By training your visual skills, you'll be able to:
Perceive the game better in its entirety: the puck, players, lines, goal and boards
Shoot more consistently, confidently and accurately
Remember the patterns and weaknesses of the opponent
Pass more crisply by better identifying teammates.
React to fast-moving shots and passes.
Train your visual skills to improve your performance.
- Raise your game through increased awareness of the position, speed and direction of the puck and players as well as the location of lines,
goal and boards.
- Efficient visual memory skills help offensive players remember the defensive players’ weak sides.
- By training your visual memory and recognition skills you will be better able to recognize other teammates, opponents and position of the
puck as well as where opposing players
position themselves on the ice.
- By enhancing your depth perception you will increase your ability to judge the position
of puck in relation to players and their
positions on ice.
- Enjoy a better and more accurate
- Shoot with confidence and accuracy.
- By training your reaction time, tracking and
eye flexibility you can better anticipate the
angles of passes.
- Use all of the ice and all the players on
- For goalies, visual tracking, eye flexibility, depth perception, reaction time and visual memory are key for recognizing and reacting to the speed, direction, and height of the puck. Goalies need to continuously monitor the position of offensive and defensive players while watching the puck.
Hockey Teams Using the VEPT
- Chicago Blackhawks
Hockey Vision Performance Testimonials
Dynamic Edge Sports Vision Training Centers
I'm Karen Muncey, President and CEO of Dynamic Edge Sports Vision Training Centers in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
We have recently adopted the Vizual Edge Training sessions for use in the Center because they are the perfect compliment to our existing program. Our Dynamic Skills program trains skills such as eye-hand coordination, peripheral awareness, speed and span of recognition and concentration under stress, but we were missing the areas of eye muscle development to improve skills like depth perception and accommodation and convergence, which are so essential in sports.
Now we can offer our athletes a more complete training program and they're loving it.
President and CEO of Dynamic Edge Sports Vision Training
Hockey Sports Vision Articles
Bachman has been training his eyes for the last six seasons
Eye-Training with Dallas Stars' Goaltender Richard Bachman
by: Kevin Woodley
InGoal Magazine (4/2/2012)
"I think it's so important. Everyone does dynamic warm ups and loosens up their muscles and for a golie it's huge to get your eyes going and involved in everything and focused and working on tracking," Bachman said. "I developed it into a routine I can rely on, so that come game day I already know exactly what I am going to do and it keeps it simple."
Eye training helps NHL Goalie seek Stanley Cup
by: ALLAN MAKI
Globe and Mail Newspaper (3/6/2006)
Edmonton's usually bland Roli the Goalie has been dazzling throughout the playoffs But what he is cannot be undervalued or underappreciated, because Albert Dwayne Roloson is the consummate professional. He will do almost anything to improve his game, anything from stretching to lifting weights to positive imagery to eye exercises. Yes, eye exercises.
Vision training for athletes evolved from reading therapies developed decades ago to help children
A Little Flabby Around the Eyeballs
by: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
New York Times (2/5/2006)
Vision training for athletes evolved from reading therapies developed decades ago to help children with learning disabilities and people with amblyopia ("lazy eye") concentrate and follow lines of text. Unlike exercises designed to strengthen eye muscles, reading therapy works to improve the eye-brain connection. Sports vision therapy takes it one step further. "It's about eye-hand-foot-body-brain coordination," says Dr. Barry Seiller, an ophthalmologist who is Brett Basanez's vision specialist and the director of the Visual Fitness Institute in Vernon Hills, Ill. "Maybe you foul off the ball a lot, or you have all the technical skills but somehow just can't put it together. You go into slumps. You fail in the clutch. All of that, to us, screams 'visual problems."'