Blast Motion and USSSA Collaborate on Sensor-Based Player Development
(Carlsbad, Calif., April 11th, 2017) Blast Motion and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) are working together to deliver sensor-based player development and in-game swing metrics using Blast Baseball 360 and Blast Connect. The Blast sensor will be used to provide coaches with real-time swing analysis during practice and to capture in-game swing-metrics. Blast Connect will provide access to an athlete’s swing history, enabling advanced post-game comparisons, coaching analysis, training, and feedback, while providing USSSA with a suite of academy management services.
“As we prepare to open the doors of our new home at the USSSA Sports Complex at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL, we’re excited to announce that Blast Baseball 360 has been selected as the Official Bat Sensor of USSSA,” said Don DeDonatis, Chairman of the Board and CEO of USSSA. “With over 4.5 million participants across 14 sports, we have a great opportunity to help improve player performance and to showcase young talent. The Blast technology gives our coaches advanced swing analysis insights using objective, sensor-based data. We want to let our athletes know where they stand and what they need to do to get to the next level of player development, while competing and having fun.”
In 2016, Blast Baseball 360 was named the Official Bat Sensor Technology of Major League Baseball® and research has proven it to be the industry’s most accurate swing analyzer. The Blast sensor and mobile app have been specially designed to combine video and metrics driven swing analysis, helping players of all ages and skillsets understand and improve their swings mechanics, while learning how to hit with more power and efficiency. The waterproof sensor and bat attachment slip over the knob of any standard baseball or softball bat, allowing it to be used on or off the field.
“USSSA has taken a leadership role in creating an environment that mentors and showcases some of the best baseball and softball players from across the country,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, CEO, Blast Motion. “This partnership allows us to provide the same level of professional grade swing metrics used by MLB to the next generation of players, while providing USSSA with a powerful suite of academy management services through Blast Connect. Our goal is to help athletes enjoy the game more, improve faster, and avoid injury.”
Blast Motion’s mobile app and patented Smart Video Capture™ technology uses a smartphone camera to capture video, while the Blast Baseball 360 app intelligently analyzes, combines, and syncs swing metrics with the video to deliver real-time, mobile video analysis. The app automatically detects a player’s swing and clips the video to create a series of video highlights. No user editing or practice interruption is required to experience this groundbreaking functionality.
Blast Connect further automates sensor data collection and analysis with a fully integrated suite of software analysis, coaching, communication and management tools. Blast Connect gives coaches the ability to review an athlete’s practice sessions, assign drills & workouts, analyze metrics, and provide remote coaching through powerful video analysis, voiceover, and markup features.
USSSA is headquartered in Osceola County, Florida. USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-Sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 4.5 million participants, competing in 14 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also, be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA news.
About Blast Motion
Based in Carlsbad, California, Blast Motion is defining the future of wearable motion capture technology. By combining the industry’s most complete performance improvement solution and real-time metrics analysis with auto-curated video highlights, Blast Motion has created a contextually rich user experience that enhances the way people capture, analyze, and improve their game. For additional information about Blast Motion, please visit: blastmotion.com
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