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PG and GameChanger Team Up
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Game USA and GameChanger Media Team up to Revolutionize Amateur
scouting software and live online game updates at high school
showcase tournaments this month
YORK (May 18, 2011)
Game USA, amateur
baseball’s top producer of amateur showcase tournaments, announces
today it has adopted award-winning mobile scorekeeping, scouting, and
live update software created by GameChanger Media, Inc.
the GameChanger technology, Perfect Game will stream live
pitch-by-pitch updates to the web for over 10,000 games annually,
while tracking over 140 stats and 400 scouting metrics for every
player. This revolutionizing of amateur scouting -- a process
previously managed with paper and pencil -- makes the recruiting
process more efficient for pro and college teams while ensuring
visibility for every recruit.
free GameChanger scorekeeping apps for iPhone, iPad and Android are
designed for coaches and scorekeepers of amateur teams. During the
game, a volunteer scorekeeper records all the action on the app’s
touch-screen: tapping simple menus for balls, strikes and hits, and
dragging and dropping defensive players and base-runners. As each
play is recorded, the app beams live pitch-by-pitch updates to the
Internet so fans can follow in real-time on web browsers or mobile
phones. Over 15,000 amateur teams have used the GameChanger software
since its 2010 launch.
part of the deal with Perfect Game, new features have been designed
for the GameChanger iPad app that will capture over 400 evaluative
player notes, rating every aspect of the athlete’s potential
including hitting, pitching, fielding, and running.
tournaments feature thousands of players that must be evaluated in a
matter of days,” said Perfect Game President Jerry Ford. “Managing
comprehensive scouting notes for each player on paper was tedious and
time consuming. With GameChanger, it’s possible for our staff to
capture and organize stats and scouting notes as the games happen.
We’ll be more efficient, scouts will have immediate access to live
game updates and fans can follow along from the bleachers or at home.
But most importantly, each player will be given a better opportunity
for maximum exposure.”
“We’re looking to
revolutionize amateur baseball scouting, which has long been an
‘offline’ paper and pencil process,” said GameChanger Media CEO
Ted Sullivan. “By joining forces with Perfect Game, we’re
helping make this process more efficient and therefore providing more
opportunities to thousands of young players at the highest level of
the amateur game.”
Game showcase tournaments start Memorial Day weekend.
Perfect Game USA
Game USA is devoted to furthering the development and career of the
talented high school baseball player. To that end, Perfect Game USA
produces the very highest national level individual player showcases
and team tournaments all over the United States. These events have
proved invaluable to the college coaching community and major league
baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ball
players all in one location. For more on Perfect Game and their
events, visit www.perfectgame.org.
GameChanger Media, Inc.
Media is committed to finding new ways to generate and distribute
content in a digital age. Its launch product, GameChanger, is a
mobile and web tool that delivers real-time local amateur baseball
and softball game updates to the web. The company was founded in 2009
in New York City. Learn more at: www.GameChanger.io.
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