PitchVision gave one lucky club the chance to have a PitchVision Match set installed at their ground, with Bath CC the grateful competition winners. Here’s what the club’s director of coaching Rob Maggs thought of the revolutionary video scoring and live streaming technology.
We’re really excited to have PitchVision at our club, especially in terms of the live streaming online, and the video feedback players can get. With PitchVision we are going to upload all the player’s personal performances onto their own accounts for training purposes.
It gives players such easy-to-use feedback of their own performance. You can sit down with a coach and say, ‘this is what actually happened in the game and this is what happens during training when you bowl’, and then ask, ‘are they different? Why are the scenarios different? Is there anything in your thought processes you’re doing differently to a match?’ I hope a lot of clubs take it up because it’s such a good opportunity for them to build libraries of their players.
We’re going to be streaming every home game live through PitchVision. We were fortunate enough to play in a final at Taunton a few weeks ago where they had live streaming of the game on YouTube, and those who couldn’t get to the final that day were really impressed with the footage. They could see that game live and could actually follow it, even though they weren’t there. It gave quite a lot of our supporters an added interest.
We were already looking at putting PitchVision products in our indoor centre, but it wasn’t until our scorer Polly Rhodes entered us in the competition that we really became aware of PV/Match. We are already looking to purchase it for our second team ground so we’ve got some live streaming for our third and fourth team. We can then put that on in our clubhouse to see how they are getting on.
We really are so excited about having PitchVision at Bath CC. I think it could even help keep people in the game who might otherwise drift away.
WHAT CLUBS SAY
There are plenty of club cricketers with high aspirations. PV/Match is a great performance analysis tool for supporting those looking to develop their game. It’s important that clubs buy into products like this to recognise and provide cutting edge technology for their players. Along with PitchVision’s wider suite of products, they are showing a forward thinking approach to providing the very best in performance enhancing and social engagement technology that amateur sport has to offer.
Ealing Cricket Club
Tom Morton, director of cricket
PitchVision is a truly fantastic innovation in coaching and scoring. The ability to actively use pin point analysis and give accurate visual evidence whilst coaching Players of all ages is immensely advantageous. It seems to be growing more and more popular amongst all our players and scorers, not to mention many cricket Badgers about!
Aston Rowant Cricket Club
Wesley Morrick, director of cricket
WOSCC are looking forward to making PV Match an addition to the club in 2018. The social media sharing function will help us push live coverage out to our large following and around the world. We will use it to put WOSCC on the map. We know it will take our coaching program to a new level with match footage adding to training footage already captured by PV/ONE, all sitting in the Portal for player and coach review instantaneously.
West of Scotland Cricket Club