Sports Vision Training?
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
- Visualize yourself excelling at your sport or activity
- Pay attention to coaches instructions during practices
Why Should I Do Vision
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.
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.