Whitfield is the Co-owner of Gamers Baseball, an elite baseball and softball training facility located in Union County, New Jersey.
Although rooted in a rich history, the game of baseball has undergone remarkable changes due to the advancement of data analysis. This data revolution has radically transformed not only how the game is managed, but how it is taught and played. The proliferation of personalized data and analytics is now fundamental to maximizing a player’s development and specific skillset.
From arm speed to spin rates and launch angles, KPIs are everywhere in baseball and softball. And even as technologies for gathering player data continue to improve and become more prevalent, the ability to compile and implement said data is often too costly or time consuming for youth coaches and teams.
Gamers Baseball Academy, a premier baseball and softball training facility in Union County, New Jersey, was a prime example of this problem. Overloaded with terabytes of player analytics, the Academy lacked a conduit to organize and implement its data in a manner that improved player development and performance.
The Academy partnered with CoachMePlus to transform its wealth of player data into actionable and dynamic training methods. Rather than sifting through hundreds of spreadsheets or working across several different programs, CoachMePlus enabled the Academy’s instructors to mass upload and organize player data across a seamless platform. This integration eliminated the administrative costs associated with data collection, allowing instructors to spend less time in front of a computer and more time teaching.
The adoption of CoachMePlus also provided a significant competitive advantage in the form of increased transparency and understanding of a player’s progression. Because metrics, such as sprinting speed, average exit velocity, throwing velocity, etc., are tracked within detailed player profiles, instructors can optimize their programs on an individual basis. And since all data is charted and accessible 24/7 through the app, players can plot their progress as they develop.
Whether organizing and tracking advanced player data or providing instant access to a database of training videos, CoachMePlus has proven to be a gamechanger for the Academy’s training and player development endeavors.
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