www.prepbaseballreport.com • Press Release – updated: Mar 10, 2020
Prep Baseball Report and Vizual Edge, a leader in vision training, announced a partnership today that makes Vizual Edge the Official Vision Evaluation and Training Technology of Prep Baseball Report.
The organizations worked together to demonstrate the value of Vizual Edge training at PBR’s Super 60 showcase in February, when players took a comprehensive visual skills evaluation. Both companies are committed to elevating the performance of amateur players, and this adds to Prep Baseball Reports array of technology advancements for its events.
“This partnership is a great value to all the players coming to Prep Baseball Report events,” said Prep Baseball Report President Sean Duncan. “The old baseball mantra of ‘see ball, hit ball’ is easier said than done. Vizual Edge gives players the data they need to see where their vision is and how they can improve it.”
Vizual Edge’s vision assessment and training are used at the highest levels of baseball. Each Vizual Edge test results in an Edge Score, which assesses six key visual skills and provides athletes, parents, coaches and scouts a benchmark number for overall visual ability. Prep Baseball Report will add the Edge Score to PBR Player Profiles and create leaderboards for different levels of play, so participants can measure their visual skills and compare them to their peers.
Utilizing technology previously reserved for professional athletes, Vizual Edge created the Edge Trainer. The computer-based training module combines 3D technology with decades of clinical research in sports vision to sharpen neural pathways between the eyes and brain. With a series of training sessions designed to improve the speed, coordination and efficiency of eye movements, the Edge Trainer helps players improve their timing, balance, hand-eye coordination, reaction time and decision making.
“Partnering with Prep Baseball Report gives us an incredible opportunity to provide cost-effective vision training for athletes who want to elevate their game,” said Brian Kopp, Executive Chairman of Vizual Edge. “Vision training in any sport is imperative, but particularly in baseball where reaction time and hand-eye coordination are crucial. By adding the Edge Score to PBR Player Profiles, we envision Vizual Edge becoming a standard part of scouting reports to gauge visual processing skills.”
ABOUT VIZUAL EDGE: Vizual Edge is a market leader in visual performance assessment and training using its web-based platform, the Edge Trainer. Over the past 15 years, the Vizual Edge team has designed and implemented visual performance programs for Olympic, Professional, and Collegiate teams, as well as individuals across all levels of athletics. The Edge Trainer was developed to train and enhance an individual’s core six visual skills, which has been proven to give athletes a competitive advantage through heightened overall vision. For more information on Vizual Edge or for the latest news and event announcements, please visit vizualedge.com or find @VizualEdge on Twitter.
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