“Players can’t see when they’re thinking’’ and “distractions hurt vision” are the reasons why Harrison says coaches should have their players think as little as possible during games.
Ryan Harrison says, “coaches need to understand that when you give a player too much instruction while hitting, it clutters the mind, and [players] have trouble picking up the ball.”
He says “This is the same reason that players see the ball so well, sometimes the best, when they have the take sign, because they don’t think when the ball is coming.’’
Vision depends on the person, but despite the common misperception, Harrison says the “dominant eye is not a big factor and is way overplayed.”
He goes on to say that “it is more important to have both eyes equal, because at higher levels, depth perception becomes so important, and if the eyes aren’t equal, depth perception becomes off.”
Harrison explains further: “the reason players get jammed is because the vision is off and they don’t pick up the ball quickly and accurate enough.”
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