Livy Schiele demonstrates an advanced agility drill where Melissa uses different types of chaos to distract the athlete. Melissa calls out a color and Livy must react accordingly.

A verbal chaos drill is one that forces an athlete to remove vision from the initial movement, and react more on audible instinct. I find these drills to work best with baseball players. In baseball, athletes react to the sound of the bat hitting the ball before the even see the ball.

To simulate this, I often have athletes begin drills to the sound of my clap, or even to the sound of the baseball or softball player swinging in the cage.

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