Hardware Requirements

What you need

Our training systems require a virtual reality system that tracks headset and hand motions in 3D space (6 degrees of freedom).

We highly recommend the Oculus Quest.  It is a standalone VR headset that does not require a computer.  The total hardware cost will be the cost of the headset.  $399 for the 64GB unit, or $499 for the 128GB unit.

We also support tethered headsets that require a VR ready computer.  The supported headsets are the original Oculus Rift, the new Oculus Rift S, and the HTC Vive.

Oculus Quest - Preferred Platform

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

Mount the left controller to a lacrosse stick to make the training as realistic as possible.

The Quest is the cheapest hardware solution because it doesn’t need a computer.  It is also the first truly consumer ready VR headset.  It is easy to setup and use.

The Oculus Quest (64GB) retails for $399.  No other hardware is required – no computer.

Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift S is the second generation Oculus tethered VR system that requires a VR Ready computer.

The Rift S is a major improvement over the original Rift.  It uses inside out tracking which means there are no sensors to setup.

Mount the left controller to a lacrosse stick to make the training as realistic as possible.

The Rift S retails for $399, but requires a VR Ready computer.

HTC Vive with Tracker

HTC Vive and Vive Pro are high quality tethered VR systems that require a VR Ready computer.

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

The HTC Vive retails for $499.  The Tracker retails for $99.  The Vive requires a VR Ready computer.

VR-ready Computer

Your PC is the engine that powers tethered Virtual Reality headsets. 

Oculus and HTC both recommends a minimum level of hardware to ensure performance across a range of experiences. 

Due to the release of the Oculus Quest which does not require a computer, we are no longer recommending specific computers for tethered VR systems.  Refer to the manufacturer for recommendations.

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.