Vizual Edge, a leading research and development company focusing on visual performance training for athletes, has announced a strategic partnership with the Arizona Interscholastic Association, the governing body for high school sports in the state of Arizona, to become the official vision training tool of the AIA. With a joint commitment to positively impact the lives of student-athletes, Vizual Edge and the AIAwill offer all student-athletes the opportunity to improve their visual processing skills.
“The association is all for helping its student-athletes become the best,” said AIA Executive Director David Hines. “Vizual Edge provides a great tool for our student-athletes to develop the necessary skills to compete at a high standard and become great ambassadors of athletic prowess in the future.”
Utilizing technology previously reserved for professional athletes, Vizual Edge created the Edge Trainer. The computer-based training module combines 3D technology with decades of advanced clinical research in sports vision to sharpen neural pathways between the eyes and brain. Delivering a series of training sessions designed to improve the speed, coordination, and efficiency of an individual’s eye movements, users of the Edge Trainer enjoy improved timing, balance, hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and decision making.
“Partnering with the AIA gives us an incredible opportunity to work with athletes who are proactive in taking their performance to the next level,” said Ryan Warkins, CEO of Vizual Edge. “With 80% of sensory information coming from the visual system, vision training is crucial for success across all athletics. We’re excited to partner with the AIA and provide student-athletes with a tool that could really boost their performance in the classroom and on the athletic fields.”
ABOUT THE ARIZONA INTERSCHOLASTIC ASSOCIATION (AIA): The AIA is a voluntary association of public and private Arizona high schools. Since 1913, the organization has created and sustained interscholastic activities that encourage maximum student participation by providing AIA member schools with an even playing field to ensure fair and equitable competition. The AIA believes that providing interscholastic activities for Arizona high school students creates personal development opportunities with a balanced focus on academics and extracurricular activities. Through its Arizona member schools, the AIA reaches more than 110,000 participants in high school activity programs. The organization hosts 5,000 championship contests and maintains officiating for more than 45,000 regular-season games. For more information, visit www.aiaonline.org and www.azpreps365.com.
ABOUT VIZUAL EDGE: Vizual Edge is a market leader in visual performance assessment and training using its web-based platform, the Edge Trainer. Over the past 15 years, the Vizual Edge team has designed and implemented visual performance programs for Olympic, Professional, and Collegiate teams, as well as individuals across all levels of athletics. The Edge Trainer was developed to train and enhance an individual’s core six visual skills, which has been proven to give athletes a competitive advantage through heightened overall vision. For more information on Vizual Edge or for the latest news and event announcements, please visit https://vizualedge.com or @VizualEdge on Twitter.