SideLine Scout Announces partnership with Olympic Gold Medalist David Boudia

SideLine Scout, the leader in video replay &analysis training software, announces Olympic Gold Medalist David Boudiaas its first Gold medal brand ambassador. The partnership kicks off as SideLineScout announces its #morethanvideo campaign.

“We admire David’s commitment to the sport of diving and his strong Christian faith.”

“SideLine Scout enjoyed the opportunity to spend time on the pool deck with David and his coach Adam Soldati. We have implemented multiple enhancements into our software that came directly from that experience.  When the opportunity surfaced for us to join up with David, we jumped on it.” said Steven Smallwood, President, SideLine Scout

Details are crucial for the sport of diving. Sideline Scout provides us with the opportunity to excel in the analysis of the dives to make improvements off the boards and platforms quicker. I am very excited to partner with Sideline Scout and to be a part of a family that studies the sport of diving as serious as the athlete and coaches. They have gone above and beyond to make their platform user-friendly and equipped us with the tools to be the best we can be in the pool.

David Boudia

About SideLine Scout
Established in 2013 to pioneer video replay for High School football and then burst onto the Diving scene in 2016 with help from Olympic Head Coach Drew Johansen, SideLine Scout was the video replay and analysis system for the United States Olympic Diving team as they made a big jump in performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Due to the portability of SideLine Scout, the team was able to travel to Rio and use it in multiple practice sessions in preparation for the competition.  In early 2018, the SideLine Scout team recognized a need as they traveled around the country working with swimming and diving programs for a hands-free low-cost system. Many pools use TiVo-like systems to provide a delayed replay for the athletes to view their previous dives.  These systems have become old and antiquated, so to solve this problem SideLine Scout developed a High Definition hands-free delayed replay application called PoolSide Live. This application runs on an Apple TV and was designed specifically for the aquatic community. More information on this product can be found at PoolSide.Live

About David Boudia
It was at 7 years old as David Boudia was watching the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games that he decided to be an Olympian.  After years of training, his dream came true in 2008 when he competed at the Beijing Olympics, and then later won a Gold and Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and most recently another Silver and Bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games.  His dream may have come true, but he’s far from done following it.  With 17 National titles and four Olympic medals, David Boudia is the top 10m platform diver in the U.S. and one of the best in the world, in both the individual 10m and synchronized 10m events.

Boudia began his diving career at age 11 in 2000. He has stated that “a dive from the great height of an Olympic 10m platform once petrified him,” but he forced himself to overcome this fear to pursue the sport he loved. By 2005 he was a member of the U.S. National Diving Team. That year he won the Speedo National Diving Championships synchronized platform at 16. He left public school after 10th grade and was homeschooled to focus on diving. He began to compete all over the world as he had an eye on the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

From 2006-2008 David and his diving partner, Thomas Finchum, medaled in 14 international meets (10 consecutive), including Gold medals at the 2007 Pan American Games and USA Diving Prix, Bronze at the 2007 World Championship, and Silver at 2009 World Championship. A year later Boudia was named to the 2008 Olympic Team, finishing 10th individual in the 10m platform, and 5th with Finchum in the synchronized 10m.

David also competed at Purdue University where he broke several records, won numerous titles, and received many elite honors.  He finished his college career with six NCAA national titles.

David officially turned pro in April 2011, forgoing his final year of college eligibility to focus on the 2012 Olympics, but he continued to train with college coach Adam Soldati at Purdue.

Boudia won two medals at the 2012 Olympics in London, including a thrilling final-round performance in the individual 10m platform that won him the Gold medal, the first since 2000 for the U.S. He also won Bronze with partner Nick McCrory in the synchronized 10m platform, becoming the first American duo to medal in the event, and the first Olympic medal for the U.S. in men’s diving since the 1996 Games in Atlanta- the Olympic Games that first captured David’s eye.

David went on to win the Silver medal in the 10m synchro at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with his new partner, Steele Johnson, and brought home the Bronze on the individual 10m platform. David became a devout Christian in 2010 through the influence of his college coach. David openly references his religious beliefs and his strong faith plays a very big part in his life.  In October 2012 he married his college sweetheart, Sonnie Brand, and completed his degree at Purdue in December 2013.  David and his wife had their first child, Dakoda Boudia, in September of 2014 and most recently had their second daughter, Mila Boudia, in August 2017.

Contacts
Barrie Bandy
918.777.3794
barrie@sidelinescout.com 

SideLine Scout Announces Partnership with Olympic Medalist Michael Hixon

SideLine Scout, the leader in video replay & analysis training software, announces Olympic Silver Medalist Michael Hixon as its first global brand ambassador. The partnership kicks off as SideLine Scout announces its #morethanvideo campaign.

“We have enjoyed working with Michael the past few years while competing for the Indiana Hoosiers and are excited that we can expand our relationship with him as he trains for Gold in 2020.”

“SideLine Scout has received great input from Head Coach Drew Johansen and the Indiana Hoosier family as well as introducing us to the sport of Diving, so Michael Hixon was a natural fit to serve as our first global brand ambassador,” said Steven Smallwood, President, SideLine Scout. “We are deeply committed to delivering an unmatched experience to help athletes perform at their best and we know Michael will help drive that vision,”

Improvement starts with analysis and analysis starts with SideLine Scout. I’m thrilled to endorse and partner with a company that’s focused on providing easy to use technology to the sport of diving.

