlete. Teams are using drills developed by S2 and top-level coaches to help their players improve their performance.
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