SKLZ has combined training forces with Fusion Sports to provide athletes with combine data. Upon registration, each athlete received an RFID band to wear throughout the day. The RFID band provides an immediate association of data to an athlete, keeping everything in electronic form. Talk about innovative reporting--no pen or paper required. We know exactly how each athlete performed right away with this type of monitoring and tracking.
Throughout the day we were able to attend a variety of speaking engagements. At one of these, SKLZ was announced as the National Combine sponsor in front of a crowd of over 700 people. SKLZ CEO, John Sarkisian, took some time to talk to these parents and athletes about the privilege of being an athlete and how proper preparation allows you to capitalize on the opportunities you are given.
After John spoke, Nick Winkelman of Athletes' Performance also got a chance to address the group. His WWF alter ego came out to pump up and inspire these athletes to train to be the best they can be. He also spoke about the importance of movement prep and how our (SKLZ and AP's) teaming up brings athletes nationwide products and programs to train just like NFL players do.
But the day was nowhere near closing. We were out at the Alamodome until 2:30am setting up for the National Combine. May or may not admit to a little 3 on 3 game of football at 1:30 in the morning. All and all, we are ready. Bring on the National Combine!
SKLZ and RFID Bands
John Sarkisian, CEO SKLZ, speaks to the crowd
Setting up the Vertical Jump Station
Click to watch SKLZ Team Members Practicing for the Combine
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