Scholastic and University
Sports Team Benefits
sports teams benefit from Learning Breakthrough
Program™ use in very important ways.
For as little
as 15 minutes, preferably two times each day, scholastic
athletes can improve in all these areas.
In competition, the difference between
victory and defeat is often very small. If you are an athlete
or a coach, then your priority is maximizing the talent that
you have. The Learning Breakthrough Program™ will provide you
with the tools you need to gain the edge that helps you win.
- Academic performance improves in students who use the program properly and
consistently in the same way it does for all
- Athletic ability will
improve due to the nature of the balance training components
inherent in the program's activities.
- Injury reduction is
also noticed because of the proprioceptive skills development inherent to the program.
There are certain
characteristics that all successful athletes have: the ability
to evaluate information and make the right decision quickly,
excellent balance and control of their bodies, good timing,
the ability to execute quick, precise movements and excellent
peripheral vision. All of these processes are dependent on
keen visual function and superior proprioception.
(Proprioception can be defined as the awareness of movement
and body position combined with the psycho-motor control
necessary to execute the brain's instructions to the body.) It
is sometimes also defined as the body’s joint positioning
system. Effective proprioceptive processes are dependent upon
the ability of the brain to integrate information from all of
the sensory systems including feedback from muscles and
joints, vision, the tactile sense (touch/pressure), and the
sense of balance (vestibular system).
Breakthrough Program™ stimulates the brain and refines sensory
awareness, and the sense of balance.
These tools not only help players to gain the edge necessary
for success, proprioceptive training also reduces the
incidence of ankle sprain and speeds the rehabilitation of ACL
injuries. (1See Italian soccer team study reference
between a good athlete and a great athlete is often quite
small. But small improvements in performance often require
huge improvements in brain efficiency (neural network
processing.) For example, if a person throws a ball to a
target at four meters distance, the release window for the
ball leaving the hand is eleven-one-thousandths of a second.
If the same target is moved to eight meters distance the
release window decreases to one-quarter of one-thousandth of a
second. The brain requires 64 times as many neurons to fire at
precisely the right time to hit the target at eight meters as
it does at four meters. It becomes immediately apparent that
in order for an athlete to perform at higher levels, he or she
must be able to develop increasingly larger and more efficient
neural networks. The question is: how can an athlete improve
the neural efficiency of the brain?
level of Learning Breakthrough training products can be
adjusted to challenge any athlete. By increasing the
difficultly level of the activities, the brain is forced to
develop more advanced, efficient neural networks. As neural
efficiency improves, performance increases.
Breakthrough Program offers you a new way to maximize your own
performance or the performance of your team. It will help you
to play smarter, reduce injuries, and improve efficiency.
benefit of program use is that because it improves neural
efficiency generally, it not only improves performance on the
field, it powerfully aids in academic performance. This can
help players meet their academic minimums and improve
To learn more about
how and why the Learning Breakthrough Program can improve the
basic foundations of the human body and the mind, click
To read about
others’ success stories with the Learning Breakthrough
1 Prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in soccer:
A prospective controlled study of proprioceptive training, A.
Caraffe, G. Cerulli, M. Projetti, G. Aisa, A. Rizzo, in Knee
Surgery, Sports, Traumatology, Arthroscopy, chapter 4, pp.
19-21, Springer-Verlag 1996. (This study compared a test group
of 600 male soccer players who were involved in a
proprioceptive training program that included balance therapy,
with a control group of 300 male soccer players who received
no proprioceptive training. The incidence of ACL injury per
team in the control group was 1.15 injuries per year. The
incidence of ACL injury per team in the test group was .15
injuries per year.)