Half-Time Board eases coaching burden

PLUS
Vision Corporation of

America
and its distribution partner, Touchboards, today introduced the Half-Time Board
— a specialized version of the PLUS M-11 copyboard designed to streamline game
planning and strategy for athletic teams and coaches.

The
Half-Time Board includes all the features of the PLUS M-11 copyboard, including
the ability to print out and save drawings, and notes written on the whiteboard
surface. The Half-Time Board is distinct in that it includes an overlaid image
of a sports field, enabling coaches to diagram plays and add notes with greater
precision.

With the
Half-Time Board, users are not required to redraw the field with each use. This
saves time and maintains consistency. Once the plays are diagrammed and the
notes are added over the field image, everything can be printed out or saved
directly to a computer or to a portable flash drive for electronic distribution
to team members. Although the Half-Time Board is currently available in
football, basketball, soccer, and hockey versions, Touchboards has the
capability of creating custom boards for any sport or activity that is
structured on a distinctive image template, such as a geographical map or a
chess board.

“The
Half-Time Board offers a new dimension in ease of use to coaches and their
teams. The coaching staff has more flexibility to brainstorm and run plays, and
then review them later to decide which to keep and include in the team’s
playbook,” said Craig Heiman, director of sales for PLUS Vision.
“We’ve even designed the Half-Time Board to print on all-weather paper, so
notes can be taken out onto the field and referred to in all kinds of
conditions.”

“The
Half-Time Board is a direct response to an opportunity we saw among the
athletic community to give coaches and teams a more effective way to design
plays and game strategies,” said Rich Wagner, president, Touchboards.
“As the largest U.S. retailer of interactive copyboards and our
best-selling manufacturer, PLUS Vision was the ideal partner to help us develop
this exciting new product. The versatility of the M-11 copyboard is well-known
for many different types of applications.”

The
Half-Time Board is now available from www.halftimeboard.com, a subsidiary of Touchboards, and is
sold directly to coaches and athletic directors. Pricing begins at under $700.