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Sport Psychology Tech: Effectively Tapping Into the Psyche of an Athlete

Sports, whether eSports or the traditional real-world, is physically and mentally taxing. This is why proper rest and recovery is highly recommended. It also leads to a high demand in sports psychologists that even doctors and military personnel are tapping into them, according to the findings of the American Psychological Association. The Sports Techie community blog relates to the likes of Serena Williams who wrote a first person essay for Harpar’s Bazaar magazine published today. It covered her mental state of mind after before, during and after her melt down at the 2018 US Open women’s final over a chair umpire call that came at the expense of eventual champion Naomi Osaka, resulting in troubling feelings she needed professional help with overcoming...

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NFLPA OneTeam Collective Invests in ByteCubed Labs to Enhance Mixed Reality Training and Fan Experiences

NFLPA OneTeam Collective and ByteCubed Labs Join Forces to Revolutionize the Fan Experience

Mixed reality specialists and lifelike experiences experts at ByteCubed Labs received investment from the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and their accelerator, One-Team Collective, last month. This sports tech partnership centers on using the likeness of current NFL players like Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr. and the more than 2,000 current players, as well as augmented stadiums, within a suite of training products and analytical tools designed to take advantage of data, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (mixed reality) through advanced technologies tailored for players and coaching staffs...

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AS Roma Missing Children Social Media Initiative Intertwined With Transfer Announcement Day

Missing children, the topic and gripping reality makes your heart skip beats and AS Roma decided to take on this grave global issue by partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) here in the United States as a way to increase awareness using the club’s social media channels. In Italy, the same initiate also launched yesterday with Telefono Azzurro. The Sport Techie community blog chatted with Paul Rogers, AS Roma, Head of Strategy, about how this fantastic idea sprang forth using the Serie A clubs announcement of new players across social media as a catalyst for helping to locate missing kids...

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Favored USWNT and France To Set Digital, Social and Ticketing FIFA WWC Records While Fox Sports Simulcasts on Mega-Zilla

Fox Sports Set Digital and Social High Marks For FIFA WWC in France during USA match

The USWNT and France face each other today in a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 quarterfinal match that is sure to break the digital, social and maybe even ticketing records for the tournament. Tournament broadcaster Fox Sports is streaming and will also simulcast the highly anticipated showdown to Times Square on the Mega-Zilla 4K screen for the ultimate soccer fan experience. Call in sick to work because this game at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris will surely break the existing record of 618,000 streamers set by the Team USA round-of-16 win over Spain on June 24. Fox Sports social media records were also achieved for the best day of the tourney on Twitter and YouTube...

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Guinness PRO14 Rugby Streaming Via StreamAMG OTT Video Platform Forever Changing Sport

Guinness PRO14 and StreamAMG launch rugby union’s first-ever tournament OTT service

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Union is the first to deliver OTT (Over The Top) video streaming directly to fans thanks to a new partnership with StreamAMG. The Sports Techie community blog is honored to share this sports tech news with our dedicated readers and followers. My son Kellan has Irish in him on his Mom’s side and I like rugby a lot as do many a fan in Ireland, the UK and around the world. The implementation of the official Guinness PRO14 direct-to-consumer platform is part of a video stream trend across sports properties, including ESPN+...

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Future of Sport Lab, MLSE and Ryerson University Sports Tech Startup Cohorts

Six sports tech startups workshopped their innovations across Ryerson University and MLSE teams and venues

Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment incubated six inaugural sports tech startups within the Future of Sport Lab (FSL) ecosystem.  The startup businesses then pitched their technology and business plans to more than 100 eager business leaders in the space from across Canada at the Mattamy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Dr. Cheri Bradish, Director of Future of Sport Lab, about the immersive programming each startup received. Included is a partnership with the Ted Rogers School of Business, mentorship within the FSL network of professionals and academics, as well as access to investors and leading academies...

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BallStreet Trading Open For Sports Trades

BallStreet Trading, Inc. is a real time peer-to-peer prediction market that allows fans to trade the win probability of the live events they are watching

BallStreet Trading, Inc. developed a brand new off the shelf game to trade stocks while watching sports. Their peer-to-peer prediction market app allows fans real-time fan engagement in the form of win probability during live events with a decentralized exchange. Price of shares and virtual currency is driven by buyers and sellers in market numbers. By trading sports, they create security around a future, buy the Jets at $22, they play well and sell for $40...

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Barebones 2019 DCSD Special Olympics Track and Field Has No Room For Budget Cut

I attended 2019 DeKalb County School District Special Olympics, Track and Field event at Hallford Stadium today because my 5-year son was a willing and happy participant along with his mates at Coralwood School, a real God-send of an inclusive, K-3 through kindergarten, public elementary school.  Kellan is on the autism spectrum therefore he and I ran in the assisted 50-yard dash together taking second place in our closely contested heat and fourth place in the baseball/softball throw! Three virtual cheers for Special Olympics.

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2019 DeKalb County School District Special Olympics

To be honest, the event today was not one where you would say tons of money was being spent to operate it...

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Future of Sports Top Six Sports Tech Startups Selected For Incubator

Future of Sports Lab is a business incubator that sounds like an amazing opportunity and it is. FSL as its known is a collaboration between Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto, Canada. Six Canadian and North American startups were selected from an overflowing pool of innovative applicants to be a part of the cutting edge program. The Sports Techie community blog is as excited as you should be about all the incubators in the sports tech space. Ontario has it going on with the FSL.


Future of Sports Lab (FSL) collaboration between Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

Top Six

The selection process was thorough and candidates were fully vetted by the FSL advisory committee and mentor network...

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Tennis Channel NTI Nielsen Ratings Growth Mirrors Sport

June 2, 2017; Paris, France Tennis Channel’s Brett Haber and Martina Navratilova look on as Ken Solomon, Chairman & CEO, Tennis Channel, presents Rafael Nadal (ESP) with a birthday gift of a fishing reel at the “Lacoste Terrace” on Day 7 of Roland Garros 2017

Tennis Channel is a superstar media company because it currently ranks as the fastest growing network in television due to their reach into 61 million homes. The year 2019 marks their 12th year covering the Australian Open and is sure help grow their skyrocketing subscription numbers. TC signed 5 million subscribers in December, 2018. The Los Angles based sport company has continued to leverage sports tech to entice new customers while keeping existing users satisfied...

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