Hand-eye coordination is the synchronisation of visual stimuli with reactive hand movement. In other words, it’s the process where your eyes communicate with your hands to allow you to complete a task. Things like picking up a glass of water, reading and writing, or even playing a video game, are all instances where you use hand-eye coordination in your everyday life.
In sports, this process is much more important. It can help to improve your performance as a whole, and for professional athletes that play sports like basketball, football, and many others — excellent hand-eye coordination is key.
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