(Carlsbad, California – September 10, 2018) – Blast Motion, an information company that provides motion analysis and performance insights, today announced that 300 top collegiate programs, including Big 12, SEC, Pac-12, ACC, and Big Ten colleges, are using Blast Baseball, Blast Softball, Blast Golf, and Blast Connect premium services for player development and recruiting. With the Blast sensor, colleges gain the same capabilities and benefits proven at the professional levels. It provides coaches, collegiate recruiters, and professional scouts with the information and coaching insights they need to make informed player decisions. When combined with Blast Connect, college coaches can create advanced player performance baselines, compare improvement trends over time, and conduct training sessions with real-time feedback. The longer the Blast solution is used to collect data, the richer the view of a player’s historical performance and future potential.
“As a result of the success we have had at the professional levels, we are now starting to see a natural progression of the Power 5 conferences and hundreds of collegiate programs deploying our player development solutions,” said Jeff Fallis, Vice President of Sales, Blast Motion. “When college programs have access to Blast information, coaches can begin to assess, develop, and even recruit players much more objectively. As a result of implementing Blast, the information they are gathering creates a baseline by providing a historical view of a player’s performance to determine their future potential. That’s the value Blast information provides to collegiate programs – a competitive advantage, a more efficient and effective training process, and ultimately more wins.”
Blast Baseball is the official bat sensor technology of Major League Baseball and is used by over 70% of the MLB teams, including the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, and San Diego Padres. Top collegiate programs using the Blast Baseball solution include the University of San Diego, Duke, and Cal State Fullerton. As stated by Jason Stein, Assistant Coach at Duke University, “I was looking for a product that could create better launch angles for our hitters. Our players had to change their approach to get on pitch plane. That was instant feedback for our hitters.”
Blast Softball is the official sensor technology of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF). Top collegiate programs using the Blast Softball solution include Washington, Oregon, LSU, Tennessee, and the University of Texas. As stated by Heather Tarr, Head Softball Coach at the University of Washington, “We are in the business of making data driven decisions for our student athletes and our program. We are excited to continue our growth as a program using great information that can drive our decisions toward continuous improvement.”
Blast Golf is the official technology partner of Golf Channel Academy, Proponent Group and TaylorMade. Top collegiate program using the Blast Golf solution include USC, University of Georgia, Washington State, Texas A&M, Furman University, and Ohio State. As stated by Casey Lubahn, Head Golf Coach at Michigan State, “The Blast information is teaching us how to help students improve their short game. It takes something that was once considered an intangible and makes it real.”
About Blast Motion
Based in Carlsbad, California, Blast Motion is an information company that provides motion analysis and performance insights. By intelligently combining the bio-mechanics of movement with sensor data, video capture technology, and cloud-based software services, we’ve redefined the way people train, analyze, and improve their game. For additional information on Blast Motion, please visit: blastmotion.com
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