The American Baseball Coaches Association is pleased to welcome sports technology leader Rapsodo as one of its newest official partners. In addition to joining the ABCA as a Double Partner, Rapsodo will work closely with the ABCA Research Committee to raise the level of knowledge behind pitching and hitting performance in the baseball community.
"In conjunction with the ABCA Research Committee, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Rapsodo," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "Technology has become such a critical component of our game, and this is another great step forward in providing coaches with accurate, fast and usable data they can apply to their players."
With advanced ball flight monitors for both pitching and hitting, Rapsodo provides coaches at all levels with direct visual displays and data read-outs to help quantify player performance and provide teachable information in a single bullpen or batting practice.
"Rapsodo is extremely excited to partner with the ABCA and the ABCA Research Committee," said Rapsodo Marketing Director Tipper O'Brien. "Just as the ABCA is invested in providing coaches and instructors with the tools to help their players achieve greater performances, Rapsodo is also invested in bringing coaches cutting edge tools to analyze ball flight data for their players. We're looking forward to working hand in hand with those coaches, along with the ABCA Research Committee, to pioneer new teaching and training methods in the game, and help take the sport of baseball to higher levels."
As part of their new partnership with the ABCA, Rapsodo will be a featured speaker at the 2019 ABCA Convention Expo Theater in Dallas. The Expo Theater is an area where ABCA partners, exhibitors and member coaches give presentations on a variety of topics.
Rapsodo Inc. is a sports analytics company that uses computer vision and advanced radar to help all athletes maximize their performance. Rapsodo's proprietary technology applications range from helping PGA Tour golfers optimize their launch conditions to allowing MLB pitchers to increase the efficiency on their breaking balls. From the diamond to the court to the tee, Rapsodo gives athletes of all ages the tools to get to the next level.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its more than 9,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.