New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Krossover, the innovator in providing affordable, easy-to-use data analytics for high school and college sports programs nationwide, today announced the launch of sIQ, a gaming app that provides video clips of real basketball game scenarios where, in the middle of a play, the video freezes and users are given options on how they think the play will end. Krossover will be demoing the app at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd.
“With tens of thousands of games filmed and millions of plays broken down, the Krossover platform is uniquely positioned to tap into an in-depth database to offer real-life sports scenarios that create a fun gaming environment for users,” said Krossover CEO and founder Vasu Kulkarni. “Users can play with their favorite teams, providing them with a real on-the-court feel. Gamers are also able to test their decision making skills, an added value for athletes who can improve their on the court game.”
Krossover’s development of a sports IQ metric will allow anyone to determine their sIQ rating as well as their on-the-court decision making skills – and work on ways to improve them. Based on the user’s accuracy as well as response time to questions, they will learn what their strengths and weaknesses are and will be given questions that will help them improve in areas they are lacking. Users will be able to benchmark their current sports IQ and track progress.
Ben Alamar, the current head of analytics for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and former head of analytics for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is an early user of the application. “The task on an organization to effectively communicate all the new forms of data to their players is incredibly difficult,” said Alamar. “Krossover's sIQ app provides the perfect medium to get around that problem. With the added benefit of forcing players to watch film, analysts and coaches can track player's training progress and learn what's working and what's not."
This year, a number of NBA teams have been testing the sIQ app for recruiting efforts with NCAA players, which adds another layer of data to their draft decision process. The app is initially launching with basketball, and football, soccer, tennis, boxing, and several other sports will soon follow.
Krossover, a New York City-based startup, is a video coordinator that provides sophisticated data analytics technology to the sports world. With an intuitive online platform easily accessible by thousands of high school and college programs, Krossover enables coaches to use video to improve the success of their athletic programs by eliminating the time and financial impediments to managing their filmed content. With an estimated 95% of high school and college athletic programs now recording game video, Krossover is accelerating the use of indexed, on-demand video content by programs of all sizes.
Learn more about Krossover at http://www.krossover.com.