24 Jan 2018 Tournaments & Showcase Events: Enhance Your Events Using SportsBoard for Testing & Measurement
The thirst for testing & measurement data is at an all-time high. The NFL has been running combines for years, measuring the 40-yard dash with split times as well as other drills. MLB has stepped up its emphasis on data with investments it has made in TrackMan and endorsing products like Blast Motion and Diamond Kinetics. And MLB took it to a whole new level this year with broadcasters at the All-Star Game and in the World Series focusing so much of their verbiage on data points like exit velocities and launch angles.
After the World Series, it occurred to us that we could launch a whole new service leveraging SportsBoard that would address demand for athletes to get tested/measured while on breaks in between games at tournaments…hence came SPoT-M, SportsBoard’s Pop-up Testing & Measurement experience.
We launched SPoT-M with our new lacrosse partner, Legends Lacrosse at their National Cup event in Del Mar, CA on December 16th-17th, 2017. Lacrosse has been one of, if not the, fastest-growing sports in the US over the past 6 years. It was very evident at National Cup that running times and shot speed were important performance gauges for many athletes and their parents. This concrete testing & measurement data will certainly enable lacrosse to catch up to sports that have been tracking testing & measurement data for many years.
More to come on this……stay tuned.