NDV Performance academy offers a comprehensive resource for all performance vision education, training & products. Our online Visual Agility training program is designed for athlete performance coaches, medical practitioners, fitness trainers and anyone else interested in neurodynamic vision performance and development.
The team in the Duke OptiLab has been engaged for the last few years in research using the Sensory Station device. This exciting research, funded first by DARPA and more recently by the Army Research Office has led to a host of articles that have explored prediction, training and individual differences relating to visual-motor abilities measured by the Sensory Stations. The latest article from this research that was just accepted to the Journal of Sports Science. This article (See PDF) investigates performance variability across a sample of over 2000 athletes tested on the Nike Stations to demonstrate superior performance for athletes at higher levels of accomplishment (particularly for motor control), as well as distinct profiles for both athletes from different types of sports (interceptive versus strategic) and gender differences.
While most training programs tend to focus on an athlete’s physical characteristics, there has always been at least a passing interest in the “mental” skills that underpin performance. This article looks at how perceptual and cognitive (PC) skills can influence performance and questions that coaches and teams should consider before adopting any type of training tool.
Common in all our work is that we take a multifaceted approach to how the eyes play a role in sports. We examine the visual demands from a medical, skills and tactical approach and come up with treatments and training regimen for elite athletes to perform at a higher level.
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The neurodynamic vision approach is a holistic way to combine physical athletic training with visual performance skills such as focus, accuracy, multitasking and visual endurance. As such, specialists from a variety of fields are sprouting up dedicated performance centers all over North America and Europe.
Sports vision is often referred to as a specialty within optometry, but I see it differently: as a core optometric service that can be part of most every optometric practice.
Reacting to a fastball coming in at 100 miles per hour is one of the most difficult feats in professional sports. A hitter has a mere four-tenths of a second to react to a pitch. When a baseball travels that quickly, the margin for error is razor-thin. A batter can have all the power in the world, but if their timing is off by a fraction of a second, that’s the difference between fouling off a pitch and parking a ball in the stands.
Nationally recognized sports performance consultant Scot Prohaska has developed a training program based on these six areas, helping young athletes become better than ever. These are Scot’s 6 Lanes of Preparation