- Shooting Accuracy
- Court Awareness
- Play Recognition
Improves a player’s ability to locate teammates and receive passes while navigating the ever-changing defense.
Enhances a player’s ability to operate in space as well as to focus from long distances for shooting accuracy.
Impacts a player’s ability to judge in-game distances and operate in congested areas of offensive and defensive players.
With proper alignment players are able to focus on the play – enabling increased accuracy in shooting and finding teammates.
Improves a player’s ability to remember and recall an opponent’s offensive and defensive structures and movements.
Allows players to monitor both teammates’ and opponents’ positions and anticipate their movements to create or disrupt the play.
Many people think of vision as something that naturally gets weaker with age. On the contrary, it is actually an attribute that can be strengthened and developed – much like any other weakness that can be honed through training.
Point guards require the most visually diverse skillset on the court. Maintaining a strong and balanced set of skills will enable them to properly set up and navigate the offense by scoring proficiently and getting their teammates involved. Point guards are tasked with reading defenses via proper recognition, convergence, and divergence. Hitting players on the move with excellent tracking skills and locating the shooter’s pocket for their teammates all while moving at high speeds will accelerate the team’s offensive efficiency.
Wings are the most dynamic position on the court. They’re required to mix it up on the inside and outside – which requires a dynamic set of visual skills. Having strong divergence and convergence ability enables the player to seamlessly shift from analyzing the perimeter to turning and locating the ball on the rim for a rebound. The ability to stretch the floor and locate the rim to shoot efficiently from the outside requires high levels of divergence. Recognition enables wings to navigate ball screens as either the ballhandler, screener or defender.
Team defense is often anchored by the big man in the middle. In order to be that foundational element of team defense, bigs must be able to recognize and process visual information and communicate commands to their team. By possessing stong recognition and tracking skills, bigs are able to effectively locate offensive players attacking the rim despite complex pick-and-roll strategies. With proper alignment and convergence, a big can post with their back to the basket and quickly turn to locate the rim via spatial awareness.
If you have reduced eyesight, the rest will be compromised…Once you’ve established that someone has good eyesight, the rest of the visual system becomes more important.