It’s only August, but our lives have been full of basketball the past several weeks. In case you missed it, we just released an entirely new workflow that has our hardwood coaches across the country pumped up. To keep the excitement rolling, we’re going coast to coast on a basketball-focused Hudl Up Tour, hitting 22 cities in just eight weeks.
With the announcement of our new basketball tools came the opportunity to send coaches the right gear to dominate that workflow. For the last few weeks, all new teams and existing users who switch to the new pricing model get an iPad Mini, iPad Mini case, tripod, and lenses – all on us. We expected basketball coaches to get excited, but the interest from other sports like football, lacrosse and soccer has been overwhelming.
We love Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s where Hudl was born and where we hope to continue growing for years to come. Not to mention it’s right in the middle of the United States, which is great when you’re a company working with teams from two of the nation’s most popular sports – football and basketball. Soccer and rugby, on the other hand, can be tricky. So, we recently acquired Replay Analysis, a London-based company used by some of the sports’ biggest names.
July is over and it’s time for Support to kick into high gear! With school out across the country, this was our last “slow” month for the year. We’ve enjoyed these relaxing days, but know that supportnado is in the forecast. Let’s take a look back at how July stacked up to months past, and get a feel for what the next few months have in store.
Have you ever used a product and run into a problem, but wanted to avoid contacting the company to get that problem resolved? At some point you might think, “Hey, I’m pretty tech savvy! I could probably solve this myself if they would just give me a couple of steps.” You’re not alone.
Our time at the 2014 THSCA Convention was awesome (not to say every other year wasn’t). Coaches are always excited to become bigger experts in their areas of expertise, grab some free swag, and get a glimpse at our latest features. Basketball coaches got the biggest surprise with a deeper look at our new tools designed with their games in mind.
The 2014 Opening wrapped up a week ago and we’re still reeling from the amazing talent that dominated the fields at Nike World Headquarters. Each of the five days brought some special stuff to the table, but Wednesday and Thursday were packed with actual football games. Well, as actual as 7-on-7 gets. In the middle of July, we’ll take what we can get.
Well, the year is already halfway over and it’s been a whirlwind six months. We’ve more than doubled our staff, dominated our new goals, and supported more coaches than ever, so it’s pretty exciting to take a look back and recap how things have gone for Support. But, being a sports company, we can’t ignore the office being engulfed in FIFA madness. So, in honor of the 2014 World Cup, take in the first ever Support/FIFA stat mashup!
Sunday and Monday may have been all about the quarterback, but Tuesday allowed for every other position to strut its stuff in the final SPARQ tests of 2014. After a timed 40-yard dash, agility shuttle, kneeling power ball toss and vertical leap, it’s obvious there’s no shortage of raw talent in this year’s Opening class.
Athletes invaded Nike’s campus Monday afternoon for the first official day of the 2014 Opening, but it was the second day of hard work for this year’s Elite 11 finalists. Sunday was packed with two practices – one was all about agility, the other featured receivers for routes on air.