The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and PlaySight Interactive are announcing an association-wide technology partnership today. PlaySight is set to become the official autonomous video technology and SmartCourt streaming provider of the NJCAA, bringing its technology to junior colleges across the country.
Top athletes and teams around the sporting world are already training and playing with PlaySight, including the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors, several leading NCAA basketball programs, including the University of North Carolina and Wake Forest University, and close to 70 additional NCAA programs across tennis and other sports.
How does the technology work? PlaySight makes courts, gyms, fields and rinks ‘Smart’ by installing high-performance AI software and connected camera technology. Once installed, SmartCourts provide several services and benefits to athletes, coaches, teams, and fans, from automated HD broadcast live streaming and advanced coaching tools to instant replay video and a content platform to store, manage and share video, statistics and analytics.
NJCAA President & CEO, Dr. Christopher Parker:
“With the ever-growing need for technology in today’s world, the NJCAA is pleased to announce its partnership with such a prominent company in the industry. PlaySight will help take our student-athletes, member institutions, and the association as a whole to a new, much-anticipated level.”
The second-largest collegiate athletic association in the United States, the NJCAA is home to over 500-member institutions and 60,000 student-athletes. Based out of Charlotte, NC, the NJCAA hosts 47 national championship events.
PlaySight CEO, Chen Shachar:
“We often talk about connecting the entire pipeline of athletes, from youth to professional. The NJCAA plays an important role in the development of young athletes, serving as a stepping stone to the next level of sport or as the gateway to an education. We expect this partnership to enhance the entire sports experience throughout the junior college ecosystem, from increased access to live and on-demand content to player development and team performance tools and technology.”
PlaySight VP of Sales, Scott McMeekin:
“We are excited to partner with the NJCAA and their mission to foster a national program of athletic participation. We look forward to working with the member colleges as they incorporate new coaching tools for their student-athletes and increase their exposure with live streaming.”
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