PITTSBURGH/LOUISVILLE – Athletx Sports Group, the nation’s fastest growing youth baseball and softball event and media brand, will partner with baseball and softball technology innovator and leader Diamond Kinetics to bring powerful, fun, and intuitive technology experiences to players at Athletx events & showcases in 2018.
“At Athletx Sports Group, it is our obligation to not only provide unforgettable tournament experiences, but to also extend our passion for the game and aspiring youth athletes, beyond the field,” said Athletx co-owner Aaron Flaker. “We believe that through our partnership with Diamond Kinetics, our athletes will now have the opportunity to advance their game with top-of-the-line, innovative technology, which will allow them to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.”
As the exclusive motion technology partner of Athletx Sports Group, Diamond Kinetics’ SwingTracker® sensor and PitchTracker® smart baseball will be featured at Baseball Youth events, the nation’s largest youth baseball network, currently owned and operated by Athletx.
SwingTracker will be allowed for in-game use during Baseball Youth tournaments, with exclusive offers for Athletx athletes, including data collection at showcases.
“Athletx Sports Group has become a huge proponent and leading supporter of youth baseball with a vision around creating memorable, engaging experiences for baseball and softball families,” said Diamond Kinetics CEO C.J. Handron. “We share this vision and are excited to partner with the various programs under the Athletx brand to not only help players improve, but to create fun and unique on-site experiences.”
As the most comprehensive performance improvement system on the market today, Diamond Kinetics creates the ultimate training platform for hitters and pitchers with SwingTracker and PitchTracker.
The SwingTracker sensor captures 11 swing metrics across four core components of the swing, unlocking unbelievably powerful information and performance improvement tools for coaches and players.
PitchTracker, a first-of-its-kind, revolutionary smart baseball measures such pitching metrics as velocity, spin rate and extension, while allowing for video capture and data sync. As a regulation spec, full-grain leather baseball, PitchTracker mimics the exact look and feel of a normal baseball, giving it a familiarity that pitchers will understand and appreciate.
Currently, Diamond Kinetics’ technologies are currently utilized by such elite college baseball teams as Vanderbilt, Oregon State, Louisville, Clemson and Coastal Carolina and softball teams like Oklahoma, Florida and Arizona, plus such MLB teams as the Toronto Blue Jays.
Athletx Sports Group currently owns and manages Baseball Youth, Gameday USA, Youth Baseball Nationals, and Youth Softball Nationals and hosts over 100,000 players, 250,000 spectators, and 260 individual and team-based events annually through their media umbrella.
The company’s goal is to continue to grow youth diamond sports by partnering with leading companies and creating great experiences and unforgettable memories for baseball families.
About Diamond Kinetics
Founded in 2013, Diamond Kinetics’ enhances the games of baseball and softball by creating engaging experiences that help players improve and also have fun. We are the market leader in mobile motion technology and information that enables player development, superior equipment fitting, objective scouting and recruiting, and engagement-driven entertainment. We do this leveraging an exclusive license to issued patents from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, deep technical expertise, key strategic partnerships and our love for the game.