For the 2012 football season, Stanford will become the first college team to welcome in a new era of technology. With the start of training camp around the corner, each Cardinal player and coach is being given an iPad that houses the team’s digital playbook along with other team-related materials.
The iPad Playbook was developed by PlayerLync, a Denver-based digital communications company. Additionally, five NFL teams are utilizing the cost-effective device.
“It’s exciting and an honor to be the first university in the nation to partner with PlayerLync,” says Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football, David Shaw, on GoStanford.com. “Being at the forefront of technology that can help us do our jobs better and help our players learn better, while at the same time being environmentally conscious and cost effective, is part of what Stanford is all about.
“Stanford University provides our scholar-athletes with the best tools on and off the field to excel at the highest level.”
iPad Playbook Makes Players’ Lives Easier in the Long Run
The device is outfitted with daily notes, the team’s training camp playbook and weekly game playbooks as well. The all-in-one device allows players to view documents and video immediately after publication by the coaching staff.
“We are proud to team up with Stanford in taking the technology lead in the NCAA,” says PlayerLync Co-Founder, President and CEO Bob Paulsen. “We know that Coach Shaw did his research in choosing the best tools available for the team. By combining PlayerLync’s industry leading platform with the talent and intelligence of the Cardinal football organization, Stanford is in exceptional position to continue their tradition of success for many years to come.”
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