Level 1 – Involves players “Observing” and “Orientating” information on one or more posters while being static, meaning not moving. The purpose of level 1 exercises are to help:
- Acclaimed athletes to the use of the OODA Loop posters
- Teach “scanning for objects” when training muscles in the eyes
- Teach players stage 1 – “Observation” and stage 2 – “Orientation” of the OODA Loop. (See below for more details on these stages)
- Improve “Visual field” horizontally between 2 or more posters
- Improve “Visual field” vertically between 2 or more posters
- Improve “Soft” to “Fine” focus vision training
- Improve visual focus over other senses and thinking
- Find letters: A – J, K – T, or K – Z. (There are 2 of each letter A-Y and there are 4 Z) Have athletes find 1 or 2 of the same letters.
- Find shapes: Puzzle, Paw, Diamond, Butterfly, Star or Flower. (There are 9 of each shape and 6 different shapes)
- Find numbers: 1 – 10, 11 – 20, 21 – 30, 31 – 40, 41 – 54. (Athletes can search for any combination of numbers, normally sequentially is best)
- Find volleyball actions: Serving, Spiking, Blocking, Defense, Setting and Passing. (There are 6 volleyball actions and 9 of each)
- Find roman numerals: There are 9 Roman Numerals I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and 6 of each)
- Find icons: Male Sign, Female Sign, Check Mark, Moon, Bull’s-eye, Diamond, Spade, Club or Heart. (There are 18 of each icon and there are 9 different icons)
Example Exercise Videos:
Exercise 1: 1 Poster – Scanning
Exercise 2: 2 Posters – Scanning With Horizontal Peripheral Vision Training
The OODA Loop
The O.O.D.A. Loop is a process we go through hundreds if not thousands of times in a single day. It is a process that defines how we humans react to stimulus. His observations led him to a greater understanding of human reaction time and the coining of the term O.O.D.A. Loop.
Human reaction time is defined as the time elapsing between the onset of a stimulus and the onset of a response to that stimulus. The O.O.D.A. Loop, which stands for Observe, Orient, Decide and Act, is Boyd’s way of explaining how we go through the process of reacting to stimulus. Click Here To Read More!
Observation Relative to the OODA Loop and Volleyball Vision Training Explained
Orientation Relative to the OODA Loop and Volleyball Vision Training Explained