Guide to NeuroSport Training
WHAT IS NEUROSPORT TRAINING?
NeuroSport training, also called neurocognitive training or sports vision, is training to improve sports performance through improving sensory processing and integration of mainly visual information.
While most athletes physically train their bodies, most athletes neglect this important aspect of training.
NeuroSport enhancement gives athletes of all sports and abilities an "edge" in their performance.
HOW DOES THIS TRAINING WORK?
Vision is not just 20/20. There are so many skills and abilities that are critical in sports that go beyond being able to see the smallest letters on a chart.
Dynamic Visual Acuity
Accommodation / Vergence
Eye Movements (Fixation, Pursuit, Saccades)
Speed and Span of Recognition
Using the information from vision, athletes need to efficiently process and integrate it to make quick and accurate decisions. The skills involved in this stage are:
Multiple Object Tracking
We use vision to direct movement to accurately execute a technique or play. Visuomotor integration (eyes and body working together) is critical in sports. These skills include:
Visuomotor reaction time
Go / No-go
80% OF SENSORY INPUT IN SPORTS COMES FROM THE EYES
HOW DO WE ASSESS THESE SKILLS?
We gain a complete NeuroSport assessment by utilizing the latest and most high-tech equipment. We use a combination of the RightEye vision assessment, Senaptec Sensory Assessment, Neurotracker, and BlazePods to gain a complete visual and neuro-cognitive profile for the athlete.
Using the data from the assessment, we create a personalized, sports-specific program to improve all of the measures taken, with specific attention to insufficient areas.
HOW WILL THIS HELP IN MY SPORT?
Visual and neuro-cognitive skills are critical in every sport. By training the most critical sports-specific skills, we can help enhance performance in your sport.
Our training follows the hierarchy of visual and neuro-cognitive training, starting first by remediating visual insufficiencies, then enhancing the visual skills critical to your sport. Then, we train to enhance the processing of visual information and the use of that information for action. Lastly, we train the cognitive functions critical for decision making in sport.
Throughout this process, we use progressive overload in the form of modifying sensory input, adding distractors, or adding other tasks to continually increase the difficulty of the training.
The goal of this training is to "slow" the game down by making you quicker at processing the information around you, helping you see the game better.