Pocket Radar Partners with Softball Canada’s CANpitch and National Team Programs

Pocket Radar’s Ball Coach™ model has been named the Official Radar Gun of the National Teams program, to help provide speed measurement for their coaching and training.

March 29, 2017 –

(Santa Rosa, CA) Softball Canada and Pocket Radar, Inc. are extremely pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership. As a Partner of Softball Canada’s CANpitch program, Pocket Radar’s Ball Coach™ model has also been named the Official Radar Gun of the National Teams program, to help provide speed measurement for their coaching and training. The Canadian National Softball Teams are recognized as one of the top teams in the world in all four international softball categories, while CANpitch is a development program that introduces and develops the fundamental skills of windmill pitching to Canada’s children and youth.

Throughout our discussions with Pocket Radar, they showed strong interest in our great development programs and we saw a great fit utilizing their Ball Coach radar with our CANpitch and National Team programs” stated Gilles LeBlanc, Manager of Marketing and Communications at Softball Canada. “We are thrilled to partner with a company that shares our passion for softball and we look forward to working with them on other exciting developments in the near future.”

The Ball Coach radar is a pro-level radar gun and speed-training tool for player coaching or self-guided drills, with hands-free operation keeping it simple. Because of its discreet and convenient size, coaches and parents are able to analyze player tendencies without affecting behavior. By measuring crucial results like pitching speeds, Ball Exit Speed off the bat (also referred to as Exit Velocity) and position player throwing velocities, training with the Ball Coach radar helps athletes get better, faster.

We are very excited to partner with Softball Canada’s CANpitch and National Team programs. We view it as a great opportunity for us to introduce our Ball Coach radar to some of the best coaches and athletes in the world,” said Steve Goody, CEO and co-founder of Pocket Radar, Inc. “The CANpitch program provides top notch training to pitchers throughout each province and territory, and it is an honor to help the National Teams continue to improve by training with our technology.

Launched in 2011, Softball Canada’s CANpitch program has reached over 10,000 aspiring pitchers through six-week training clinics. Softball Canada has assembled a network of Master Pitching Instructors (MPI) and Regional Pitching Instructors (RPI) in each province who teach a nationally standardized curriculum founded in Long Term Player Development (LTPD) principles that reflects an athlete-centered approach to learning.

The Canadian National Team program is currently ranked third in the World in Women’s Softball and fourth in Men’s Softball. Recent WBSC Softball World Championship results include a Gold medal for the Men’s team and fourth place finish for the Junior Women’s team in 2015; and Bronze medals for the Women’s and Junior Men’s teams in 2016. Both the Men’s and Women’s teams also won Gold at the 2015 Pan American Games.

About Pocket Radar
From the world’s smallest certified accurate speed radar, to the only radar gun specifically designed for coaching and training, Pocket Radar has engineered a revolutionary product line to fit your speed measurement needs. Each Pocket Radar design includes exceptional performance and technology that fits in the palm of your hand. Pocket Radar products are convenient and rugged enough for everyday use by everyone from pro to amateur, to championship winning coaches and anyone interested in speed. For more information about Pocket Radar, visit www.PocketRadar.com

About Softball Canada
The Canadian Amateur Softball Association, commonly known as Softball Canada, is a not-for-profit National Sport Organization based in Ottawa, Ontario founded in 1965. Softball Canada is administered by an eight-member Board of Directors elected by the country’s 12 Provincial and Territorial Associations, and is supported by eight staff members working in the National Office. Softball Canada’s Coach and Umpire Development programs are recognized as worldwide leaders in the sport of softball, and all four of Canada’s National Teams (Men and Women, Junior Men and Women) are perennial medal threats in all international competitions. With funding annually provided by Sport Canada, membership fees, sales and sponsorship, Softball Canada develops programming to target various segments of its membership, including the Learn to Play, CANpitch and Triple Play Programs. For more information, please visit www.softball.ca

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Head Coach of the Philadelphia AAAA District XII Champions, Olney Charter High School, reviews the Ball Coach radar

Coaches in multiple sports have found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods.  Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, used exclusively by scouts to measure fastball velocity, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes.  It is just as accurate within 120 feet of range on a baseball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing.

