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Sideline Power – The Technology to Help You Win

Whether used for practices, games, or both, technology is shaping the future of coaching. From quality headsets that enable enhanced communication to end zone cameras and drones that allow coaches to get a different perspective, technology helps coaches provide better feedback which in turn improves player performance and helps teams win. When it comes to getting the best new technology to help your team win, Sideline Power works hard to make sure your program gets the right equipment to fit your specific needs.
_MVHeadsets are arguably the most crucial part of any program. Communication between coaches is critical to make sure that a team is functioning as a cohesive unit. When it comes to coaching headsets, push-to-talk headsets tend to be the most economical. Push-to-talk headsets offer great range and connectivity. With the options of using a single earmuff headset or a double earmuff headset, the only interaction these headsets require is pushing a button when you are ready talk. Most coaches, however, prefer open line communication headsets because they offer the most natural method of communication. Open line communication headsets allow coaches to talk back and forth freely. Because of the technology that goes into them, open line communication headsets tend to come with a higher price tag. In addition to selling new push-to-talk and open line communication headsets, Sideline Power’s used headset program allows coaches access to cutting edge technology for a fraction of the cost of new headsets.
Sideline Power’s used headset program offers many advantages regardless of whether you are selling old headsets, or looking to pick up a quality set of headsets at a reduced price. For coaches looking to get rid of headset systems, this program is beneficial because it offers the opportunity to sell headset systems that might otherwise just take up room in the equipment closet until they get thrown away. Coaches can either simply sell your used headsets to Sideline Power, or they can apply that payout to the purchase of new headsets from Sideline Power. Through the used headset program, Sideline Power is not only able to offer discounts on new headsets for coaches who trade in headsets, they have also created a market for those used headsets. Once Sideline Power receives a set of used headsets, they make sure they are fully reconditioned and functional, and offer them for sale at deeply discounted prices. This allows coaches with smaller budgets the ability to afford more cutting edge technology without having to pay the hefty price tag that comes with buying new headsets. Regardless of whether a coach is looking for push-to-talk or open line communication, new headsets or used headsets, Sideline Power carries the headsets to best fulfil each coach’s specific requirements. While a good set of headsets is crucial to effective communication between coaches, getting timely feedback to the players is equally as critical. For the most immediate communication with your players, Sideline Power offers the Coach to Player system by GSC.
CTpThe Coach to Player system (C2P) allows coaches to maintain the tempo of practice while instantaneously providing athletes with feedback and coaching. C2P integrates with any headset system on the market and allows for any number of coaches and players to be on simultaneously. This allows coaches to communicate with several groups at once to make sure everyone stays on the same page during practice. The C2P systems have been used by the National Football League for years and now Sideline Power provides this developmental tool so high schools can maximize player potential and practice time. Providing real time feedback is important for player development, but equally important is in depth analysis of practices and games. While end zone cameras and drones each have their own advantages, ultimately, their purpose is allowing coaches to analyze plays from a different vantage point.
While most coaches are familiar with end zone cameras, drones are a rather new addition to the coaching scene. Typically medium_p1drones are not allowed to be flown during games so most of the time they are used strictly for practice. They are, however, becoming an indispensable part of the coaching tool kit. Drones offer many advantages over a fixed camera system, mainly their mobility. Because a drone is free to move around the field, video can be captured from any angle and any height. Utilizing a drone allows the videographer to stick with the action as it moves around the field so it’s never out of frame. The more advanced drones incorporate technology that makes it easier to stay with the action even for the most novice pilots. For example, the DJI Phantom 4 incorporates a feature called ActiveTrack. ActiveTrack doesn’t use a band or beacon to track subjects, the pilot merely outlines the subject to follow on the screen and Phantom 4 does the rest. To get a better overall sense of how a play unfolds a drone pilot might choose to keep the drone stationary instead of following a single player. All drones use a GPS Positioning Module to help keep the drone from drifting while it is hovering. Some drones also incorporate Visual Positioning Systems which utilize a variety of optical and ultrasonic sensors. These sensors enable the drone to hold position better even when GPS is not available. Flight times for drones average between 23 and 28 minutes, so you’ll want to make sure you have extra drone batteries on hand if you plan on flying it for a full practice. While drones make an excellent tool for recording practices, end zone cameras are still extremely versatile and are typically used for both practices and games.
The main advantages of end zone cameras are ease of set up, ease of use, and run times that cover practice and game lengths. When purchasing an end zone camera, the main thing to look at is the tripod. Putting electronic equipment 30 feet up in the air can be unnerving, so getting a solid tripod is critical. Each tripod is wind rated, and those ratings range from 20mph to over 50mph. Typically, tripods with larger footprints and heavier overall weights will have higher wind ratings. Another feature to consider is whether to use electronic or manual pan/tilt controls. Electronic pan/tilt modules are simple and easy to use, but tend to be slower to operate. This means it can be harder to keep up with fast paced action on the field of play. Manual pan/tilt systems, on the other hand, are extremely reactive and move as fast as the camera operator. This makes them more conducive to tracking and recording fast paced plays. Whatever your needs are, Sideline Power offers a large selection of end zone cameras with a wide array of features.
Over the five years they have been in business, Sideline Power has transformed the Coaching Communication industry by continuing to innovate and find ways to use cutting edge technology to help coaches win. From headsets and end zone cameras to drones, Sideline Power uses forward thinking to help coaches get the technology they need to practice smarter and help players perform better.5_Year_Anniversary-300x300

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