Team Coach’s Eye All Named to Team Representing USA in Sochi

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Video technology gives team members Patrick Deneen, Billy Demong and Heather Richardson an edge as part of daily training as they prepare for Sochi.

Patrick Deneen reviewing his run with Coach's Eye slopeside on his iPad..

This is a big change from the way we trained for Vancouver. We are using Coach's Eye all day, every day.

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are just around the corner, and the World’s biggest stage is being set. Team Coach’s Eye members Patrick Deneen, Billy Demong and Heather Richardson were officially named to Team USA on Jan. 27, though the work is not over for these athletes. As they make their final preparations to take on the world this February in Sochi, Russia, Team Coach’s Eye will continue to use leading video technology, TechSmith’s Coach’s Eye.

Team Coach’s Eye consists of world-class athletes that have leveraged the Coach’s Eye app as an invaluable training aide for their sport. The team includes:

  •     Patrick Deneen – Freestyle Skier – 2014 and 2010 Olympian and World Champion
  •     Billy Demong – Nordic Combined – 2014 Olympian and 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion
  •     Heather Richardson – Speedskating – 2014 and 2010 Olympian and 2013 Sprint World Champion

Team Coach’s Eye has utilized the mobile app over the past few months during training to gain an edge over their competition and will continue to do so in practice runs leading to Sochi. Coach’s Eye provides on-the-spot video analysis that allows athletes and coaches to instantly record and analyze video right on their mobile device. This level of accessibility amplifies learning by enabling instant review of key moments with precise video scrubbing and slow-motion video playback.

"Coach's Eye allows me to provide vital instruction to Heather on the ice, which makes for increased efficiency and effectiveness of her workouts," said Ryan Shimbukoro, Heather Richardson’s Coach.

Coach's Eye expands on traditional training methods as well. The app creates video analysis that can be distributed in a variety of ways- coaches can share feedback directly with an athlete or make it publicly available for team members to view. Coaches can also simplify remote training by importing other Coach’s Eye videos with the tap of a button.

"Coach's Eye is used by most, if not all, freestyle skiing coaches at the World Cup level. It has truly changed the way I work with my coach," said Patrick Deenen. "This is a big change from the way we trained for Vancouver. We are using Coach's Eye all day, every day."

Simple and powerful, Coach’s Eye is the number one tool athletes need to perform at the highest level. Stay tuned for more to come from Coach’s Eye and the Coach’s Eye Team.


About Coach’s Eye

Coach’s Eye has been helping athletes achieve peak performance for more than two years, by providing instant video analysis through mobile devices. Coaches and athletes at every level use the app for training, practice and competition with more than 25 million videos analyzed. The Coach’s App was the #1 paid sports App for more than 400 days and has been downloaded in 135 countries. Coaches and athletes can currently take advantage of Coach’s Eye on Apple, Android and Windows 8 devices. Stay up-to-date with Coach’s Eye at or by following @CoachsEye on Twitter.

About TechSmith Corporation

Founded in 1987, TechSmith Corporation provides practical business and academic platforms that can dramatically change how people communicate and collaborate across devices. TechSmith’s platforms enable users to work more effectively wherever they may be, and ensures that the process of creating, sharing and collaborating around content is simple and intuitive so that others can learn from their knowledge. Learn more at and follow @TechSmith on Twitter for the latest news.

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