Technology Savvy Coaches Land More Football Scholarships

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Football Coaching embraces new technology for studying video more likely to reap scholarship benefits.

For years the Landro Play Analyzer has been instrumental in helping high school football players study video, improve performance and earn football scholarships. Now the company is offering a lower cost annual subscription version to help coaches with lean budgets and provide high school players a scholarship shot they otherwise might miss.

At the NFL level systems to help watch and study video run into several hundred thousand dollars. Landro brought that budget-busting number down to just under $5,000 for complete hardware systems and as low as $1,495 for basic software-only solutions. Now Landro is offering an annual subscription plan at a cost of only $995, a breakthrough for smaller or inner-city schools.

The system has played a major role in landing football scholarships for high school players who use the system to quickly assemble a video log of their best moments and then electronically ship them off to college coaches.

Take for instance the case of a player at DeLand High School in Florida. He was graduating without any offers to play college ball. His coach at the time, Kevin Pettis, posted the player's video from Landro play analyzer to Landro StudySite and sent a link to his database of running back coaches and in 4 hours the kid had two offers. Within three days 9 offers had come in and after two weeks he had 24 offers. Some of these offers even came from D-1 schools.

The system allows coaches to record, analyze and utilize game plays without the hassle of videotape; coaches across the nation are finding the Landro to be an essential part of their game strategy. And more players are using it to make recruiting videos for college football scholarships.

"Parents and boosters saw the benefits immediately and the ramifications it had for recruiting and scholarships. They raised the funds to buy it very quickly," says high school coach Joe Thompson.
"There is no doubt that the Landro Play Analyzer helped me get a scholarship from a Division I school," says another player. "I was able to prepare my own recruitment tape from all my highlight plays during the season. By having the game video so well organized, I was able to quickly make a high quality highlight video without the coach spending hours doing it for me."

The young man's coach was so proud that he contacted Landro to tell him that the athlete was not a star player and otherwise may not have captured the attention of a Division I college scholarship program.

What is the reaction among the football coaching ranks to the new subscription plan?
Bradshaw Mountain High School football coach Chuck Apap says, "Even at $5,000 the system was easy to sell to parents and boosters after they saw the benefits their kids would enjoy…. You've got to get people to believe in what you do. This system makes that so easy."

For athletes looking for college football scholarships, the new price is easy to take also.

For more information about IRIS Technologies, Inc., contact Rob Firment at rfirment@iristech.com; write 104 Industrial Park Road
Greensburg, PA 15601, call (866) 354-4747, fax 724-832-8999 or visit the website:
http://www.landro.com

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