Agile Sports Technologies Scores a Hit with HUDL and MaxPreps Claps
February 18, 2010
Technology has invaded sports in such a big way that coaches, players and even individuals are constantly involving themselves in it to such an extent, that the enthusiasm on and off the field is just amazing.
MaxPreps.com, an online high school sports network, has recently announced a partnership with Agile (News - Alert) Sports Technologies, whose mission is to combine talent, passion and technology on a single platform, so teams can reach their full potential.
HUDL, Agile's proprietary Internet based sports video editing system, has radically altered how coaches, would capture, manage, and share video with their staff, players and the media. Coaches are using MaxPreps, which is the exclusive sales agent for HUDL, to secure a winning combination.
More than 500 high schools and colleges in 43 states across the country are using the Web based editing and analysis system, because it is affordable, and provides a cutting edge.
With HUDL, high school coaches are able to edit their team's video and analyze statistics and data from any Internet connected computer. MaxPreps.com will market the HUDL system to the over 30,000 high school coaches across 12,523 high school athletic departments who are currently active participants in loading their team's rosters, schedules, scores and news onto MaxPreps.com.
The partnership will enable HUDL coaches to instantly share the best clips from their game with a national audience through MaxPreps.com and also CBS sports. The advantage of being MaxPreps.com users is that they will have access to thousands of hours of highlight video from high school athletics.
Whether you are a coach, player, family, friend, college recruiting coordinator or just a fan, MaxPreps.com will be the destination on the Internet for access to high school sports video from across the United States.
Andy Beal, President of MaxPreps.com, said,."We have considered opportunities to market other sports video editing systems in the past, but HUDL is so revolutionary in its approach to video editing and analysis that we felt a strong need to become involved."
The incredible degree of utility that HUDL provides has to be seen to be believed. It fits perfectly into MaxPreps.com's strategy of providing the best Internet based tools to coaches and at the same time providing fans with high-quality video from schools throughout the country.
“We are very excited about our partnership with MaxPreps.com, and the time savings and additional exposure it will provide for our teams using HUDL,” said David Graff, CEO of Agile Sports Technologies, adding that MaxPreps.com had done an incredible job delivering rosters, scores, schedules, and news on high school teams around the country and that coaches could now rest assured that their respective teams were getting maximum coverage.
Coaches going the HUDL way can add voice notes, create text notes, and draw John Madden-style telestrations directly on top of their video and share these notes with specific players. A secure online access to their video is assured anywhere they have an Internet connection.
Players also can review their clips at home, analyze what they see, take note of the coaches’ suggestions, smile at their successes, rue their losses, and then be ready to make the corrections on the field the next day.
With HUDL, everything is fun. It can be controlled with an Xbox 360 remote, which allows players to feel like they are playing a video game as they study their film from home. They can analyze, dissect and appreciate; in short, they can just about do anything they want.
Individuals can create highlight videos, tag (News - Alert) players, watch how good teams play and, in the end, share everything with family or friends.
MaxPreps.com is an online high school sports destination, offering the most comprehensive high school sports coverage, with the latest news, analysis, rankings, and streaming content. MaxPreps.com aspires to cover every high school team, game, and player by partnering with 30,000 varsity coaches throughout the country. It is a unit of CBS interactive, an online content network for information and entertainment.
Agile Sports Technologies creates software that has no boring applications. It is easy to use, creative and addictive. Its software delivers cutting edges and builds tools that help players to dominate and win. Its brainchild, HUDL, is an example of creativity at its best.
Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Kelly McGuire