Shockman created the HyperFocus Helmet to help his son Dalton, who was having trouble hitting in games. “A couple of years ago he was having trouble watching and hitting the ball. As I watched him play, I realized that he wasn’t following the ball consistently with his head and eyes – he was pulling his head. So I came up with a way to help him,” says Mr. Shockman.
While the first version was crudely made from duct tape, it immediately started bringing positive results for Dalton. As his game continued to improve, Dalton pushed his father to make the helmet available to his friends and other kids. Dalton’
More than two years later, the HyperFocus Helmet is ready for the public. Mr. Shockman has been getting a lot of positive feedback and support from the baseball community.
Mr. Shockman's son Dalton played for Ali Cepeda, formerly of the San Francisco Giants, who said, "This is a great tool, and I wish it was around when I played. As a former pro player, and son of a Hall Of Famer, I was always taught to follow the ball to the bat with my eyes and head."
Coach Justin Stone of Elite Baseball Training, trains over 3,000 youth players a year including Dalton via Skype video lessons. "A major reason many players struggle is because they don't track the baseball all the way to home plate," says Stone, "The HyperFocus Helmet takes the guess work out of coaching."
The HyperFocus Helmet is currently available for presale at www.HyperFocusHelmet.com. “I was approached by Fundable to run a crowdsourcing start-up fundraiser through their site, to help me launch my product, build my brand and just get the word out – they’re kinda like KickStarter but more niched and more focused,” says Shockman.
“It’s a win-win-win. My customers are getting great deals for being early birds, I’m getting connected to some movers and shakers, and Fundable.com gets their message out for facilitating,”
There is also a free giveaway contest with (10) free HyperFocus Helmets up for grabs at www.HyperFocusHelmet.com.