How vision training won the national championship for Alabama

If you’re a fan of good football, and not a Georgia Bulldog fan, Monday night’s BCS college national championship game between Alabama and Georgia was awesome and the game winning play had a HUGE takeaway lesson for shooters.

The game ended in a tie in regulation and went into overtime.

Georgia scored a field goal.

Alabama got the ball and had 4 downs to score a touchdown to win.

Alabama’s quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, a freshman who hadn’t started a game and got put in in the 2nd half…got sacked for a big loss on the first play.

On the 2nd down, he dropped back to pass, looked to his receiver on the right side of the field to pull the safety that way, and then there was 0.85 seconds of magic that won the game for Alabama.

What happened?

Well, I’m going to show you the play, but I want you to pay particular attention to how quickly Tua turned his head from right to left and released the ball…hitting his receiver on the run 45 yards down field.  Watch it in HD if you can.

I couldn’t believe how fast he made the transition, so I went frame by frame through the play.
Here’s what happened…
0.00 seconds Tua is looking to the right to fake the safety
0.01 seconds, Tua starts turning his head to the left
0.03 seconds, Tua fixates his head to the left
0.09 seconds, Tua commits and sets his front foot to throw
0.81 seconds, Tua has cocked his arm back and begins forward motion with the ball
0.85 seconds, Tua releases the ball and throws a PERFECT 45 yard pass between 2 defenders to a sprinting receiver, Devonta Smith for a touchdown and the national championship.

That, my friends, is not normal.

After doing video shooting analyses with hundreds of shooters, it’s pretty normal for it to take half a second to a full second to shift focus from one object to another and get it in clear enough focus to make a precision shot with no stress.

Tua did it in roughly .09 seconds in the final seconds of a championship football game with a 250+ pound rusher closing the distance from only a few feet away after just getting sacked the play before.

Tua was fast, but you know how you’re supposed to get tunnel vision in high stress situations?

Yeah…not so much.

This is going to step on some toes, but that’s normally a sign of someone who’s untrained. With proper tactical vision training and stress training, it’s relatively straight forward to retain peripheral vision in high stress situations, like Tua demonstrated.

It’s not normal for people to be able to shift focus and make decisions on visual input that quickly…but it’s possible and an incredibly valuable skill to have, not only in sports, but in life or death shooting situations.

So, how did Tua do it?

Well, a few years ago, Coach Saban saw the huge potential in vision training and built a vision training facility for his team. The same team that has earned the BCS championship 4 out of the last 6 years.

Yes…vision training is THAT important.

In this case, Tua’s ability to quickly shift focus, process visual information, and take action won Alabama the National Championship in .85 seconds.

How does this apply to you?

Well, vision is a skill. And it happens to be a skill that can give you big rewards with very little effort and HUGE rewards if you take it seriously.

With a few minutes per day of vision training, done while you’re going about your life, you can have wider peripheral awareness and peripheral vision. You can shift focus quicker, process visual input quicker. You can observe and identify threats and opportunities earlier and more accurately.

And, since 80% of sensory input comes from your eyes, improving their performance will increase your overall quality of life.

In a tactical situation, tactical vision training can get you an edge over a younger, faster, stronger attacker. It can help you avoid threats and respond to the ones you can’t avoid quicker.

And that’s why I want to encourage you to check out my Tactical Vision Training course. It’s one of the quickest and highest leverage things you can do to improve not only your speed and accuracy with a pistol, but almost every area of your life that’s impacted by vision.  Vision training had a dramatic impact for Tua…a college freshman, but the impact oftentimes gets greater the older and more compromised your vision is.

Look, you may not be a Division 1 or pro athlete.  You may not be a pro shooter or a Tier I operator, but you can still use the same training methods that are separating the best in the world from the rest of the best and get quick, DRAMATIC results.

Learn more about Tactical Vision Training now by clicking >HERE<

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