vision / brain / reflex training

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"IT IS SIMPLE ....VISION TRAINING MAKES GOALIES BETTER"

Michael Hutchinson, Toronto Maple Leafs

McGuire Goaltending & Honsberger Physio+ have partnered

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Partnership

McGuire Goaltending and Honsberger Physio will be working together out of our new facility in Vaughan.  


Honsberger has been one of the most successful vision training centres in the country over the past 10 years and has worked  with athletes of all ages and levels.


McGuire Hockey's Staff have been trained by Honsberger Vision Training Professionals.  


This relationship also allows us to refer clients who need physio, rehabilitation or massage to one of the two Honsberger locations (Markham & Aurora)  

YOUR FIRST 30 MINUTE VISION TRAINING SESSION IS FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON

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BETWEEN NOW AND APRIL 15TH YOUR FIRST 30 MINUTE VISION TRAINING SESSION IS FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON

Vision + Brain Training

Improvements in Athletics

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  • Ability to see and react faster to passes and shots. 
  • Greater ability to see plays developing. Recognize, distinguish and track more players on the ice, field or court. 
  • Create higher save percentage, higher batting average, stronger forehand and backhand reaction time (tennis), effective puck handling and dribbling, quicker reaction to rebounds. 
  • Maintain focus throughout an entire game or match. 
  • Maintain focus at the end of a game/match, or in a high stress situation like the last few minutes, overtime, or the championship game. 

Improvements in Academics

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Sessions include multitasking with numbers, words, and movements, for example, calling out numbers on the D2 screen, while simultaneously hitting targets.  This will develop the athlete’s ability to focus and learn at the same time.


 In other words, you can’t learn if you’re not focused. 


You will also see improved scores on tests through efficient and effective decision making, cognitive processing (the gathering of information and using it effectively), increased memory and concentration.

HOW DOES VISION TRAINING HELP GOALIES?

IMPROVED PUCK TRACKING

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IN ONLY 30 MINUTES TWICE A WEEK YOU WILL SEE QUICK & DRASTIC IMPROVEMENTS IN A GOALTENDERS ABILITY TO TRACK THE PUCK.


Goaltending involves a number of both physical and mental skills that must work together. 


Goaltenders who train with dynavision track pucks better, have the ability to read the play more consistently, react to rebounds faster, have improved focus, increase their field of vision and perform better under stress.

HAND-EYE COORDINATION

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HAND EYE COORDINATION is the ability of the vision system to coordinate information to direct, control, and guide the hands to accomplish a task. 


As a goalies’ hand-eye coordination improves so will the number of saves. The goalie will be able to catch more pucks and steer pucks more precisely into the corner.


  • Improved speed and span of recognition
  • Improved anticipation and visual reaction


MENTAL ENDURANCE

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Mental Endurance: Dynavision trains a goalies brain to focus and maintain focus over time. 


This allows a goalie to maintain focus throughout the game and in high stress situations. It also helps improve decision making under stress and concentration under fatigue that occurs during a game.

PERIPHERAL AWARENESS

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Peripheral Awareness: is the ability to see actions or objects that are not in your direct line of vision, but instead take place on the sides of your vision. 


By improving a goalies peripheral awareness they will be able to read plays more precisely while maintaining visual contact with the puck. 

COGNITIVE PROCESSING

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Cognitive Processing: is the ability to take in and use any information like sights and sounds. 


The quicker a goalie is able to read and react to a play the quicker and more precisely they to get into position. 

VISUAL REACTION TIME

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Visual Reaction Time: is the time required to respond to visual stimuli. 


The quicker a goalie is able to pick up the puck, the hand of the opponents stick, the location of the stick etc. the quicker they will react. 

DYNAVISION D2 MACHINE

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Dynavision is the leading visual motor and neuro-cognitive rehabilitation and sports training device used by


  • Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists 
  • Neurologists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Coaches
  • Tactical Professionals
  • Teachers & Professors


Our Dynavision Machine has been used successfully for people with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, ADD/ADHD & Traumatic brain injuries.

NOT JUST FOR GOALIES

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There are tremendous benefits for players also - both on and off the ice.


  • Expands peripheral awareness
  • Challenges neuro-cognitive abilities
  • Improves functional mobility
  • Improved Mental Decision Making
  • Improved hand eye coordination
  • Improved reaction times
  • Increased speed, accuracy and efficiency to absorb visual information
  • Improved concentration under stress and fatigue
  • Improved dynamic visual acuity
  • Improved visual tracking
  • Improved mental stamina (less mental mistakes)


PROGRESS TRACKING

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All Performance data and progress is tracked with objective quantitative data reporting that measures:


  • Target hit rate and reaction time scores
  • Graphs and charts for each quadrant and ring
  • Text reports for print and PDF export

ALL ATHLETES WELCOME

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WE ARE HAPPY TO ACCOMODATE ALL ATHLETES REGARDLES OF THE SPORT YOU PLAY.


  • BASEBALL
  • FOOTBALL
  • TENNIS
  • BASKETBALL

CONCUSSION BASELINE TESTING & Concussion Recovery Programs

INDIVIDUALS, TEAMS, ASSOCIATIONS

Using our new Dynavision D2 we are able to create a "healthy brain" baseline for - 


  • Individuals
  • Teams
  • Entire Organizations


We can effectively measure reaction time, memory, concentration and processing skills


Concussion Recovery Programs


Baseline concussion testing to help return to play protocol


Prevent and rehabilitate from concussions


If at any time during the season an athlete is concerned that they may have suffered a concussion they can come back and redo their baseline test and compare results.


Please add HST to all prices
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AMANDA MAKELA, DIRECTOR OF FEMALE GOALIE DEVELOPMENT & VISION TRAINING & STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Mercyhurst University, NCAA D1
  • Specializing in Strength and Conditioning and program design
  • 4 year Athletic Honour roll in (3.0 or higher)
  • Currently in her 4th season of professional hockey (NWHL, CWHL)
  • Playing for the Toronto Furies
  • Played in the inaugural season of the NWHL with the Buffalo Beauts 2015-2016
  • Won a Clarkson Cup with Les Canadiennes de Montreal 2016-17
  • Played 4 years at Mercyhurst University Division 1 Program NCAA
  • Tied Mercyhurst’s single season Shutout record 
  • Broke a Mercyhurst single season saves record with 781 saves, a mark held for 12 years by Lakers Hall of Fame goalie, Desi Clark
  • 2015 CHA Goaltender of the year
  • Won a silver medal at the 2010 U18 World Championships with Team Canada in Sweden
  • Won a silver medal With Team Ontario at the 2011 Canada winter games in Halifax
  • Won 2010 Provincial and Esso cup Midget National Championship with the Thunder Bay Queens
  • Instructor with McGuire Goaltending since 2010
  • Training with McGuire Goaltending since 2010
  • McGuire Goaltending Elite Goaltender Development Program

All Vision Training is AT MCGUIRE HOCKEY ACADEMY IN VAUGHAN AND by appointment only

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MONDAY - FRIDAY

Appointments are available daily from 7:00am - 9:30pm

SATURDAY

Appointments are available daily from 7:00am - 4:00pm

SUNDAY

Appointments are available daily from 7:00am - 4:00pm

REGISTRATION INFO

EMAIL INFO@MCGUIREGOALTENDING.COM OR FILL IN THE FORM BELOW TO BOOK YOUR TIME

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MCGUIRE HOCKEY ACADEMY

261 MILLWAY AVE, UNIT 16, VAUGHAN, ON.

(416) 661-2828