In this post we would like to cite a few studies regarding vision training:
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of three different approaches to improving sports performance through improvements in “sports vision:” (1) a Visual Skills Training programme, (2) traditional vision coaching sessions, and (3) a multi-disciplinary approach identified as sports vision dynamics. Seventy women (ages of 19-24) were matched on the basis of their netball passing skills and their performance on visual skills tests, in order to form four groups of similar abilities. The intervention programmes were conducted in 30-minute sessions, twice a week for five consecutive weeks. Group 1 received vision dynamics; Group 2 received vision coaching; Group 3 received visual skills training; and Group 4 was the control group. All three groups receiving vision enhancement interventions achieved a significant increase in their netball passing speed. Subjects receiving vision dynamics and visual skills training also achieved a significant increase in their passing accuracy. The percentage of improvement in both speed and accuracy gains indicated that the vision dynamics programme produced much greater gains than either of the other two treatment programmes. These results indicate that sports vision dynamics appear to be the most effective approach to helping players maximise their use of vision during sport performance.
Four weeks of normal training in elite hockey players produced improvement in three of 22 skill tests. A standard visual-skills program on top of normal training improved performance of nine of the 22 tests, and when visual “awareness” coaching was also added, performance improved in 16 tests.
The role of visual skills and its impact on skill performance of cricket players.
The aim of this study was to determine the role and the impact of a visual skills training programme on the skills performance of cricket players, and whether visual training programmes are beneficial to competitive sports performance. Highly skilled cricket players (n=13) who were actively participating at a provincial level of competition, served as participants.
Data revealed that the visual skills programme had a significant influence on most of the tested variables (ball handling skills, co-ordination, visual awareness, eye tracking skills, accuracy, peripheral awareness, pro-action – reaction skills and
It can thus be concluded that there was an increase in most of the variables tested (ball handling skills, co-ordination, visual awareness, eye tracking skills, accuracy, peripheral awareness, pro-action – reaction skills and visual concentration). Visual skills training, utilizing the conditions in this investigation, can result in an increase in the players’ visual fields. Visual skills training programmes can be beneficial to competitive sports performance.
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