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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Volleyball (USAV) and VERT recently announced their new partnership to begin using wearable jump technology for their national team athletes and events. VERT has been designated as a USA Volleyball Official Supplier for Jump Technology.
It's one thing to watch the pure power and athleticism of an elite volleyball player, but to be able to measure their actual performance brings a whole new level of excitement to the sport.
VERT wearable jump technology allows for players and coaches to see real-time jump height and jump count data anywhere and anytime. Think of VERT like a heart rate monitor, but worn around the waist. It is small and discrete, wireless to a smart device, and worn during actual performance or practice. This will be the first time USA Volleyball will use wearable technology to monitor athletic performance.
"The benefits of monitoring our athletes' jump activity and overall performance is something that nobody in the world has been able to do until VERT technology," USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said. "We are dealing with the highest level of athletes. To be able to measure performance anywhere in the world is an amazing capability."
"VERT is made in the USA, and now it is going to be worn by Team USA," VERT founder Martin Matak said. "It can't get any better than that. We are thrilled to be part of our home team."
The addition of VERT to Team USA will be used for injury prevention, the monitoring of player load and the evaluation of high performance tryouts.
To learn more about VERT and to purchase the device, visit www.usavert.com.
USA volleyball will now have the ability to measure athletes' jump height, average jump height, amount of jumps and more – all in real-time. The awareness and understanding of athletic load is crucial to maximizing the highest potential of athletes, as well as preventing injuries. VERT gives coaches and players the opportunity to manage and measure performance.
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball, as well as the Paralympic discipline of sitting volleyball. USA Volleyball has over 300,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $25 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for indoor and beach volleyball, youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education and certification programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please visit www.usavolleyball.org.
VERT is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The company is focused on creating better experiences for sports that people love! The VERT wearable jump device is for all jump sports such as basketball, volleyball, BMX, skateboard and other health and fitness sports. For further information, please visit the company's website at myvert.com.
USA Volleyball: Bill Kauffman, senior manager of communications, Email 719-228-6800
VERT: Michelle Russo, public relations, Email, 510-629-3665
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