Vision Training For Volleyball

Volleyball is a fast-paced sport which relies heavily on teamwork. There are many vision skills which are particularly useful for volleyball players, and improving them can help volleyball players take their game to the next level. 

Vision Training For Volleyball in Chattanooga

Sports vision training is customized training that gives athletes a major edge against the competition by improving the specific visual skills needed for the position and sport that they play.

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Core Visual Skills

While there are a number of vision skills that are important for volleyball players, some are more crucial to performance than others.

Core vision skills for volleyball players include:

  • Depth Perception: In volleyball, a lot depends on the angle in which a player hits the ball over the net. Additionally, a player needs to be able to quickly determine the best way to get to the ball before it hits the ground on their side. Improving depth perception will give players better ability to do both of these vital tasks more effectively.
  • Eye Tracking: During a volleyball game, the ball is constantly in motion, as are the players. Improving eye tracking, the ability to quickly and accurately follow the motion of an object, can give players a crucial edge over their opponents.
  • Hand-Eye Coordination: As with many sports, hand-eye coordination is a crucial skill for players in many sports. In volleyball, since you have to hit a ball which is in motion, superior hand-eye coordination is essential for those competing at high levels.
  • Peripheral Awareness: In volleyball, a lot relies on knowing where your teammates are, so you can coordinate on how to keep the ball in the air, and get it back over the net. Improving your peripheral vision provides increased ability to keep track of them while keeping your eye on the ball.

 

Secondary Visual Skills

Secondary visual skills for volleyball players aren’t necessarily any less important than core visual skills, though they are not quite as central to what is needed for a volleyball player to be successful.

  • Dynamic Visual Acuity: Dynamic visual acuity is the ability to see objects clearly while they are in motion. In volleyball, where players are often in motion as they track the ball, improving this skill can provide increased ability to effectively make it to the ball for a great save or hit.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is the vision skill which allows the eyes to quickly change focus between near and far objects. In volleyball, where the ball can suddenly move from the opposing side of the court to your side, improving this skill can provide extra crucial moments in which to react to the flow of the game.
Secondary Visual Skills
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Dr. McBryar runs a specialty optometry practice, Amplify EyeCare Chattanooga, located in Hixson, Tennessee. Dr. McBryar specializes in the fields of developmental optometry, working with children and special needs to realize their full potential. 

She has many achievements in her field:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO)
  • Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
  • Candidate for Fellowship in the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

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  • Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

    Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.


    Amanda T.

  • Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

    Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.


    Alexa H.

  • Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.

    He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.

    It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.

    Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John  are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!


    Charlotte M.

  • Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.

    Thank you!


    Olivia C.

  • Seems much less frustrated with life

    Reads non-stop and fast

    Spelling abilities have been hugely improved

    Seems much more confident

    Thank You!!!


    Kelly O.

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