Episode 234: Ryan Harrison - vision training to enhance performance

This episodes guest is Ryan Harrison from Slow the game down.

Ryan Harrison, has a degree in Exercise Physiology from University of California at Davis. Ryan has worked with Dr. Harrison on improving athlete’s visual performance on the field since 1999.   Through the years he has worked hundreds of baseball stars including position players,; Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Sean Casey, Jose Guillen, Jonny Gomes, Adam Dunn, Angel Pagan, Giancarlo Stanton and Hunter Pence in the 2000’s, and  Rajai Davis, Hunter Pence, Joe Panik, Matt Duffy, Conor Gillaspie, Ryan Goins, Kevin Pillar and Trevor Brown in recent years. He currently working 2012, 2010 and 2014 World Champions San Francisco Giants.  He previously has worked with the Toronto Blue Jays 2011-2015 and Philadelphia Phillies 2009-2012 as well as 9 other Professional Baseball Organizations over the last 14 years.


Collegiately he has worked with the 2016 NCAA Champions Coastal Carolina, the 2012 NCAA Champions Arizona Wildcats,  the 2013 NCAA Champions UCLA Bruins, as well as Oregon State, Wichita State, Kentucky, and Long Beach State.  Ryan has worked with many Collegiate Softball programs, individual athletes in various sports such as MMA, Motocross, NHL, NFL, WTA, AVP, PGA.   Following his work with top professional and amateur athletes, he conceived the idea of training necessary performance skills with digital technology. The STGD Athlete APP and SportsEyesite™ software is a result of his goal to develop training products so that everyone could benefit at a fraction of the cost of having this training and without the need to go to a specialty clinic.


On this episode Ryan and I discuss:

  • Ryan's background
  • I ask Ryan - what does he do to enhance visual performance?
  • I ask Ryan if there are easy-do visual tests that coaches could implement with their athletes?
  • I ask Ryan about his influences
  • I ask Ryan about common mistakes his see's when it comes to vision training
  • I ask Ryan if he see's common trends in vision development between different sports and between male and female athletes
  • I ask Ryan does he work with athletes online?
  • Ryan shares with you his biggest life lessons
  • I ask Ryan for his top resource for life and performance
  • Ryan shares with us - his top and current reading recommendations
  • I ask Ryan, if he only had 1 year left on planet earth, how would he send that year and why?
  • I ask Ryan, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?


This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,



Show Notes:

Website -  slowthegamedown.com

Website - neurodynamicvision.org

Twitter - @SlowTheGameDown

Instagram - slowthegamedown


Podcasts Mentioned:

Strong Mind Podcast - Episode 20 - You can't think and see at the same time - Vision Training with Ryan Harrison

Books Mentioned:

Extreme Ownership


People and Resources Mentioned:

Dr. Bill Harrison

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