West Shore Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of SportsBoardTM Lacrosse Scout, its patent-pending iPad scouting and assessment application for college, professional, high school and youth lacrosse coaches.
Lacrosse Scout’s ease of use makes it quick and easy for anyone to learn while its intuitive screens mimic the natural note taking scouts already do. John Hopkins’ Dave Pietramala, the “dean” of modern-day college lacrosse coaches, believes Lacrosse Scout will revolutionize recruiting and player evaluation for coaches:
“Lacrosse Scout is the next step in recruiting and scouting,” said Pietramala, who has led John Hopkins to two NCAA titles and nine straight tournament appearances. “In an ever changing landscape, SportsBoard allows coaches, at all levels, to be more efficient and effective in scouting your recruits, opponents or your own team. This is a “must have” tool that will benefit both coaches and players.”
Most coaches record assessment data on clipboards or in binders and then (1) can’t read what they wrote, (2) aren’t able to write down everything they observe, (3) aren’t able to easily take photos and link them to the data for each player, (4) don’t have time to put the data into a spreadsheet or database for more thorough analysis, and (5) can’t look at historical data about a player’s performance over a multi-year period.
SportsBoard Lacrosse Scout provides lacrosse coaches with metric categories including Stick, Speed, Defensive Strength, Offensive Strength and Intangibles, as well as features for capturing text notes, voicememos, profile pictures and photos, and footage. Coaches can rate the players on a +/neutral/- or 1-5 basis for any of the metrics during or after the assessment event. Lacrosse Scout automatically syncs the data to West Shore Technologies’ secure server on the internet where the coaches can login to review and analyze data for decision-making purposes.
“Coaches can’t buy more time, so they must be smarter with their time to get more done,” states Gregg Jacobs, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of West Shore Technologies, Inc.
“SportsBoard Scout enables them to spend more time on coaching and strategizing and less on paperwork and administrative tasks pertaining to Scouting, both of which enable them to become more successful on and off their playing venues.”
“SportsBoard Scout is a one-of-a-kind, lacrosse-specific technology that is going to revolutionize modern day scouting and recruiting for coaches of all levels,” states Jeff Tambroni, Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach at Penn State University. “The benefits of this technology are limitless, as Lacrosse scout will allow coaches to electronically streamline all recruiting evaluations, prioritize lists and gather pertinent information on all prospects. Our staff is beyond excited to have this new technology as we plan to incorporate it in all facets of our recruiting and scouting efforts.”
“Sports Board Lacrosse Scout is going to streamline everything we do at scouting events,” states Ben DeLuca, Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach at Cornell University. “We won’t need the binders any more, data about players will be more accurate than ever before, and we can synthesize the data from our scouting efforts like never possible before using iPads and cloud technology.”
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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!
For more information about West Shore Technologies, visit http://www.sportsboard-win.com.
SportsBoardTM is a registered trademark of West Shore Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries.