Dynavision Sports

Jun 29

Dynavision Sports Hires Dan Sellers, National Business Development Specialist

Dynavision Sports has hired Dan Sellers as a national business development specialist. Effective immediately, Dan’s job is to accelerate the integration of Dynavision technology throughout professional, collegiate and youth athletic programs across the country.  

Dan Sellers attended the University of Cincinnati on an athletic scholarship, going on to play six years of professional football with multiple CFL teams and the NFL New York Jets. He also has more than a decade and a half of experience in the corporate business development field, working for companies like Panasonic and Multivista.  In 2005, he started his own company, Diversified Facility Solutions LLC, where he continues to provide an array of services to clients including Wells Fargo, Frito Lay, Macy’s Department Stores and more.  Dan was even invited to the White house by President Bush in 2003 to participate in the first meeting of the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership.

Dan says that while he’s done well in his career, he’s looking forward to getting back to his athletic roots in his new role, and merging his passions for sports and business at Dynavision.

For more than 20 years, Dynavision has developed training and evaluation devices to improve performance and rehabilitation for athletes everywhere. Dynavision recently released two state-of-the-art training systems – the I-SPAN and the D2 – both of which Dan will be responsible for selling. The I-SPAN provides scoring capabilities for agility, explosive reaction time, speed and other forms of movement, while the D2 tracks and improves reaction time, peripheral awareness, hand-eye coordination, and other visual-motor skills.

“Dan understands the value of our devices throughout the athletic realm,” Mark Hallis, CMO of Dynavision Sports said. “His background as an accomplished athlete and business professional makes him the ideal person to perpetuate the growth of Dynavision. We are lucky to have him on board.”

Dynavision technology can be found at Gatorade Sport Science Institute, IMG Performance Institute, University of Cincinnati, Baylor University, University of Central Florida, WestPoint, Air Force Academy, NASCAR Racer Kasey Kahne’s facility and countless other athletic programs across the nation.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dynavisiond2.com/index.php

Jun 24

Dynavision’s I-SPAN Technology Tests Players as They Prepare for the NBA Draft

NBA prospects Brandon Knight and twins Markieff and Marcus Morris were recently featured on episodes of ESPN: Sport Science, highlighting their mental and physical agility as they gear up for the draft. The segments were centered around Dynavision Sports’ I-SPAN training technology, which measures players’ visuo-motor and movement skills under varying conditions.

“As a point guard, you have to be able to think a couple of plays ahead, know where the play needs to go, react and stay in front,” Knight said during his test.

The I-SPAN is designed to accommodate those athletic needs.

The device consists of a central computer and eight stations that glow in random succession. The light indicates where the athlete is to go next, and then the user must wave his/her hand over each light as it is signaled. The technology tracks, measures, and improves all forms of movement, including acceleration, speed, agility, explosive reactions, and more.

Knight, who is known well for his mental game and quick thinking, was given a customized workout to test his cognitive and physical skills. He received baseline reaction scores on his first run on the I-SPAN, and was then tested again while simultaneously answering trivia questions. With this added mental pressure, Brandon’s reaction time slowed by .04 seconds.

In a separate episode, the I-SPAN recorded Markieff’s average reaction time as less than six-tenths of a second, which compares well to other NBA draft prospects, including his twin brother.

 “The mental and physical reaction times of these players are imperative to their journey in the NBA, and continued use on the I-SPAN could make these great athletes phenomenal,” Mark Hallis, CMO of Dynavision Sports said. “The device can be used in almost any situation: horizontally as floor exercises or vertically with the lamp mounted on a multi-adjustable frame. The test is fun, yet challenging and ever-changing, just like the sport of basketball.”

The ESPN Sport Science segments can be viewed here:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6664287

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6687060

For more information about Dynavision, please visit: http://www.dynavisiond2.com/index.php

May 17

Dynavision D2 Reaction Trainer Featured on ESPN Sport Science NASCAR Segment -

Los Angeles – Tuesday, May 17, 2011 – Dynavision Sports’ D2 technology was featured this weekend on ESPN Sport Science. The device was used to test NASCAR driver Carl Edwards’ reaction time in varying conditions. 

The D2 contains a sphere of buttons that light up in random succession and is designed to measure, track and improve reaction time, peripheral awareness, hand-eye coordination and other visual-motor skills. During the Sport Science segment, Edwards had to call out random flashing numbers and track lights, all while being blasted by noises.

“That’s the kind of environment that we race in,” Edwards said during the segment. “There is a lot of noise; you are focusing on different things. You are having to verbalize something a lot of times about the car. So that’s actually a really good test.”

Other racers who have used the technology include NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne; NHRA 2010 Top Fuel Champion Larry Dixon; and several seasoned and rookie motor sports athletes who train regularly on the D2 and I-SPAN at Indianapolis-based PitFit Training.

“Drivers are instantly drawn to the D2,” Mark Hallis, CMO of Dynavision Sports said. “This type of training allows athletes to improve their reaction times and maintain focus – and when half a second can mean the difference between winning and losing, this training is invaluable.”

Dynavision technology also can be found at Gatorade Sports Science Institute, IMG Performance Institute, the University of Cincinnati, University of Central Florida, Baylor University, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, WestPoint, the Air Force Academy and several other athletic programs across the country.

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The ESPN Sport Science segment can be viewed here: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6555547

For more information on Dynavision, please visit: http://www.dynavisiond2.com/index.php

Feb 16

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Highlights Recovery Product for Fort Hood Shooting Victim

Don’t Miss This Sunday’s ABC TV Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Sunday February 20, 2011; 8PM / 7PM central

Performance Enterprises http://www.dynavisiond2.com, maker of the Dynavision D2™ is honored to have been invited by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to play a small part in providing a new home for Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler, who was severely wounded in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood. To support Staff Sgt. Zeigler’s ongoing recovery, the designers built a fully equipped gym into his new home, including a Dynavision D2™ Visual-Motor Reaction Training Device, which has been a part of his rehabilitation program at the Ft. Hood Army Medical Center.

This is the same device that is being embraced increasingly throughout the sports world as a baseline tester for concussions; a system to monitor an athlete’s recovery post-injury; and a tool for tracking and improving reaction time, peripheral awareness, hand-eye coordination and other visuo-motor skills.

The Dynavision D2™ is a featured product in this year’s Gatorade Sports Science Institute programs and the nationwide Hammer Strength Clinics. It also recently was featured on the Emmy award-winning show, The Doctors, during a segment on preventing/monitoring injuries in football: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init/3522

Leading Sports Performance and Conditioning researchers using the Dynavision D2™ include: Professor Joseph Clark, Ph.D., from the University of Cincinnati Medical School’s department of neurology; Dr. Randy Bonnette, from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s department of kinesiology; and Professor Jay Hoffman, Ph.D., from the University of Central Florida’s department of sports and fitness.

Recent Dynavision D2™ sport performance related installations include: University of Cincinnati, Baylor University, IMG, U.S Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Universityof Central Florida and NASCAR racer Kasey Kahne’s facility.

If you would like to talk about how the Dynavision D2™ can be an asset to your specific athletic program or facility, please contact Mark Hallis, at mark@dynavisionsports.com or 416-931-6690.

Dec 10

Dynavision Sports to be National Sponsor of 2011 Hammer Strength Clinics

Tulsa, Okla. – Dec. 10, 2010 – Dynavision Sports will sponsor the 2011 Hammer Strength Clinics. These clinics are scheduled in 10 cities across the country and will feature a range of speakers and attendees, including strength coaches and trainers from D1 universities and high schools.

Dynavision will be one of the only sponsors to showcase technology at the events. According to Clinic Director Richard Gray, most sponsors usually bring brochures and other packets of information. Dynavision plans to send company representatives and sports vision training devices to several shows.

“We have had great success generating interest in our D2 and I-SPAN at previous events like NSCA and NATA,” Mark Hallis, CMO of Dynavision said. “Our technology is interactive, and once coaches, trainers and athletes actually try it and see how it works, they understand the value and realize the necessity and fit of the equipment to their sports training programs.”

The D2 unit tracks and improves reaction time, peripheral awareness, hand-eye coordination and other visuo-motor skills, while the I-SPAN is geared toward agility and other movement skills. Both devices are being integrated into NCAA and other athletic programs and facilities across the country such as Baylor University, the University of Cincinnati, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, the Air Force Academy, WestPoint and more.

“This sponsorship is a good fit for both of us,” Gray said. “There’s a great market for vision training in sports and it will be an asset for us to have them involved with our clinics; we want to continue providing superior services to coaches, commercial and personal trainers and even the physical education teachers who attend the shows. Dynavision can help us do that.”

The Hammer Strength Clinics are organized by Life Fitness. Other national sponsors include Collins International; Connor; Werksan; Gilman Gear; PLAE; Perform Better; Impact Promotions; Iron Grip; Intex Strength and Speed Tracs. For more information on the 2011 clinics, visit http://www.hammerstrengthclinics.com

For more information on Dynavision, visit: http://sports.dynavisiond2.com/

Nov 23

Dynavision Sponsors Coaches and Sport Science College

Tulsa, Okla – Nov. 23, 2010 – Dynavision Sports will be among a small handful of companies featured at the fifth annual Coaches and Sport Science College, Dec. 17-18. More than 200 coaches, sport science professionals and students are expected to attend the event, which takes place in Johnson City, Tenn.

“I wasn’t looking for typical equipment company sponsors and exhibitors; I was looking for companies that offered something different in the sports arena,” Meg Stone, conference director said. “Then I learned about Dynavision, a company that is certainly unique. I’m really looking forward to having them here.”

Phil Jones, president of Dynavision and former CFL athlete, is expected to deliver a 20 to 30 minute presentation during one of the luncheons. He plans to provide insight on the importance of vision/reaction training and cognitive processing in sports today; he will also touch on current developments towards concussion and noise distraction testing.

A demonstration of the D2 – a four foot by four foot device that tracks/improves reaction time, peripheral awareness, hand-eye coordination and other visuo-motor skills – will also take place during the conference.

“I’ve been told strength coaches from major athletic programs including Michigan, Arizona State, Ole Miss and more will be at this conference,” Jones said. “Between them, the sports science attendees, and some thought leaders from the world of rehabilitation, we’ll have a great audience that can be shown the broad scope of our equipment.”

Nov 22

Athletic Republic Boasts New Vision Training Program

Shreveport, La. – Nov. 22, 2010 – TheAthletic Republic of North Louisiana: Monroe and Shreveport Facilities has implemented a new vision training program for its athletes, through the adoption of an I-SPAN Reactive Trainer device. Dynavision Sports is the maker of the I-SPAN, a diagnostic instrument designed for measurement, analysis and improvement of all forms of movement including acceleration, agility, explosive reaction, endurance and more.

“The sky is the limit with the I-SPAN,” Kobus Smit, Athletic Republic facility director said. “It gives us the creative ability to do a variety of exercises. We are currently in the process of developing unique protocols for every sport so that each athlete can benefit in a way that is relevant to his/her needs.”

Soccer and tennis players both use the technology to quicken their movement skills, but whereas soccer players concentrate on eye-foot coordination, tennis players wave their racquets over the light sensors and work on hand-eye coordination.

The I-SPAN was set up in the facility about a month ago and according to Smit, athletes have already seen improvement while using it.

“I work with a 16-year old tennis player who has always had a habit of dragging her foot when playing,” Smit said. “She has been using the I-SPAN twice a week for four weeks. Her reaction time and speed have both increased and she no longer drags her foot. The I-SPAN has really helped her.”

Smit emphasizes that the I-SPAN’s greatest value is in its measurability. “You can test an athlete and actually track his/her improvement over time. That’s exactly what we want– a tangible way to prove to our athletes that the work they are doing with us is making a difference.”

According to Dynavision Sports, this feedback on the I-SPAN – which is found in several training facilities and athletic programs across the country – is common.

“The I-SPAN has been on the market for about six months, and it has made a huge splash across virtually every sport,” Mark Hallis, CMO of Dynavision Sports said. “The device is incredibly versatile and can be assembled in countless ways to accommodate different exercises and protocols – it is perfect for a place like Athletic Republic, which has such a diverse range of athletes and needs.”

Smit suggests the excitement has only begun and that there is a big future for Athletic Republic and the new vision training program.

“It’s too early to reveal everything we are going to do,” Smit said. “But let’s just say community members and students outside our program are going to get a feel for all this technology has to offer.”

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Nov 03

Dynavision Sports Adds New Client to Roster

Tulsa, Okla. – Nov. 3, 2010 – Dynavision Sports inked a deal this week with Elite Sports Performance, a training facility located in Anchorage, Alaska. The facility ordered Dynavision’s I-SPAN Dynamic Reactive Trainer and will be integrating the technology into its athletes’ workout regimens immediately upon arrival.

“I have worked with a Dynavision unit before and recently came across the I-SPAN on the company’s website,” Louis Mass, owner of Elite Sports Performance said. “Our facility specializes in the development of hockey players, both amateur and professional, and they will primarily be the ones using the I-SPAN. We look forward to seeing it in action.”

The I-SPAN is one of two primary sports vision training devices manufactured by Dynavision Sports. It is a diagnostic instrument designed for measurement, analysis and improvement of all forms of movement including acceleration, agility, explosive reaction, endurance and more.

“The I-SPAN has made a huge splash across virtually every sport,” Mark Hallis, CMO of Dynavision Sports said. “As the videos on our Facebook page demonstrate, the device can be used in countless ways. Goalies tend to set up the equipment like a goal in order to practice jumping and reaching from all angles. On the other hand, tennis players will often arrange the motion sensors in a line and work on their speed and agility to simulate actual back-and-forth plays. This device is going to do great things for the hockey players at Elite Sports Performance.”

The I-SPAN and the Dynavision D2 – a four foot by four foot unit that measures and improves reaction time, peripheral awareness, hand-eye coordination and other visuo-motor skills – have so far been embraced by The University of Cincinnati, Baylor University, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, IMG Performance Institute, New York Rangers, NHRA Top Fuel star Larry Dixon and other athletic programs and athletes across the country.

For more information, visit http://sports.dynavisiond2.com/.

Oct 12

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Oct 06

The Batting Crisis in MLB…

There seems to be an epidemic of poor batting in the world of baseball right now.

As USA Today reported, “Major league hitters were humbled this year in a season that featured the fewest runs per game since 1992, five no-hitters, countless near-misses and two perfect games that should have been three.”

Yes, this truly has been the year of the pitcher.

What’s baseball without some back and forth action? Pitchers pitch and hitters hit. That’s the natural expectation of the game. But as pitchers work to turn their A games into their A+ games, what can batters do to get that extra edge?

One way, of course, is to train on devices (like the Dynavision D2 and I-SPAN) that can improve players’ reaction times, hand-eye coordination and overall visual focus. Batters, of all athletes, would absolutely benefit from sports vision training. Their jobs are to connect the bat with the ball – and then of course, to have the movement skills needed to run to and steal bases. It’s all easier said than done.

And it doesn’t end with batters either. Interested in how Dynavision Sports specifically aids baseball players’ needs? Check out page 8 of our media kit.