Wednesday, May 19, 2010
We all know that football has changed a lot over the past several decades. The most obvious change today compared to 50 years ago is the size of the players. The change that I think gets less credit than it should is pertaining to technology. I think the average football fan would be shocked at how much technology has changed the game, and how much it is used within big time college football programs and the NFL. Heck, even many high schools are catching on as of late; especially the ones with a little bit of booster club money to spend.
Here's a little "off the top of my head" list of things schools use today:
-High definition cameras (many costing 10's of thousands of dollars)
-Telescopic camera mounts that allow camera angles from as much as 75 feet above the ground.
-Computer software that aids in play simulation, playbook making, and any other database systems that can help coaches get an edge.
-High tech radio systems that allow coaches to talk to each other and even players on the field.
The list could go on and on! That being said, I would like to take a minute and plug a company I helped co-found that helps teams develop wristband systems at an affordable price. The wristband has been around for a little while in football, but most people do not realize how much it has evolved in the past 10 years. Many teams run their entire offense off of the wristband. Wristbands have become sophisticated to the point that each player can wear one, and can get instructions on what to do on each play by simply looking down at the band.
I have experiences first hand how the wristband system can completely transform the offensive game. If any of you out there are interested in getting the low down on this software product send me an email. My contact information is listed below, and the software release date is coming this June!