Falcons introduce new mental training technology


The Falcons open training camp on July 25 and will have select practices open to the public through Aug. 12. This is the 10th straight year the team will hold its camp at Flowery Branch. There will be a total of 34 sessions, which includes walkthroughs, practices and combined workouts with the Titans on Aug. 4 and the Texans on Aug. 13-14.

The practice with the Titans will be at Flowery Branch and the team will travel to Houston for their combined work with the Texans. On Aug. 1, the Falcons will participate in Kia Motors “Friday Night Lights”, which will be held at Archer High School in Lawrenceville. This event has grown to become one of the most exciting days of the offseason and last year thousands of fans packed Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park in Gainesville to get an up-close look at the team in its final preparations before the season. Friday Night Lights features a team scrimmage and head coach Mike Smith and various players are mic’d up to guide the fans through the action.



The Falcons are an organization that admittedly looks to blaze the trails in the NFL and the team announced Monday that they will be using a mental training program to increase the player’s awareness and focus on the football field. CongiSens Inc. is the new partnership and the revolutionary training is called NeuroTracker. The program is a 3D mental training program that “trains multiple object tracking skills using a large 3D display and challenges athletes to spread their attention by tracking many targets at high speeds.” NeuroTracker is also geared to enhance performance by training an athlete to absorb and process complex movements and distribute attentional resources throughout the visual field.

“As an organization, we are always look-ing for ways to improve our players’ performance on the field,” said Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. “By partnering with CogniSens we believe that we will provide our players with an additional tool that they can use as they prepare. By utilizing NeuroTracker technology, we feel that our players will get the most out of their classroom and meeting time.”

With cameras stationed throughout Flowery Branch the rest of the offseason, there is a good chance this interesting regimen will be seen on Hard Knocks coverage of training camp.


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