Many studies have been carried out on the effects of occlusion goggles on performance in various sports.
Chin Up Goggles have been proven to be an effective skill acquisition practice tool that may result in a positive transfer of skills from the training environment to game situations. Here are some articles about the science behind the goggles:
- Impact of Spatial Occlusion Goggles on the Basketball Crossover Dribble - Abstract Spatial occlusion involves removing specific sources of visual information such as an object, limb or other information from the visuomotor workspace. In the sports context, limiting an athlete’s visual system to sub-optimal conditions during complex motor skills such as the basketball dribble may be detrimental to performance. However, when normal visual conditions are returned… Continue Reading
- Impact on Controlling and Passing a Football - ABSTRACT Introduction: The current study analysed the impact of spatial occlusion training on control and pass accuracy in football. Occlusion was achieved using goggles that removed the sight of the lower limbs and football as it was projected towards the participants. Methods: Fifteen skilled male football players were randomly assigned to one of three groups;… Continue Reading
- Impact of a Spatial Occlusion Training Intervention on Pass Accuracy - ABSTRACT Introduction: The ability to successfully complete a pass in football can positively impact the result of the game. While previous work has identified the importance of perceptual behaviours before and during passing action, there is a paucity of research analysing the impact of training interventions on pass performance. Methods: A tri-phasic approach was employed… Continue Reading
- Science behind Chin Up Goggles Phase 2 - Introduction and Background Visual Occlusion is the process of limiting the vision of an object, limb or critical information source from the visuomotor workspace. Visual occlusion can be used in sport as a training tool to improve an athlete’s skill level. Previous research conducted using CU Sports occlusion goggles in basketball showed a significant improvement… Continue Reading
- Science behind Chin Up Goggles Phase 1 - Research Methods. 15 male basketball players with a minimum of 10 years playing experience were selected as participants. Each was assigned to one of three groups (occlusion, practice, control). Each group completed a pre, post, retention and transfer test. They were required to perform 10 trials of a dribble sequence (dribble, dribble, crossover) which totalled… Continue Reading