The Vizual Edge Performance Trainer is a very effective and very efficient way for college athletes and teams to boost performance. Click on any of the schools here to see what coaches think of Vizual Edge.
Sports Vision Performance Testimonials
The University of Southern Mississippi-Hattisburg
This is Dr. Brian Gearity Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi.
I want to tell you little bit about the Vizual Edge program. As a former intern strength and conditioning coach for the Cleveland Indians baseball company, we were one of the first professional baseball team is using the Vizual Edge program. At the time we had success using the program and since then the program is been improved considerably.
The Vizual Edge staff have done a fantastic job by continuously developing their visual skills training software program. It takes only about 2 sessions to really get a feel for the program and to show other people how to use it. You can change the program settings to make it easier or harder depending on the ability of the athlete.
From 2001 until 2009 when I was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Tennessee and head baseball strength coach, we were one of the first universities to extensively evaluate and use their program. I am happy to say that the positive feedback from the players and the increase in performance is a major factor for us to committing to using the program a large scale basis.
At UT, like any other other leading sport program, we were always looking at obtaining the winning edge with all our sports such as baseball softball, tennis, basketball and football. The Vizual Edge staff is great to work with and we've had them come to UT to conduct evaluations with our players. However, after using the program it doesn't take very long for coach or trainer to figure out how to evaluate their own athletes in about 12 to 15 minutes.
Also, I completed course work for a minor while in graduate school and one of the things I did was to test for difference in the teams that we evaluated at UT. Let's just say there was statistically significant difference among the 2 teams, and it couldn't happen by chance. What that means is that the Vizual Edge program is a valid and reliable way of conducting Visual Skills Assessment and Training.
Currently as an assistant professor at Southern Miss, we're preparing to conduct research using the Vizual Edge program to assess visual skills in collegiate baseball players and look at its relationship to other key performance variables such as hitting power.
I would recommend that anyone wanting to use the program just call the Vizual Edge staff. They truly care about what they do and helping student athletes. Visual skills, I think, can seem a bit mysterious because most of us don't read about them in traditional strength and conditioning or athletic training books. However, we always talk about hand-eye coordination, but sometimes we really don't know what that means or what that entails. The Vizual Edge program teaches you and trains the muscles that control the eyes to work more efficiently. Their motto is "Weight Training for the Eyes". We have to remember that eye muscles, like all other muscles, control human movement, that we can strengthen eye muscles to make them work more efficiently which will lead to improved performance.
Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss the program further. I'd be happy to talk about it in more detail. Thank you.
Dr. Brian Gearity
& Conditioning Coach
Hi, I'm John Sisk the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with Vanderbilt University.
Vizual Edge is very cutting-edge training equipment and we utilize it. I really believe in it and look forward to testing our athletes and to the results in the upcoming months and years.
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Sports Vision Articles
Vizual Edge does meet visual demands for the sport of lacrosse.
Vision Training For Lacrosse Lacrosse Roads of America
by: Lacrosse Playground
This past spring our Indiana University Men’s Lacrosse goalies underwent sports vision training, with the help of the Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO). Sports vision training has been implemented for various professional sports teams, guided by an optometrist who has done a residency in binocular vision therapy. Currently, vision therapy is underutilized at the college and high school level.
There are no specific programs that meet the visual demands for the sport of lacrosse. The visual requirements to be a top tier lacrosse goalie could be considered the most demanding in all of sports when you take into consideration shot speed, shot release points (overhand, ¾, sidearm, and low), and shot distance.
Vizual Edge puts vision training in the crosshairs of diamond success
Seeing is believing
by: Don Cameron
Softball West (3/22/2012)
Joe Kinsella, head coach of Lake Forest College softball, said Vizual Edge’s recent shift to web-based technology allowed him to seamlessly incorporate the tool into his team’s train- ing program.
Softball players participating in VEPT believed their visual skills improved, enhanced performance
PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF COLLEGE SOFTBALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN VEPT
by: Frank J. Spaniol, Professor, Sport Science
Unpublished survey (10/10/2011)
As a group, 79% believed that VEPT increased their ability to “focus”, 74% felt the visual practice improved their concentration, and 73% agreed the training augmented their ability to “see” the ball. In addition, 33% reported more consistency, 67% believed batting results increased, 66% felt their fielding improved, and 67% reported superior balance. Overall, the results of this survey indicate that a significant number of college softball players participating in VEPT believed their visual skills improved, which they felt translated into enhanced performance.
Just like any other muscle in the body, extraocular muscles in the eye get stronger with training.
Eyes On The Prize
by: Dr. Michael Zupan & Al Wile
Training and Conditioning (3/21/2011)
How much can sports vision training improve an athlete's performance? This is by far the most common question we receive here in the Human Performance Laboratory at the United States Air Force Academy. Unfortunately, we cannot quantify exactly how much sports vision training will increase a baseball player's batting average, a basketball player's shooting percentage, or a goalie's save percentage.
The Vizual Edge Performance Trainer, which can help athletes improve their visual skills, is bec
Vizual Edge seen as 'weight training for the eyes'
by: Brendan Murphy
Just like weight training visual skills can be measured, trained, practiced and perfected leading to better play.
Vols use new visual aid training program
New training programs
by: Editorial writer
Sporting News (8/3/2006)
The Tennessee Volunteers have a weight room full of machines to work nearly every muscle in the body. Now they can include their eyes.
Colleges Shifting to Vision Training to Enhance Athletic Performance
by: Technolgy writer
Channel 33 (6/27/2006)
"For athletes who want to reach the next level of play or just for the sake of overall performance, improving visual skills can be the deciArizona University Women's Softball coach Mike Candrea. "
College Softball student-athletes find benefits from vision training
ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF NCAA DIVISION I SOFTBALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATING
by: Spaniol, F.J., Seiller, B.L.,K. Puchalski
Unpublished survey (4/1/2005)
Athetes have found numerous benefits to vision performance training both on and off the field.
Athletes learn how their visual skills impact their play on court
Visual Skills and Volleyball
by: Barry L. Seiller, MD
ACC website (10/29/2004)
Volleyball athletes learn that their visual system is a small but crucial component to their success on court