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Importance Of Choosing The Right Gears To Give The Best Game Performance

One American Football Player Man Studio Isolated In Full Gear

Wearing the right clothes and gears in football is more than just showing how cool you look in your game outfit. It’s also about walking with your head high into the field, prepared and well-protected for the “battle” ahead.

While it’s easy to choose gears based on how they look, it’s also important to know the science behind the design. Most of these gears were assembled using the science related to sports-specific movements and impacts.

This is especially true when it comes to helmets, because players could suffer from serious head injuries and broken skulls if they don’t wear one...

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For Soccer Ventures Acquiring FootyCon, The Association and Kicks To The Pitch Accelerates US Football

For Soccer Ventures

For Soccer Ventures is out to accelerate American football through the acquisition of FootyCon, The Association and Kicks To The Pitch, helping to make the vision investor Richie Graham has closer to reality. This investment firm in Philadelphia is geared towards philanthropy in the sport using long-term goals and a pledge of $50 million to seek out, acquire and manage businesses in order to grow soccer across the United States. The Sports Techie community blog is a part of the network used by For Soccer Ventures to share this story and others that represent the company ambition to grow soccer with a youthful, energetic and positive outlook as indicated by these three initial acquisitions...

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Super Soccer Stars Curriculum Delivered By Famer Personalized Coaching Platform

Super Soccer Stars Announces Landmark Partnership With Youth Digital Coaching Platform, Famer

Super Soccer Stars (SSS), the leading premier youth soccer club in New York partnered with Famer and their online personal coaching platform for a coach, athlete and parent to engage through a personalized coaching experience. Famer will connect Super Soccer Stars football players to coaches and instructors via a smart video app for training programs, messaging and interactive feedback. Super Soccer Stars curriculum and training modules are delivered to member families through Famer Play directly to digital devices. The Sports Techie community blog had a Q&A with Matthew Stefan, Director of National Marketing at Super Stars, to learn more about this sports tech driven partnership...

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VICI Sports Startup Uses IoT and AI To Deliver PSG SuperFan and Brand Ambassadors Activations

VICI Sports partnered with Paris Saint-Germain and other top European football clubs to activate superfans via their globally connected TV network and personalized SportsCenter complete with IoT and AI components. The Boston based startup is led by Adam Jones, co-founder and CEO, who chatted with THE Sports Techie community blog about business development, their technologies, participating in the TechStars 2019 accelerator, and raising additional investment capital as the sports tech company pursues partnering with leading soccer teams throughout Europe and beyond. European teams have made it a priority to visit America as Liverpool FC is doing this weekend to begin their preseason tour at Fenway Park. Beginning next week, PSG is going to China in a first for the champion French club...

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DONGTU Gif Platform in China Partners with NHL and Paris Saint-Germain Football Club

The NHL and Paris Saint-Germain Football Club partnered with DONGTU in China to deliver GIF’s behind the Chinese firewall and reach their massive sports and Internet friendly fan base. What is a GIF? Think of it as an animated image that is shared on social media channels as messages and comments for communication purposes. Dongtu deliver’s GIF’s through the country’s largest micro-content network resulting in 2.5 billion views daily. The startup features native integration with WeChat and strategic partnerships with the likes of Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu. More than 75 million views per month, 700 million daily searches and over 3,000 integrated apps make their network a potential mega-web-biz...

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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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FIFA Women’s World Cup VAR Room Media Briefing Review

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 12: A view inside the VAR at the main IBC on June 12, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marianna Massey – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The FIFA TV media briefing today regarding refereeing and VAR was enlightening both as a fan of football and a sports tech expert. I especially enjoyed listening to Pierluigi Collina, Chairman of FIFA’s referee committee, he hails from Italy and speaks English with a very strong Italian accent. He was joined by Head of FIFA Referring Massimo Busacca, and Kari Seitz, FIFA Senior Refereeing Manager and head of the refereeing project for the Women’s World Cup in France. The sports tech event lasted about a hour and a half and was streamed worldwide...

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Social Soccer: The Top 20

Here’s a fascinating soccer league table that might surprise you. The biggest clubs in the world are revealed and ranked in this infographic that reveals how many social media followers each has right now.  And it’s yet another El Clásico at the top with Barcelona and Real Madrid neck-and-neck.  Six teams from the Premier League (EPL) unsurprisingly feature in the top 20 and it’s Manchester United who is the biggest of these by some stretch.  The marketing of top soccer clubs is so important to their income and sustainability and, in particular, the sales of merchandise to a global fan base. The Sports Techie community blog loves football social media!

Check this social league table periodically and you will see that this is a new style “live” infographic that actually updates hourly...

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TeamSnap and Washington Youth Soccer Sports Tech Partnership Official

TeamSnap, the official team and sports organization management platform of WYS

TeamSnap sports management technology headquartered in Boulder. Colorado since 2009 is now the official team and sports organization management platform for all Washington State Youth Soccer clubs. THE Sports Techie community blog followers and readers should know I played in WSY from 2nd to 12th grade during the early 70’s through the early 80’s when families mainly used a printed schedule often placed on the refrigerator for most organizational and coordination needs for those that can relate before the digital era was all the way here with connected smartphones, tablets and PCs. I have also blogged about TeamSnap digital business and been a user as a high school lacrosse coach here in Atlanta making ...

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The Talking Points From The 2018 World Cup in Russia

The Talking Points From The 2018 World Cup in Russia

The team behind BettingSites created an infographic which outlines some fascinating numbers and facts about the top 16 teams in WC’18.

It’s now more than three months since the 2018 World Cup ended on a high note with France lifting the trophy for the second time after a thrilling 4-2 win at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. But the interest surrounding it hasn’t gone yet, which is quite understandable considering that this World Cup is regarded as the best World Cup ever. The Sports Techie community blog was tuned in to the epic FIFA event through Fox Sports and streaming companies like YouTubeTV and Fubo TV. For me, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was one of the stars of the month long show, including during the final match.

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