Factory Development Institute Programs
Participate in Game Time Pressure Training and Simulation, designed to help players learn how to deal with stressful elements including crowd noise, parent cheering, wind and fatigue. Our research shows that players who train under these extreme conditions adapt to stress so they can perform better in real game situations.
Game Time Pressure Training at the FDI was created by CEO/Founder of Baseball Factory, Steve Sclafani, along with prominent researcher and psychologist, Dr. James Driskell. Dr. Driskell is a leading expert on stress training and has worked with the Dept. of Defense and NASA.
With over 20 years research experience in stress, performance, and training, Dr. Driskell has conducted research for Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, National Science Institute, FAA, Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, STRICOM, Army Dugway Proving Ground, and other organizations.
He has authored over 100 articles and papers, including recent publications in the Journal of Applied Psychology, American Psychologist, Human Factors, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Military Psychology, Small Group Research, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Group Dynamics.
Competitive Game Play
Put your hard work into game play with a chance to test your skills against some of your most talented peers.
Sample Itinerary to Include:
Day 1: Player arrival between 9-11 AM at BWI (or earlier if needed), afternoon instruction.
Days 2–4: Players participate in daily position specific workouts, simulated game play and additional drills and instruction. Players also take part in Game Time Pressure Training at the FDI, participate in a college recruiting and academic admissions workshop, and attend a Minor League Baseball game in Maryland.
Day 5: Morning instruction, player departure from BWI between 3-6 PM (or later if needed).