Baseball and softball athletes understand how important hand-eye coordination, concentration, and visual acuity are in their sport. In the short amount of time between the ball leaving the pitcher’s hand and the ball reaching the plate (approximately 0.4 seconds), the batter must concentrate on the ball, assess its rotation and direction, as well as determine when to start swinging.
With baseball and softball training limited due to government restrictions, it may be difficult for athletes to practice and improve their batting skills.
What if we told you that our Sport Vision Training program could help you to improve your batting average and gain an edge over your competition? In this post we will discuss just how this is possible.
Just as how athletes train their muscles to be stronger, it’s important that we train our eyes to enhance the quality and efficiency of our vision.
Visuomotor training works to improve the degree to which vision and movement work together. Here at Human Integrated Performance, we have developed our Sport Vision Training program designed to improve the visual abilities of athletes to help them to perform their best. Our program involves a series of individually tailored exercises targeted at learning and training dynamic visual skills that directly relate to your sport. Here are some of the visuomotor skills baseball and softball athletes use:
By strengthening the dynamic visual skill of baseball and softball athletes, they will more accurately be able to hit, catch, and throw the ball.
Human Integrated Performance utilizes the Dynavision D2 Visuomotor Training System as the central feature to our Sport Vision Training program. The board itself is a 4-foot x 4-foot screen with 64 lights spaced around a small LED screen. There are a number of different exercises programmed into the board that target various dynamic visual skills.
Our Sport Vision Training is designed to supplement the current workout and training regimen of the athlete. We recommend that our athletes attend Sport Vision Training sessions one to two times per week for 30 minutes.
Outcomes of Sport Vision Training can vary depending on the time and attention that the athlete puts towards their training. Results will not come right away, but with dedication and practice, the athlete will feel a significant increase in confidence and dynamic visual skills.
A study from the University of Cincinnati used Dynavison technology, the same that we have here at Human Integrated Performance, to improve the dynamic visual skills of their varsity baseball athletes. Over the course of the program, athletes observed a 0.034-point improvement in their batting average, as well as an improvement in slugging percentage.
If you are interested in Sport Vision Training at Human Integrated Performance, or looking to learn more, please call us at (780) 862-3111 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.