Homewood, CA. March 20, 2012 — West Shore Technologies, Inc. today announced a partnership with Aloha Tournaments‘ Brine Summer Sizzle Lacrosse Tournament on July 13-15, 2012 and the Warrior Diamond Lacrosse Showcase on November 17-18, 2012.
This partnership will enable college coaches using SportsBoardTM Lacrosse Scout, West Shore’s patent-pending iPad scouting and assessment application, to obtain player profile data that will be pre-loaded in their iPads. Last month, West Shore announced a similar partnership with Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Rising events scheduled for June and July.
Chris Hutchins, one of the partners of Aloha Tournaments, said the partnership with SportsBoard gives coaches a chance to take advantage of the latest technology.
“We always try to offer college coaches the best experience they can have at our recruiting events,” Hutchins said. “We see Lacrosse Scout as a technology that, over time, will simplify a coach’s task of scouting and recruiting players for their programs.”
Lacrosse Scout replaces the bulky printed player packets and gives coaches the ability to enter ratings and textnotes, record voicememos, and take photos/footage for any player at these events on their iPads.
Gregg Jacobs, West Shore’s founder and CEO, sees more tournaments gaining interest in partnering with his company.
“More and more tournament/camp operators are seeing the benefits to the college coaches,” Jacobs states. “Aloha Tournaments is one of the first to embrace SportsBoard and we are excited about how their events, and others who we are now in discussions with, will enable coaches’ data collection processes to be so much better with this iPad automation.”
“SportsBoard fully automates college coaches’ ability to assess talent, electronically share those assessments with other coaches on their staff, and make better, data-driven recruiting decisions,” Jacobs said. “And now that we are interfacing with recruiting and compliance systems like ACS, Front Rush and others, we are eliminating all of the data entry time coaches spend after attending events like the Warrior Diamond Lacrosse Showcase.”
Early adopters of Lacrosse Scout include US Naval Academy, Christopher Newport University, University of Pennsylvania, Gordon College and Marymount University, as well as 11 collegiate programs in women’s lacrosse.
Marymount University’s head coach Jonathan Reynolds recognized the potential of Lacrosse Scout immediately. “We have used Lacrosse Scout this Spring to scout opponents, entering data about specific players as well as general notes about their team play. Lacrosse Scout has enabled us to gather and distribute scouting report information much more quickly than ever before.” Reynolds continues, “We are looking forward to using Lacrosse Scout this summer at all of the events West Shore is partnering with.”
SportsBoard Scout is also available for Women’s Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Rugby. For more information about West Shore Technologies, visit www.sportsboard-win.com.
About West Shore Technologies, Inc.
West Shore Technologies is the enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that is optimizing scouting and assessment for collegiate, professional, high school and club-level lacrosse, basketball and soccer. By automating the clipboard via the iPad and then syncing assessment data from any number of coaches with servers in the cloud, coaches can spend more time analyzing players and making decisions and less time on the busy work required to input the data for analysis. SportsBoard facilitates better team rosters and more effective strategies and helps coaches achieve their ultimate goal: Winning!
SportsBoardTM is a registered trademark of West Shore Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries.