ATLANTA, GEORGIA (January 7th, 2021) – PlaySight Interactive, the leading global sports video technology platform, is pleased today to announce a new partnership with the Georgia Tech baseball program. PlaySight’s Smart sports AI connected camera platform is coming to the school’s baseball facility, giving its student-athletes and coaches access to the pro-level video technology used and validated and used on a daily basis by teams throughout the MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA and leading baseball facilities across the country, including LakePoint, Ripken Baseball and IMG Baseball.
“Along with hitting coach James Ramsey and pitching coach Danny Borrell, we’re in the process of refining our player development system, which gives us the chance to shorten the learning curve at the front end of development, as well as make changes that have a prolonged impact beyond a player’s time at Tech,” said Georgia Tech head baseball coach Danny Hall. “The easier it is to get high-quality footage from practices and games, the quicker we can make more informed decisions that players can buy into and see for themselves.”
Video is an important part of the player development and improvement process in any sport, and baseball in particular has embraced PlaySight’s multi-angle, connected camera system. “Our staff believes there is immense value in recreating the feeling of getting a clutch hit or striking someone out in a big situation. Being able to quickly make individualized highlight videos is going to be one of our favorite uses of PlaySight,” said Hall. “Also, today’s student-athlete wants to share content and create their own brand and we want to be able to provide them the ability to show off the behind- the-scenes hard work they put in.”
The baseball program has tried different video solutions in the past, and with PlaySight for its video quality, flexibility and platform capabilities. “Like other programs, we have gone back and forth with permanent and portable video for capturing practice and game footage. We feel like having the ability to house all the footage in the same place with PlaySight will allow us to better follow the individual’s development during their career here and really help them become the best they can be,” continued Hall.
PlaySight’s Smart sports AI video platform is connecting sports all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of athletes, coaches, teams, colleges and sports facilities utilize PlaySight each and every day for automated production live stream broadcasts, multi-angle video recording, performance analysis, content monetization and much more.