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ABCA & Pocket Radar® Launch Upgraded Technology Scholarship

January 24, 2023


Three iPhones at an angle with different Pocket Radar Plus screenshots on them. Faded baseball player hitting ball of a tee in the background.For the second consecutive year, the American Baseball Coaches Association and Pocket Radar have partnered to provide five ABCA member coaches free access to Pocket Radar's Smart Coach Radar and Smart Display technology! New this year to the Technology Scholarship, Pocket Radar will also provide FREE 1-year access to their new Pocket Radar PLUS subscription feature ($49.99/annual fee).

By providing unparalleled integration capabilities with leading scoring, streaming and player development apps (including GameChanger, AthletesGoLive, Baseball Cloud and more), connecting in-game and practice data for recruiting and development has never been more seamless. With additional new features like slo-mo video capture, pitch charting/tagging and more to come in the future, PLUS will provide a more comprehensive and complete software platform experience for Pocket Radar users.

The scholarship is open to all ABCA members. ABCA member coaches can apply for the scholarship between Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, March 1 using the form below. One recipient will be selected from the applicants each Wednesday beginning February 1 and running through March 1. Coaches only need to fill out the form once to be entered into all of the weekly drawings. Weekly recipients will be announced to members in the ABCA Press Box e-newsletter.

Each of the five recipients will receive a bundle package of the Smart Coach Radar and Smart Display Accessory, with 1-year free access to the new Pocket Radar PLUS subscription feature.  The training bundle can be paired via USB for a full three-digit display visible up to 100 feet in bright sunlight with a wide-viewing angle. The Smart Coach Radar allows coaches to accurately measure both exit velocities and pitch speeds with the option to pair with the Pocket Radar app to have the speeds announced via speaker. The bundle is lightweight and ultra-portable for indoor or on-the-field use.

Pocket Radar's technology is currently being utilized for player development and scouting at the highest levels of the game including both teams in the 2022 World Series, as well as National Championship winning programs around the country. Their Smart Coach Radar provides free access to their ever-evolving software companion app and when paired with the Smart Display provides immediate feedback to players while training in bullpens or inside the cages.  Because of its accuracy and potability, this package is a game-changer when working on developing players in practice and its portability allows you to move around from station to station with ease.


Pocket Radar Scholarship Package:

  • Smart Coach Radar ($399 value)
  • Smart Display Accessory ($499 value)
  • Pocket Radar PLUS Subscription ($49.99 value)

2023 Pocket Radar Scholarship Recipients:

  • February 1: Hal Lambert, Marion High School (SC)
  • February 8: Dylan Barbee, North Sand Mountain High School (AL)
  • February 15: Kevin Rawitzer, California High School
  • February 22: Michael Lynch, Caney Creek High School (TX)
  • March 1: Bob Waleck, North Bergen High School (NJ)

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a current ABCA member. Membership registration is open online at or by phone at (336) 821-3140.

  2. Recipients will be randomly selected on February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, and March 1. Each week's recipient will be announced in the ABCA Press Box e-newsletter, which is sent to current ABCA members every Wednesday!

  3. ABCA staff will contact recipients after each announcement is made public.

Additional Details:

  • Applications only need to be submitted once. All submissions that are not selected will rollover to the following week's drawing.
  • All ABCA members located in the U.S. can take advantage of the Pocket Radar free shipping discount offered as part of the ABCA Membership Discount Program. The full Pocket Radar product line is available at

About Pocket Radar®
Pocket Radar® Inc. creates trusted, high value simple solutions using superior technology to enable people to rapidly achieve their goals by delivering meaningful metrics and actionable insights. It is one of the premier trusted brands amongst championship-winning high school and collegiate programs nationwide. Their technology has been independently tested and certified accurate by the official test lab for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, (IACP). The same laboratory that certifies all of the radar guns for use by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada.  By providing an affordable and convenient solution to pro-performance radar technology, Pocket Radar has forged a new standard in accurate speed-based training, making it accessible to the masses. More information is available at
The ABCA & Pocket Radar® Technology Scholarship Application Form is now closed!

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