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UNLOCK YOUR FULL POTENTIAL

S2 Cognition gives athletes & teams an inside track to reaching the next level – showing them how to train smarter and play to their strengths on the field, court, & ice.
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"It’s more than just a score or a bunch of data."

“We loved our experience working with S2. The evaluation brought to light some areas that my son can do really well and some areas that he needs to focus on.

 

Most importantly, it gave us some areas that he can lean into and trust during the game when things get chaotic.  You can really build around an athlete or put him in the right system or situations to succeed once you know exactly how he’s wired to play the game.

 

If you are interested in learning how your athlete processes the game and setting up a plan for development, I’d highly recommend the guys at S2.”

Kirk Herbstreit

NFL & NCAA Football Analyst (ESPN and ABC)

CAREER CHANGING RESULTS

Austin Nola

Austin started using S2 Cognition during the 2016 MLB Season and has seen his numbers drastically improve. See how his S2 Score helped guide targeted training that has made a significant impact on his pro career. 

See Austin's stats since working with S2...
BATTING AVERAGE
30%
WELL HIT BALLS
111%
ON-BASE SLUGGING
15%
CHASE RATE
26%
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"If I was a youth player, I would’ve loved this information as young as possible."

Amanda Lorenz

Professional Softball Player, USSSA PRIDE

TRAIN YOUR GAME 
THE S2 WAY

Once you understand your (or your player's) cognitive abilities, you can personalize your training to get the most out of each session.

 

S2 works directly with college and pro coaches to develop the drills used on the field, court, or ice, with multiple levels for player progression.

 HERE ARE ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN BUILD2WIN... 

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Explore ways you can team up with S2 to take your youth program, team, or athlete to the next level

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Hear About S2 From Top Coaches & Athletes

"I've struggled with the same things since I was a kid, and S2 showed me exactly what I needed to do to get better."

“If I had these drills in high school and middle school, it would have been a huge factor in my improvement. I saw what one year of working on it did to me. When I stopped, it showed how much my numbers went down.

Austin Nola

Professional Baseball Player, IF

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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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