We look for ways to improve our free throw percentage, our batting average, and our start and finish times. We improve those statistics with practice. So, what if there was a way to help athletes to enhance optimal performance in addition to practice? There is, and it’s about brain waves. Based on new awareness of the brain being able to observe how its brain waves are functioning, and based on a series of Neurofeedback sessions to create new pathways, it can be used to help improve concentration and focus. Neurofeedback training is an “exercise for the brain.” Just like exercise strengthens muscles, neurofeedback uses operant conditioning to strengthen certain areas of brain function. Neurofeedback provides an opportunity to enhance athletic performance without the use of performance enhancing drugs.
Neurofeedback can also help with physical balance. Consider the benefits that improved physical balance might have for enhancing athletic performance in gymnastics, basketball, baseball, football, lacrosse, softball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, golf and tennis?
Neurofeedback has been around for over four decades, but this cutting edge technology is now being recognized for the potential to improve concentration and attention, lowering anxiety, and assisting in the rehabilitation of concussions in addition to enhancing athletic performance.