Vision training continues to impress many athletes at IMG and Chase Votaw is one of them. The Gateway Charter High (Ft. Myers, FL) sophomore linebacker came to the IMG Academy football program Football Academy in hopes of improving his vision, among other parts of his game but he had no idea the advanced technology the Performance Institute had at its fingertips.
"Coming here, I wanted to work on my vision, reading passes, and knowing where the ball is going. The vision training is something I've never seen or done before. It is very helpful and something I want to continue to work on and take back to my team," Chase said.
Aside from the vision training, Chase picked up invaluable lessons from former NFL Coach Tom Pratt, the pros that frequented the afternoon sessions, and even from Academy Director Chris Weinke. Although Weinke focused on the QB's, Chase learned a lot about the game just by listening to him. "The stuff I heard from Coach Weinke I am even going to take back to the quarterbacks on my team and show them what they teach them here and even show them the quarterback drills."
Chase's biggest improvement has come in the way of technique and footwork. Through on-field technical training with Coach Pratt and agility and speedwork at the Performance Institute, Chase will leave IMG with faster feet. With his refined footwork and ability to see the field better, he is hoping to see the field regularly and impact his varsity squad in a big way