1. Vision Training for Men and Women.
The optic orange and yellow were chosen because of its impact on the brain during training. It’s been proven that for “eye-guided hand movements”, continued visual input adjusts for errors in movement and creates more precise movement. The optic colored balls increase the visual input and improves hand-eye.
Why? The answer comes from the physics of light and optics. More light is reflected by bright colors, resulting in excessive stimulation of the eyes. Our goal is to have the eyes track the ball as best as possible to improve muscle memory.
2. What does it really do and what is Vision Training?
The B-Lax Blast Lacrosse Rebounder is
basically an eye-exercise training device used to elevate concentration on the
ball and improve your natural reactions when catching and throwing. The eyes
control the mind and the body. The fastest way to improve mechanics and
technique is to get players more visual.
As the players’ repetitions
increase, the brain is adjusting and creating stronger and quicker neurological
pathway between the eyes, brain and muscles. Basically, we want to create a
conditioned response by side-stepping the “thought process” and causing a
player to be natural and smooth.
The goal of our lacrosse rebounder is
to create an automatic, solid, conditioned reflex of the muscles that lax player’s
use, which is triggered by a visual stimulus of the retina and is
instantaneously interpreted by the brain as correct.
Background on Vision Training:
Professionals, Olympians and even Nike have
realized the importance of Vision or Sensory Training in sports. Just Google
Sports Vision Training. We’ve all been taught to hit the weight room, run your
line drills, and mentally prepare for the game. Sports, however, starts with vision. Vision is
the ability to process and react to what we see. The eyes fixate upon a target
before the hands are used to engage in a movement. The eye has 6 muscles used
to provide the spatial information for the hands. Why not train these muscles?
many times have you heard a lax coach yell "Keep your eye on the ball”?
Just remember a lax player needs better than 20/20 vision. He/she must utilize the following vision skills:
- Visual Processing - determining where the ball is in space and where it is traveling to in split second time
- Vision Motor Integration - eye-hand reaction speed and accuracy
- Binocular - balancing the use of both eyes
- Visual Tracking - following the ball accurately and smoothly
- Focus efficiency - speed and endurance of maintaining sight
- Peripheral Vision - being aware of the location of other players