In the age of analytics, why shouldn’t the collected data be more accessible and understandable? That’s why amateur baseball event host Perfect Game and analytics provider K-Motion have formed a joint venture, PG Tech, to make player development data more accessible—and understandable.
According to the press release, this groundbreaking partnership between a best-in-class player development technology company and the world’s largest elite youth Baseball and softball platform and scouting service will provide amateur athletes with access to professional-level development tools.
By Utilizing leading-edge technologies implemented throughout Major League Baseball and NCAA Division I baseball, along with new emerging technologies, PG TECH will provide amateur athletes with access to the digital technology, data, and analytics that will help them improve and continue to play baseball longer.
“PG TECH will provide a level of personalization and insight that goes far beyond anything that amateur players have access to today,” said Ford. “For the first time, players, instructors and scouts will see both cause-and-effect together, to better understand the ‘why’ of the results, and why what they do produces those results, and what needs to be done to improve.”
“As a parent of an amateur athlete, I believe the best part of PG TECH is its ability to help keep young players engaged in the sports that they’re passionate about,” stated K-Motion Chairman and CEO, Steve Diamond. “Players will have a revolutionary set of data to raise their ceilings, while scouts and recruiters will have the ability to measure and evaluate players in a whole new way. PG TECH is an innovative, technology solutions company that is dedicated to addressing expressed customer needs, unarticulated needs, and future unmet needs.”
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By combining data from state-of-the-art technologies, including 3D body measurement, high-speed cameras, launch monitors, radar, and bat sensors in the proprietary PG TECH cloud, the platform will assist players, coaches, scouts, and recruiters in making informed decisions. PG TECH will help players and instructors achieve their goals by understanding the cause-and-effect data of a player’s athletic movement to improve player development.
As technologies evolve, such as artificial intelligence, force plates, wearables, augmented reality, and virtual reality, these and other future technologies will be integrated into PG TECH. By combing these different types of technology, Perfect Game’s continued stable position at the forefront of amateur player scouting, assessment, and development.
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PG TECH will roll out its first products later this month during Perfect Game Showcases, providing participating youth with access to data, assessment, and development tools that were previously inaccessible for many.