Coaches in multiple sports have found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods. Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, used exclusively by baseball scouts to measure fastball velocity, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes of all sports. It’s discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.
The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing.
Here is some feedback we received from Hastings College women’s volleyball head coach, Matt Buttermore, and his use of the Ball Coach radar at practice and in matches this past season. Coach Buttermore was named the 2016 AVCA NAIA Coach of the Year after his team captured the NAIA National Championship.
“Pocket Radar’s Ball Coach model has not only helped our players get a better feel for their serve velocity, it has also helped us learn to train serving more effectively. Having quantitative information on how hard we are serving shows us when a player has reached a threshold, which forces us to re-think how we need to train that player going forward to continue to push her speed up. This was crucial to us being one of the best serving teams at the National Tournament.”
We look forward to hearing more about Coach Buttermore and the team during the 2017 season, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com
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