Cognitive-Perceptual Training Services

Cognitive-Perceptual Training

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Better Performance Starts with
Your Brain and Eyes!


“A top-level player must be able to track the flow of a game in order to make important in-game decisions and react effectively to the changing situation. This involves being able to identify multiple moving objects (players) and then track them in order to follow and predict the game as it evolves. It has been shown that the difference between elite and sub-elite players of team sports is minimal in terms of strength and fitness levels, but large in their ability to effectively read a game, process the information, and make effective decisions. For example, it is widely noted that in NHL, Wayne Gretzky was neither the biggest nor fastest player on the ice, but that he excelled at being at the right place at the right time through reading play with supreme effectiveness”.

Cognitive-Perceptual Training and Vision Training for Amateur and Pro Sports

Across amateur and pro sports, Cognitive-Perceptual/Vision training is fast-becoming the latest way to get an edge over the competition.  Most athletes are not aware that there are a lot of drills and exercises that they can do at home and at the competition site to develop and prepare their brain, eyes and body to effectively and efficiently “read” and process the play at faster rates. The visual system plays a vital role in athletic performance.

Cognitive-Perceptual Training

Cognitive-Perceptual Training for the Training of Visual Skills

Zone Performance Psychology improves an athlete’s performance by training visual skills such as:

  • Peripheral Awareness – allows perception of what’s going on at either side of you without turning your head
  • Dynamic Visual Acuity – enables sustained and clear focus on objects when they are moving quickly
  • Depth Perception – provides spatial judgments, such as how far away an object or person is
  • Eye-Hand Coordination – involves the coordinated processing of visual input and motor-skills involved in hand movement
  • Color Vision – the ability to detect different colors and hues to interpret subtle features in the environment
  • Contrast Sensitivity – the ability to distinguish between fine increments of light versus dark

Process Visual-Information Faster

We train athletes to process greater amounts of visual information faster and more accurately so that they make better decisions, and their physical reactions are faster and more accurate, especially when under stress. We use a variety of high-tech tools and techniques to test for specific weaknesses and improve performance. These facilitate training of a wide range of specific visual and neural skillsets to advanced levels.

Cognitive-Perceptual Training
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What are the Benefits of Cognitive-Perceptual Training?

Cognitive-Perceptual Training

Vision is the primary sense used by athletes and may account for 85% to 90% of the sensory processing demands during sports activity. Many sports science studies show that visual function is directly related to athletic performance and our clients often report the following benefits:

  • Expands peripheral awareness.
  • Challenges neuro-cognitive abilities.
  • Improved functional mobility.
  • Academic Improvements.
  • Improved:
    • Mental Decision Making.
    • Hand eye coordination.
    • Reaction times.
    • Concentration under stress and fatigue.
    • Dynamic visual acuity.
    • Visual tracking.
    • Mental stamina (less mental mistakes).
  • Increased speed, accuracy and efficiency to absorb visual information.

Bottom line: Athletes who utilize cognitive-perceptual training will improve their response time during play action and increase their situational awareness, enhancing gameplay anticipation and decision-making time available to choose play options

Neurotracker, Fitlight, Senaptec, Vizual Edge and Reflexion Technologies

Zone Performance has partnered up with Neurotracker, Fitlight, Senaptec, Vizual Edge, and Reflexion to provide a variety of cutting-edge technologies that not only train the eyes but the brain as well. The biggest discovery in the history of neuroscience is neuroplasticity; the brain’s innate ability to adapt to environmental demands through functional reorganization, increasing pathway efficiency and growing new neural networks. In terms of the extreme cognitive demands of sport, neuroplasticity is a major factor in any athlete’s performance potential. In principle the process is similar to how muscles improve to meet performance demands when put under physical stress. However, in the case of the brain, improvements can occur:

Cognitive-Perceptual Training Works for All Sports

Numerous studies have tracked the benefit of Cognitive-Perceptual Training
for athletes from many different sports. Some of the sports that have
shown improvement in performance are Hockey, Table Tennis, Golf, Rugby,
Soccer, and Tennis. For sports with rapid movements, the athletes who have
undergone this type of training have a significant advantage over their

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At Zone Performance, we work with athletes in just about every sport to sharpen their game skills. These include:

  • Hockey
  • Baseball & softball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Football
  • MMA
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Shooting sports like pistol and rifle shooting, archery etc.
  • and much more
Cognitive-Perceptual Training
Cognitive-Perceptual Training

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