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US Sports Camps Delivering Famer Powered Virtual Summer Youth Camp Experience

Famer, US Sports Camps Partner to Launch Interactive Virtual Youth Camp Programs For Summer 2020

COVID-19 didn’t stop Famer from partnering with US Sports Camps on a new 2020 digital experience for the licensed operator of NIKE Sports Camps enabling them to deliver virtual, interactive training for their summer sports program while helping coaches get paid. Kids are home for summer and perhaps longer because of coronavirus so Famer and USSC decided to partner on this new concept and began testing last Spring in order to fill the void for the 100,000 campers that normally attend one or more of the 1,000 in-person sport camps across 16 different sports canceled for the first time in 48 years...

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THE Sports Techie LinkedIn Group Surpassing 5,000 Members Was Not Easy

Sports Techie LinkedIn Group
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The Sports Techie LinkedIn Group surpassed 5,000 members and upon reflection, it was one of the hardest challenges to set my sights on and achieve over the past decade as curator of the Sports Techie community blog. My gratitude goes out to those of you in this diverse sports technology group. Since 2010, as group owner and the group’s first member, I’ve vested all new members and only allow posts by actual members. Many groups on LinkedIn are less stringent about who they let in or what gets posted. I won’t name drop but our group has a wide variety of accomplished members from all over the globe...

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Will Live Sports Ever Be The Same Because of COVID-19?

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Live sports have changed because of coronavirus and may never be the same again, right? No one truly knows the answer as to COVID-19 best practices since this is a new pandemic...

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COVID-19 Can’t Stop Famer Virtual Launch Of NBPA Training Ground Presented By Spalding

Famer and the National Basketball Players Association launched the new NBPA Training Ground channel presented by Spalding for all skills levels to “Train with Us” on the app at a time when COVID-19 has shut down youth sports nationwide. Coronavirus can’t stop this NBPA virtual learning experience hosted on Famer’s sports coaching and mentorship mobile video platform from enabling young basketball players the ability to engage with professional players and top trainers and coaches. Kids and parents are able to communicate with these hoops experts on the fundamentals, drills and skills training, as well as strength and conditioning...

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Influence of Coronavirus Break on the Physical and Mental Condition of Professional Athletes

When is a Player Match Fit?

When the normal flow in sports is interrupted, as is the case during the coronavirus pandemic, the consequences are always big because the continuity in work, as one of the most important things in sports training, is disturbed. The Sports Techie community blog is carefully observing the reopening of professional sport leagues such as the Bundesliga, English Premier League and La Liga across Europe, while here in the United States, the UFC, NASCAR and golf have already conducted live sports events with the NBA, MLB and NHL unveiling contingency plans for opening should COVID-19 continue to trend towards relatively safe playing conditions for participants.

After a break of more than two months from active competing, it’s clear that athletes are eager to re...

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Project 2020 By Topps Includes Mike Trout, Derek Jeter, Roberto Clemente, and Ken Griffey Jr.

Topps Project 2020 Mike Trout 2011, by Ben Baller

Project 2020 by Topps Company has sold in excess of 200,000 cards with Mike Trout and Deter Jeter leading the on-demand trading cards available for a limited time. Topps has been in the card business for 70 years and decided to showcase “Project 2020” by commissioning 20 select artists with the task of re-imagining 20 different cards (400 total in the set), issued two per weekday starting with opening day in March. The Sports Techie community blog is excited to share the news that three Mike Trout and three Derek Jeter cards lead the “Project 2020” cards sold to date. More than 232,000 total cards have been sold among the first 66 issued, and the top nine selling units are from different artists...

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Matchroom Live Sports Platform Streaming Available Free Via StreamAMG OTT

Matchroom Live multi-sport OTT platform launches

Matchroom Live powered by StreamAMG is now available for streaming of live and on-demand sports during a time when many sport fans are home because of coronavirus. By downloading the OTT sports tech platform, 12 sports become instantly free to stream for fans of boxing, darts and fishing, as well as championship snooker played on a larger pool table than billiards, and more. The Sports Techie community blog has been a long-standing supporter of StreamAMG and watched them evolve their streaming and video technology into a future-proof platform...

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Twitch: All Esports Tournaments Now in One Place

The Twitch page, simply titled “Esports” is a meeting place for all the events going on in the world of virtual sports.

In response to skyrocketing viewership that exceeded 3 billion hours in Q1 2020, Twitch launched a directory for the easy navigation of live esports tournaments. The page, simply titled “Esports” is a meeting place for all the events going on in the world of virtual sports. This directory is a savior for those who love esports and who miss traditional sports and need a replacement. Many of the Sports Techie community blog readers and followers are gamers before these Q1 numbers were compiled but will after COVID-19 forced more people inside, many more of you have caught the gaming bug. The Q2 eSports numbers will crush 3 billion by perhaps double the amount becaus...

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Qualtrics Offers Free Solutions For COVID-19 Return To Work And Back To Business

Qaultrics XM – Return to Work/Back to Business Study

Qualtrics is an experience data (X-data) company that designs global enterprise research software that offers automated analytics to 75%+ of the Fortune 100, and to 11,000+ global brands and sports organizations. Owned by SAP who are experts in operational data (O-data), the combination of X+O enables optimized management because they build experience management programs such as Customer Experience Management (CXM). Today they announced the launch of free solutions that enable businesses to understand how to best help their employees go back to work and get back to some type of normalcy after COVID-19 stay at home restrictions eased this past week around the nation...

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NASCAR COVID-19 No Fan Racing At Darlington Raceway And Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR Is Back Despite COVID-19

NASCAR COVID-19 no fan racing begins at the Darlington Raceway on Sunday, May 17 in a made-for-TV National Cup Series Race across Fox Networks, the first of seven races in an 11-day span. Primetime may never be the same for NASCAR and their fans as midweek races are on the schedule in an attempt to return to some kind of societal normalcy through live sports events as the pandemic rolls on worldwide. Coronavirus restrictions are easing across parts of the United States despite the warnings of health experts...

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