Thinking Outside the Ball Webinar Series

Visual assessment and training advice to help athletes improve their performance and gain a completive edge in these sports that don’t use a ball (skiing, skateboarding, cycling).

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Episode 4 (Sports Vision Research)

Dr. Greg Appelbaum gives an update on the state of sports vision research and the evidence for utility in assessment and training of athletes. In the first part of the webinar, he describes studies in his lab linking visual skills to sports performance, demonstrating that baseline assessments can predict game performance. He then describes his studies testing vision training in college baseball players and the positive benefits to batting performance.  Dr. Appelbaum also  previews upcoming presentations at the ISVA 2024 conference  that do systematic search of the published articles surrounding visual skills, vision training, and sports performance and recommendations for the future.

Episode 3 (World Cup Edition)

With the Soccer World Cup starting this month, ISVA Advisory Board member Alireza Somji, OD provides insight and advice about visual challenges and sports training opportunities for soccer players.  He also spends a few minutes discussing the World Cup.

Episode 2 (Fishing, Motocross & Mountain Biking)

Join ISVA Advisory Board Member Fred Edmunds, OD, FAAO and Walter Potaznick, OD, FAAO for a webinar  in which they highlight some of the dynamic skills, and offer visual assessment and training advice, in two popular sports that don’t use a ball --- Fishing and Motocross & Mountain Biking. Learn how you can help athletes improve their performance and gain a completive edge in these sports.

Episode 1 (Skiiing, Skateboarding, and Cycling)

Join ISVA VP- Education, Jarrod Davies, OD, FCOVD and VP- Membership Jennifer Stewart, OD for this 30-minute webinar  in which they highlight some of the dynamic skills associated with skiing, skateboarding, and cycling so you can help athletes improve their performance and gain a completive edge in these sports that don’t use a ball.