"The trajectory of learning has changed, therefore the trajectory of teaching must change as well. Be innovative in player development."
"I love talking the game with Rob Crews, especially when you talk about hitters. The insight that Rob has given me when it comes down to his perspective on hitting has been very beneficial to me as a hitting coach. You are not going to find another hitting coach as passionate as Coach Crews."
-TIM WALTON Head Coach, University of Florida Softball
"Rob breaks down teaching and learning not only for athletes but for the common everyday citizen. I recommend SWAG 101 to everyone interested in becoming more knowledgeable of the teaching and learning process no matter your intelligence level."
-ORV FRANCHUK Hitting Coach, Los Angeles Dodgers
"SWAG 101 teaches hitting and the mental game from a player's perspective. His innovative ideas and strategies are straight forward and keep the game simple. I'm proud to call Rob a teacher and a friend."
-HOWARD DOBSON Hitting Coach LSU, Team USA Softball
"This book is an absolute must read for those players aspiring to reach the top level game! SWAG - the secret weapon all great hitters possess but are reluctant to share."
-LAUREN GIBSON 2013 SEC Player of the Year, Team USA Softball
"Rob knows hitting and more importantly he knows hitters. In SWAG 101, hitters learn to know themselves through his teachings - perhaps the most critical piece to the performance puzzle."
-KRIS HERMAN Head Cpach, Williams College Softball
"The book does a great job of tying in the various components of learning and how important each aspect is to an athlete in their own development. Rob is world class when it comes to showing the countless ways there are for an athlete to improve -not just with the physical, but more importantly the mental facet."
-MIKE STEUERWALD Head Coach, Chicago Bandits, NPF
The bottom line is most athletes with great swings and great form, aren't even that good! So what makes them good? SWAG 101 is about Invisible Mechanics -the mechanics that we can't see. What goes on under the hood. Most of which precedes the swing. Its about perception. Organzing your thoughts. In this book, the author digs deeper into the athlete's operating system. Invisible Mechanics is the brain working together with the eyes to create a faster, more efficient response from the body. The COMPLETE GAME instructional model, as narrated by Rob Crews, combines mind/body research outlining and how effective teaching is continuing to evolve.
After consulting some of the greatest minds in athlete development today, Rob Crews, author and founder of COMPLETE GAME has fused together techniques that have been successful for athletes of every age and skill level. The hitting model consists of strategies for the improvement of perception, recognition, decision-making and reaction time. The Complete Game Instructional Model combines research in modern Sports and Neuro Psych, Visual Strategies for efficient recognition and anticipation. Complete Game also teaches athletes practical application of mechanics and movement for easy learning and transition from practice/preparation to performance. The areas of focus combine Mental/Emotional Skills, Performance Nutrition, Enhanced Focus and clarity of thought to be applied to all aspects of performance from Skill Sets to Linear and Multi-Directional Speed and Acceleration. Complete Game's curriculum is based on more than a decade of experience in supporting elite athletes and studying what has been proven at the A-Level. Complete Game has synthesized the curriculum into a format that some say is second to none in terms of achieving real results. Complete Game organizes drills and practice regiments into a process that makes sense and is customized to the mental and visual make-up of the individual. The system evaluates and profiles how athletes think, learn, process, and apply familiar and new information. Rob’s teaching skills and results with athletes from the youth to the professional levels, has earned him the respect of coaches across the U.S. and abroad. Rob has consulted organizations from Youth, Professional and Olympic level, and college teams in the Pac-10, SEC, C-USA, ACC, and Atlantic Ten, and others. As part of the 2010 USSSA PRIDE coaching staff, a professional women's fastpitch team in the NPF, Rob earned a championship ring. He also worked with the Venezuelan Olympic softball team in the areas of hitting mechanics, visual strategies, and the mental game. Rob is also the author of the book, Complete Game, a mental skills publication for improving in-game focus and confidence. Rob is the founder of A-Game, a Student-Athlete Branding and Development Firm, currently the Fastpitch Advisor to SKLZ, consultant to Sports195, T2 Motion, and AXIS Bats.