Stroboscopic training is a style of training that can help enhance sensory skills.
The VIMA REVs incorporate stroboscopic lenses to improve sensory and sensory-motor skills. It does this by taking away varying amounts of visual information, forcing an athlete to be more efficient with the limited, decision-making information that he or she is provided. This powerful tool forces an athlete to, “keep their eyes on the ball” and ultimately, “slows the game down.”
REVs can be integrated into traditional training drills. The strategy is to first do a drill with the REVs in a continuous open (clear) state, followed by the same drill with the REVs flickering at increasing levels of difficulty. Lastly, repeat the drill with the REVs in the open (clear) state so the athlete can fully appreciate the training effect.
The REVs can be implemented into existing catching, batting, pitching, or defensive drills and into agility, balance, reaction and coordination exercises. Performing drills with REVs should be challenging, but not frustrating. The trainer or coach should increase the difficulty when the athlete has mastered a particular skill level. If the athlete becomes frustrated, the difficulty should be decreased to allow the athlete to achieve some success while still providing a challenge.