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Sports Vision Training


  What is Sports Vision Training?

     Sports vision/mental training is the ability to:

               - Coordinate proper eye movement with the body

               - Maintain concentration during an athletic event

               - Make quick and accurate decisions on and off the field or court

               - Visualize yourself excelling at your sport or activity

               - Pay attention to coaches instructions during practices and game


  Why Should I Do Vision Training?

     Of all physical actions, 80% are initiated with the eyes.  If the eyes are not properly aligned or not as strong as they can be, the physical action may not be performed correctly.  Many mistakes such as miss-hitting a baseball, dropping a pass in football, safety and academic failures (reading and writing skills) can be attributed to visual defects.  Yet with all this information out there very few athletes train their eyes.  Why?  Perhaps vision training is not as intuitive as is physical training.  If a wide receiver runs sprints it is clear that that will help on his quick outs and deep routes.  If a volleyball player trains cardiovascularly she will be fresher in the later sets.  If a basketball player works on his leaping ability he'll be able to play above the rim.  Visual training isn't quite as intuitive.  However it is just as essential.  If your visual system is breaking down, your game is suffering.  We can build your visual skills in all areas; tracking, depth perception, visual memory, quick focus, concentration, etc.  Furthermore, just like with the rest of your body, your eyes get tired.  In fact the eyes are the first muscle to break down.  If your eyes are getting fatigued, you're not picking up the ball or scenario as quickly as you need to.  Eye fatigue also causes loss of concentration and breaks in focus.

What if you know you have good vision or you already where glasses?  Well we're not just talking about 20/20.  There are many aspects of vision, 20/20 is just one portion of the entire visual system. If a shortstop wants to improve his defensive skills, the best thing he can do is improve his reaction time.  Vision training will increase reaction time.  The more quickly that shortstop can visually pick-up the ball, the better chance he has of making a play on it.  A split second difference in visual ability equates to huge increases in reaction time.  Does your game suffer in the later stages?  Eye fatigue is the number one cause of diminishing return.  We'll get your eyes in shape to last the entire game. 

To put it simply, the eye leads and the body follows.  What people don't know is that vision is both a learned and a developed skill, and therefore can be improved through proper training.  Clinical studies have revealed that eye muscles used in an eight hour period of reading (across the page, down, back and across) is equivalent to walking 37 miles.  Through training exercises, the eye can be taught to focus, locate and center properly to reduce fatigue.  

So why should you do vision training?  Simple.  If you want to be the best you can be at your sport, you need Sporteyes VT sports vision training.