Michael Hixon

About SideLine Scout
Established in 2013 to pioneer video replay for High School football and then burst onto the Diving scene in 2016 with help from Head Coach Drew Johansen, SideLine Scout was the video replay and analysis system for the United States Olympic Diving team as they made a big jump in performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Due to the portability of SideLine Scout, the team was able to travel to Rio and use it in multiple practice sessions in preparation for the competition. In early 2018, the SideLine Scout team recognized a need as they traveled around the country working with swimming and diving programs for a hands-free low-cost system. Many pools use TiVo like systems to provide a delayed replay for the athletes to view their previous dives as they exit the pool. These systems have become old and antiquated, so to solve this problem SideLine Scout developed a High Definition hands-free delayed replay application called PoolSide Live. This application runs on an Apple TV 4K and was designed specifically for the aquatic community. More information on this product can be found at PoolSide.Live 

About Michael Hixon
Michael Hixon was a talented multi-sport athlete growing up but chose to concentrate on diving as he entered high school. Born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, Hixon began diving at the national level when he was 12 and had won the 1m competition at the national championships three years running. Hixon is a six-time junior U.S. champion and won two bronze medals in the 1m and 3m events, at the 2009 Junior Pan-American Diving Championships in Calgary.

In 2011, Hixon captured the 1m springboard title at U.S. National Championships in Los Angeles. Hixon also won silver in the 3m synchro with Darian Schmidt at the 2013 AT&T National Diving Championships. Michael then went on to win the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship titles on both the 1m & 3m springboard events in 2014 for the University of Indiana. Hixon won the bronze in the 1m at the 2015 World Aquatics Championship in Kazan, Russia and won the 1m springboard at the 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championship. In the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Michael Hixon teamed up with Sam Dorman on the 3m synchro to win the Silver. 

Contacts 
Barrie Bandy
918.777.3794
barrie@sidelinescout.com 

USA Diving

We promised a big announcement earlier this summer and here it is! To say we are excited is an understatement. GameDay Edge is pleased to announce a new partnership with USA Diving. With our system we are able get their athletes the latest technology. By combining the best coaches with the best technology, we help Coaches make Champions.

This partnership will allow the athletes to utilize the SideLine Scout system in practice to increase the impact each practice has. We look forward to working closely with the athletes to help them on the road to Rio.

Please click on the link below to see the official press release from USA Diving.

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Diving/News/2016/July/28/USA-Diving-announces-partnership-with-GameDay-Edge-and-SideLine-Scout

If you feel that the SideLine Scout system could help your athletes compete at the next level, give us a call at 918-777-3794 or check out our online store at sidelinescout.com/shop!

SideLine Scout for Football and Diving

We all know how much preparation goes into a game or competition. There’s travel, cameras, equipment, stretching, taping, etc. Any speed bumps can mean added stress when you don’t need it. SideLine Scout is here to ease that stress.

SideLine Scout is easy to set-up, so you can focus on what’s important. Check out our video so you can see just how fast and easy it is to set-up and get started filming so you can get back to the action.

Call us today at 918-777-3794 or visit us online at sidelinescout.com/shop to purchase your football or diving system.

SideLine Scout gets even more simple

In the last year, we’ve made many enhancements to simplify our SideLine Scout product. Our most recent improvement involved removing the use of a laptop. After testing this solution for the last year, it is time for all of our clients to benefit. This has reduced the amount of equipment needed and made our SideLine Scout box the first “all-in-one”.

The console is now operational from an iPad, iPhone, or tablet and doesn’t have to be tethered to the box like a laptop. With the change, our system is even easier to set-up. It now takes less time, and is less involved.

If you would like to learn more about these changes or find out how we can help your program, please call 918-777-3794. You can also shop online at https://sidelinescout.com/shop/

NFHS & NCAA Video Replay Rule Changes

In 2013, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) added a rule allowing the use of video during football games. This has changed the way coaches prepare, make adjustments and teach! Now coaches across the country are able to utilize SideLine Scout to change the way they practice, play, and win. Below is the updated rule text that allows the use of SideLine Scout’s instant replay system:

NFHS Football Rules, rule 1.6.1.2: USE OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES EXPANDED (1-6): The committee has expanded use of communication devices to allow coaches, players and non-players to use any form of available communication technology during authorized conferences outside the 9-yard marks (7-yard marks in nine-, eight- and six-player competition), on the sidelines and during the halftime intermission period. Use of communication devices by players except during conferences outside the 9-yard marks continues to be prohibited.

Rule 1.6.1.2, along with SideLine Scout, provides instant feedback that benefits football programs in many ways such as:

  • Solving execution issues during the game right after the play, not after the game.
  • Giving players a visual aid to assist in correcting mistakes. Players can better understand the changes they need to make.
  • Providing coaches with a tool to see the game almost instantly. Coaches can now make adjustments on the fly right from the sidelines.

Currently in-game video use is allowed in all states except Texas and Massachusetts.

See how SideLine Scout can help change the way you play your game at sidelinescout.com/shop today!