Sports Facilities: Stay Ahead of the Game and Implement Training Technologies
Often times when planning a sports facility, designers and developers go for the tried and true methods of success. This tendency to be conservative when developing can also be what keeps your business from separating from the rest. One feature that some cutting-edge sports facilities are investing in is training technology. Training technology has the ability to give your business the modernization it needs to gain the marketing advantage needed to become the premier training location for big-time clients. Today, SFM wants to talk about these training technologies and how they can be a major benefit to your sports facility.
Training Technologies For Your Sports Facilities
Virtual Reality (VR) Technology
VR technology is the fastest growing sports facilities training technology around. This technology can be applied to pretty much any sport with enough creativity. In football, quarterbacks are using 360° vision to practice reading defenses both pre and post-snap. NFL quarterbacks are even getting in on the action. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been a big proponent of using VR technology to improve on-field performance. The tech does not only apply to football, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry has experimented with VR training this offseason. By practicing mental reps he is able to train his play vision and recognition without placing more wear on his body. If you want to draw big-time clients, VR can be the niche technology your sports facility needs.
Many sports facilities are taking advantage of sensor-based technology. Baseball training sports complexes often use swing analysis and sensor technology to measure things like ball exit velocity, swing angle, and reaction time. Using swing-tracking technologies allow sports facilities to analyze and improve swings by small amounts to improve technique without resetting a hitter’s entire swing. These sensors have made incredible advances recently and have led to an incredible ability for sports facilities to market directly to baseball teams.
Motion capture sensors have major applications in pretty much any sport. Attaching sensors to the athlete allow sports facilities to capture relevant athlete data and apply scientific algorithms to provide actionable insight into the player’s athletic performance.
Force Plate Technology
Measuring kinetic information through measuring pressure application from athletes allow sports facilities to measure athletic “explosion”. One of the most common measurements in any athletic scouting is the vertical jump. Not only because jumping is important in most sports, but it also is an easy way to measure and compare the ability of an athlete to change direction and accelerate. Using force plate tech allows a sports facility to quantify improvements in an athlete’s ability to jump, accelerate, and change direction. By analyzing precise kinetic ability athletes can improve specific muscle weakness.
Interested in Training Technology for Your Sports Facility?
Contact Sports Facility Management to get more information about what we can bring to your sports facility. We have the experts and experience to introduce your business to the training technology that will separate you from the pack. Contact us today to speak with one of our experts about your sports facility.