As a coach, I strongly believe that all athletes should strive to improve their hand-eye coordination. Unfortunately, very few take the time to challenge their coordination with new or different drills. It is much more common for athletes to seek improvements in other physical qualities such as strength and power. As I’ve said before, we currently live in what could be described as the strength and conditioning era. Never before has so much time been directed towards improving an athlete’s strength, power, and endurance.
Yet, while it’s certainly useful to become stronger and more enduring, a more coordinated athlete can better apply these physical attributes. An athlete who lacks coordination will always be limited. With that in mind, it only makes sense to actively work to improve hand-eye coordination. Don’t just take my word for it though. In the videos that follow, you will see three world class athletes who make a point to challenge and enhance their hand-eye coordination.