Elite athletes see better than average athletes. Vision doesn’t have just one component, but has several measurable parts. Their definitions are discussed in detail in my book, See To Play: The Eyes of Elite Athletes.
Torry Holt is one of the elite athletes I evaluated and allowed me to write about him. His acuity is better than average as well as his detailed vision zone, extreme vision zone, focusing, his eye movement and his mind’s eye preparation.
Last week, he gave me a blurb to help promote my message on vision and help athletes see to play to their genetic potential.
Athletes with average vision have a lower chance of making it to the professional or highest level. As a matter of fact, those who need glasses or contacts seem to only have about a 25% chance to make it. The weaker eyes get weeded out because of many factors discussed in my book.
My aunt just watched the movie “Moneyball” and we were talking about it. I explained to her that See To Play was very similar to “Moneyball” in that comparison of visual traits can predict which athletes will become better….or even the best. See To Play, a.k.a “The Vision Moneyball”!
Torry’s elite stats:
· Drafted 6th overall in 1999 by St. Louis Rams
· Superbowl XXXIV Champion
· Part of the “Greatest Show on Turf” (Rams offense that scored
over 500 points 3 seasons in a row.)
· 7 pro-bowls
Welcome to my blog! I hope this helps you learn a little more about me and also keeps you up to date on my fun world of sports vision.