About SideLine Scout

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What is SideLine Scout?

SideLine Scout is a video replay system that allows athletes and coaches to instantly review recorded video to gain a competitive edge. This system makes it easier than ever to capture, share and analyze professional quality video during sports competition or training. With this revolutionary platform athletes can now instantly review and make adjustments allowing them to take their game to the next level.

How does SideLine Scout work?

The system uses professional or personal video cameras that communicate with a custom proprietary box to take incoming video streams and convert them into video clips. These video clips are then distributed through a secure network to mobile devices. No internet connection or additional wireless network needed. Athletes and coaches are able to view the video clips seconds after it happens allowing them to make quick and deliberate adjustments. Once on the mobile device, videos can be watched in slow motion, forward, reverse and even frame by frame. After the event, the athletes and coaches can use their mobile devices for further study and training regardless of having current connectivity to the SideLine Scout network or the Internet.

The SideLine Scout Story

iPad with SideLine Scout appIn the summer of 2013, Steven Smallwood was approached by a fellow parent to identify how their local high school could leverage new rules allowing technology to be used in the press box and on the sideline during the football games. We needed a way to use the video camera to watch a previous series from an iPad or tablet in the press box. Previously this recorded video was reviewed the following day by coaches and players to see what adjustments they could make for the upcoming week with their next opponent. With this new technology coaches could watch previous plays from the game and make adjustments immediately giving their team an advantage. At the beginning it took up to 80 seconds for a play to get to the tablets which everybody was very excited. Of course Steven wasn’t satisfied and was determined to get it under 30 seconds. Within weeks, Steven and his team had the clips coming in less than 10 seconds after the play was over. SideLine Scout emerged as the leading product for GameDay Edge.

With Steven’s years of experience in technology and sports he immediately determined the Internet could not be a requirement to this solution. He saw the importance for this system to be simple, fast and reliable at all venues. His vision was to develop a system so simple that an 8th grader could run it. The SideLine Scout team has surpassed Steven’s expectation at every turn. In early 2016, GameDay Edge was approached by Drew Johansen (former 2012 US Olympic Head Coach, 2015 head coach of World Championship team, 2016 World Cup team and current Indiana University Head Diving Coach) wanting to leverage the SideLine Scout platform. GameDay Edge teamed up with Coach Johansen and his staff to customize a SideLine Scout system specific for diving. This new solution is now being used every day with collegiate and Olympic athletes changing how they prepare for upcoming events.

Investors

Taking a bootstrapping business approach, GameDay Edge, LLC. has yet to take on VC investment. GameDay Edge is not opposed to taking on VC or Angel investors, but we believe bootstrapping requires guts, determination and passion to prove to future investors that we are a good investment. This company is no longer an idea on a napkin. It’s real!! If you are a interested in becoming a part of this great story please send an email to founder@sidelinescout.com.

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Indiana University
Indiana University
University of Texas
University of Texas
USA Diving
USA Diving
Stanford University
Stanford University
Purdue University
Purdue University
University of Miami
University of Miami
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Kentucky
Kentucky
Ohio State
Ohio State
Duke
Duke
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Diving Australia
Diving Australia
United States Air Force Academy
United States Air Force Academy
Fort Lauderdale Diving Team
Fort Lauderdale Diving Team
Liberty
Liberty
Sydney
Sydney
BYU
BYU
Auburn University
Auburn University
Indiana U. – Purdue U. Indianapolis
Indiana U. – Purdue U. Indianapolis
Arizona State University
Arizona State University
TCU
TCU
University of Findlay
University of Findlay
Union College
Union College
University of Nevada at Reno
University of Nevada at Reno
West Virginia University
West Virginia University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
Emory University
Emory University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo
University of Missouri
University of Missouri
University of Florida
University of Florida
Washington University at St Louis
Washington University at St Louis