Here is some feedback we received from Olney Charter High School head coach, Daniel Karlyn, and his use of the Ball Coach radar at practice with his players.  He guided his team last season to the 2016 AAAA District XII and Public League Championship.

“The Ball Coach radar has been a great benefit to my baseball program. Running an inner city program that has a limited budget, I have been looking for a product that helps me measure my pitchers velocity so I could help them get recruited into colleges. Expensive radar guns have never been an option for me until I came across Pocket Radar. Their reasonably priced tool allows me to gauge my pitchers velocity and progress. It also allows me to give accurate velocity numbers to college coaches when I reach out to them about one of my players. I love the size of the unit and the tripod accessory that allows you to set the Ball Coach radar up almost anywhere. The feature that allows you to track pitch velocity hands free especially comes in handy when I want to log information at the same time as measuring a pitch. As an added bonus, this also tracks exit speed off the bat so you can measure your hitters as well. This is not only a great product, but also a great product for the money. I recommend this product to all coaches who are serious about tracking development of their pitchers and hitters.”

We look forward to hearing about the upcoming season from coach Karlyn and the team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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Dykstra Baseball Reviews the Ball Coach Radar

We are proud to partner with Dykstra Baseball, and look forward to helping bring speed measurement to their training by using our Ball Coach radar.  Here is a little more background info about them:  Dykstra Baseball is a one-of-a-kind baseball organization founded by former MLB player Allan Dykstra. Our goal is to take what’s taught and expected at the professional level and then tailor it to the specific player’s current skill-set. We do this through in-person lessons, camps and our cutting edge online baseball instruction and player analysis.  Learn more at their website:  Dykstra Baseball

Allan Dykstra is one of many coaches/trainers in multiple sports that has found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods.  Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, used exclusively by scouts to measure fastball velocity, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes.  It is just as accurate within 120 feet of range on a baseball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing.

Here is some feedback we received from Allan and hitting instructor Eric Peyton (former player and minor league hitting coach with the Padres) about their use of the Ball Coach radar during training with their players:

“Pocket Radar is at the cutting edge of the technology wave in baseball training.  The Ball Coach radar puts the most important information to college coaches and professional scouts in your hands with an easy to use and portable system.  As a player knowing your velocity numbers, throwing and hitting exit velocity, allows you to get instant feedback on your training and gives you tangible goals to work towards.  It shows when progress is being made by the player which is priceless.” – Allan Dykstra

“The Ball Coach radar allows me to carry my radar gun where ever I go.  I am able to check the exit velocity of a swing anytime I need to. Very valuable instrument.  Hitter’s approach change when they know their numbers”  - Eric Peyton

 

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We look forward to hearing more upcoming results from Allan and his team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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Menlo College Oaks softball team trains with the Ball Coach radar to gear up for 2017 season

Menlo College softball team measuring Exit Speed with the Ball Coach radar

Many coaches in multiple sports have found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods.  Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, used exclusively by scouts to measure fastball velocity, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes of all ages.  It is just as accurate within 120 feet of range on a baseball/softball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing.

Here is some feedback we received from Menlo College softball head coach, Christen Hardee, and her use of the Ball Coach radar at practice with the team:

“Having used the original Pocket Radar and now the Ball Coach, I have always loved the convenience and discreteness of the device especially while recruiting or testing pitchers in practice.  The Ball Coach with it’s continuous feed enables us more versatile use.  We are able to not only monitor pitching speeds, but throws from catchers, OF, INF as well as exit speed (off the bat).  Having a way to measure these enables athletes to have specific measurable goals to increasing their speed and efficiency and therefore their overall performance to take our team to the next level.”

 

We look forward to hearing more upcoming results from coach Hardee and the team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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KHO Baseball League 14U Champions train with the Ball Coach Radar

KHO Baseball League 14U Champions train with the Ball Coach Radar

Many coaches in multiple sports have found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods.  Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, used exclusively by scouts to measure fastball velocity, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes of all ages.  It is just as accurate within 120 feet of range on a baseball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing.

Here is some feedback we received from NYSCA certified baseball 14U Spartans coach, Martin Rivera, and his use of the Ball Coach radar at practice with his players:

“The Ball Coach radar is a great tool to own.  It has been an instrumental tool to the progression of our pitchers, to know in-depth, their strengths and improvement areas for each pitcher is key.  Having the reliability, confidence and most important, the precision of knowing how fast each pitch the opponent and your own pitcher are throwing, is priceless!  The Ball Coach radar gives a coach an extra edge, by providing real-time data of your team strengths and weak point(s), it is a vital addition for any coach to have in their gear-bag.”

