University of Denver
This is Dr. Brian Gearity Assistant Professor at the University of Denver.
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
Ph.D., University of Denver
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