Hardware Requirements

What you need

Our training systems require an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift with Touch controllers.  Both VR headsets require a VR-ready computer.

HTC Vive with Tracker

Virtual Goalie leverages the power of HTC Vive to bring you a fully immersive simulated training environment.

Mount the Vive Tracker (sold separately) to a 15 or 30 inch lacrosse stick to make the training as realistic as possible.

Buy Vive Tracker mounts from our secure payment processing site.

Oculus Rift + Touch

Virtual Goalie leverages the power of Oculus Rift + Touch to bring you a fully immersive simulated training environment.

Mount the left Touch controller to a 15 or 30 inch lacrosse stick to make the training as realistic as possible.

Buy Oculus Touch mounts from our secure payment processing site.

VR-ready Computer

Your PC is the engine that powers Virtual Reality headsets. 

Oculus and HTC both recommends a minimum level of hardware to ensure performance across a range of experiences. Although you have choices, we recommend the Acer Predator Helios 300. Keep in mind, you can use the computer for other things like gaming or everyday use.

If you aren’t sure if your computer is compatible, download the Oculus Rift Compatibility Tool or the HTC Tester test it.

We highly recommend that you test your existing computer or buy an Oculus-ready computer. Don’t be fooled by “Windows Mixed Reality” computers.* They must be “VR-ready.”

*Please be aware that we do not support Windows Mixed Reality headsets. WMR headsets are intriguing because of the resolution and common platform.  However, we have tested most WMR headsets and cannot recommend them for sports training at this time. They move too much during strenuous training, and the fixed lenses are too far apart for many young athletes. As the second wave of headsets are released, we will continue to test the devices.