We look forward to hearing more upcoming results from coach Rivera and the team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

 

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Pocket Radar team attends 2017 Mohegan Sun World Baseball and Softball Coaches’ Convention

The Pocket Radar team was in Uncasville, CT for the annual Mohegan Sun World Baseball and Softball Coaches’ Convention January 19-21.  Here is a description of the event from their baseball website: This world-class baseball coaches’ convention attracts more than 1,000 coaches from all levels of play, features more than 90 exhibitors from leading-edge companies and offers more than 30 top presenters. Our presenters – major league coaches, top collegiate coaches, successful high school and youth level coaches to top performance specialists covering both the physical and the mental side of the game – are committed to offering sessions that will help you improve your coaching skills and make your team and your entire baseball program better.

We were happy to make the long journey from the west coast to the east coast to interact and engage with baseball and softball coaches of all levels across the Northeast.  We can get a feel for how the coaches think about the product, how they use it, and what else they would like to see from Pocket Radar.  It is also a great opportunity to let coaches know of the powerful training aspects that Pocket Radar provides other than just measuring pitch speed, including Ball Exit Velocity off the bat.

Our new product, the Pro Radar System was very well received at the convention. The Pro Radar System is the most affordable pro performance radar system on the market.  It has up to 200 feet of range on a baseball, over 300 feet on larger objects and is very portable for on-field battery powered operation that lasts all day.  It has multiple mounting configurations, uses standard Alkaline C-size batteries and is also compatible with standard USB power supply and battery solutions.  Players and coaches working with training facilities, showcases, camps, clinics and combines will be able to get instant feedback on Ball Exit Velocity as well as Pitching, Serving, Shooting & Throwing Speeds to help them get better faster.  It also creates an interactive experience for spectators.

If you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

2017 ABCA convention in Anaheim, CA a great time for Pocket Radar team

The 2017 ABCA show held at the Anaheim Convention Center

The Pocket Radar team was in Anaheim, CA for the annual ABCA (Amateur Baseball Coaches Association) convention earlier this month January 5-7.  We look forward to this event every year with great excitement because of the great people, atmosphere and the ability to showcase our new products.  This year we were happy to display our new Pro Radar System, which was created with direct feedback and input from coaches at past conventions.

Named Best of Show at the 2016 ABCA convention in Nashville, the Pro Radar System is the most affordable pro performance radar system on the market.  It has up to 200 feet of range on a baseball, over 300 feet on larger objects and is very portable for on-field battery powered operation that lasts all day.  It has multiple mounting configurations, uses standard Alkaline C-size batteries and is also compatible with standard USB power supply and battery solutions.  Players and coaches working with training facilities, showcases, camps, clinics and combines will be able to get instant feedback on Ball Exit Velocity as well as Pitching, Serving, Shooting & Throwing Speeds to help them get better faster.  It also creates an interactive experience for spectators.

The Pro Radar System was very well received at the convention and we sold out of the inventory that we brought.  The convention is very important to the company because it lets us interact and engage with baseball coaches of all levels across the country.  We can get a feel for how the coaches think about the product, how they use it, and what else they would like to see from Pocket Radar.  It is also a great opportunity to let coaches know of the powerful training aspects that Pocket Radar provides other than just measuring pitch speed.

Check out a few more photos captured from the event below.

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Pocket Radar travels to Columbus, Ohio for AVCA Convention and Final Four

US National Women's Volleyball head coach, Karch Kiraly, chats with President Chris Stewart after a presentation.

US National Women’s Volleyball head coach, Karch Kiraly, chats with President Chris Stewart after a presentation.

The Pocket Radar team was in Columbus, OH for the annual AVCA (Amateur Volleyball Coaches Association) convention and Women’s Final Four December 15-17.  We were thrilled to see a big fan of our technology, Stanford women’s volleyball head coach John Dunning, capture his 5th National Championship.  He was recognized as the 2016 AVCA Women’s Coach of the Year.  It was also nice getting to catch up with Ithaca College head coach, Johan Dulfer, who stopped by the booth after his presentation “Serving with a Purpose: Speed and Scoring.”

