Nike Goes to Camp with Dartfish Video Solutions
Nike Sports Camps will offer Dartfish video solutions to young tennis players and athletes at select locations. The partnership will enable coaches to film the campers while playing tennis and other sports, compile the footage into a digital library of video clips highlighting movements with key positions, upload videos on Dartfish.TV for private viewing, analyze the movements, and compare them to a professional player of choice. As a result, coaches and players can review performances and recommend corrective actions.
Headquartered in San Rafael, CA, Nike Sports Camps is operated by U.S. Sports Camp (USSC). USSC provides high quality sports education and skill enhancement and is the largest sports camp network in the country.
“We run sports camps so that young athletes can get better, through concentrated training and high quality coaching,” says USSC CEO Charlie Hoevele. “The use of Dartfish technology substantially helps our campers with fundamental improvement. It is one of the best learning tools available anywhere and we are incorporating it into the majority of our Nike Tennis and sports camps this summer.”
“Empowering young athletes with the right training tools at an early age is crucial to enhancing their performance,” says Dartfish CEO Victor Bergonzoli. “Video is a powerful medium to learn and we are delighted that Nike Sports Camps has made it possible for these young athletes to experience the same sophisticated learning techniques that are used by professional players.”