The annual convention is very important to the company because it lets us interact and engage with volleyball coaches of all levels across the country.  We can get a feel for how the coaches think about the product, how they use it, and what else they would like to see from Pocket Radar.  This year we were happy to display our new Pro Radar System, which was created with direct feedback and input from coaches at past conventions.

The most affordable pro performance radar system on the market, the Pro Radar System has up to 200 feet of range on a baseball, over 300 feet on larger objects and is very portable for on-field battery powered operation that lasts all day.  It has multiple mounting configurations, uses standard Alkaline C-size batteries and is also compatible with standard USB power supply and battery solutions.  Players and coaches working with training facilities, showcases, camps, clinics and combines will be able to get instant feedback on serving and hitting speeds to help them get better faster.  It also creates an interactive experience for spectators.

Check out a few more photos captured from the event below.

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Another great year in the books for the Pocket Radar team at the annual NFCA Convention

2-time National Champion Florida softball head coach, Tim Walton, checking out the new Pro Radar System with co-founders Steve Goody and Grant Moulton.

2-time National Champion Florida softball head coach, Tim Walton, checking out the new Pro Radar System with co-founders Steve Goody and Grant Moulton.

The Pocket Radar team was in New Orleans, LA for the annual NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) convention earlier this month December 8-9.  We look forward to this event every year with great excitement because of the great people, atmosphere and the ability to showcase our new products.  This year we were happy to display our new Pro Radar System, which was created with direct feedback and input from coaches at past conventions.

The most affordable pro performance radar system on the market, the Pro Radar System has up to 200 feet of range on a baseball, over 300 feet on larger objects and is very portable for on-field battery powered operation that lasts all day.  It has multiple mounting configurations, uses standard Alkaline C-size batteries and is also compatible with standard USB power supply and battery solutions.  Players and coaches working with training facilities, showcases, camps, clinics and combines will be able to get instant feedback on Ball Exit Velocity as well as Pitching, Serving, Shooting & Throwing Speeds to help them get better faster.  It also creates an interactive experience for spectators.

The Pro Radar System was very well received at the convention and we sold out of the inventory that we brought.  The convention is very important to the company because it lets us interact and engage with softball coaches of all levels across the country.  We can get a feel for how the coaches think about the product, how they use it, and what else they would like to see from Pocket Radar.  It is also a great opportunity to let coaches know of the powerful training aspects that Pocket Radar provides other than just measuring pitch speed.

Check out a few more photos captured from the event below.

If you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at info@PocketRadar.com

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Pocket Radar Team Meets Adam Savage of MythBusters Fame

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Pocket Radar co-founders, Steve Goody and Chris Stewart, with MythBuster Adam Savage (middle).

Recently Steve Goody and Chris Stewart, two of the founders of Pocket Radar Inc. had the privilege of getting to meet with Adam Savage of MythBusters fame. Adam was here in town giving a talk to young college students at Sonoma State University. He was hosted by Professor Jeremy Qualls from the Physics department. Adam shared with everyone how all of the skills that he has acquired along the way in a multitude of different areas helped lead to his success. He also gave us some insights into what he has been up to since MythBusters. Adam took the time to answer many questions from the young people in the audience. He also had some great physics demonstrations for us. He is a great story teller and was inspiring to everyone that came.

Steve and Chris had a great time getting to meet with Adam in person and thanked him for being an inspiration to kids of all ages. His ability to make science fun and entertaining has inspired an entire generation. Adam told them that his friend Jim Meigs, who was the editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics magazine when we first introduced the original Pocket Radar product, had sent him a Pocket Radar as a gift. Adam told us that he still has it in his tool kit and it is his favorite speed measurement device. As usual the problem with using it on the TV show is that it does not look like what people expect when you say “radar gun”. Of course, with all of the people discovering what Pocket Radar products can do, we expect that to change sometime soon.

In the end we thanked Adam for being a Pocket Radar user and told him that we hoped that we could find a way to help him out in the future. He is spending a lot of time right now helping out with Maker spaces all over the country along with the dozens of other projects he has in the works. Check out some of the latest at his web-site: http://www.tested.com/

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