ORLANDO, Fla. – October 30, 2018 – FlightScope, a world leader in the development and manufacturing of 3D Doppler tracking radar for sports, is giving track and field throwers a new way to analyze and improve their throw. FlightScope’s newest coaching system, FlightScope Athletics, is a portable and light-weight sports radar that is used to track performance for throwing events in track and field, such as hammer throw, shot put, discus and javelin, by measuring data points like launch speed, flight time and release angle.
“For almost 20 years, we have been a trusted tool for athletes of all kinds to help improve their game,” said Henri Johnson, CEO of FlightScope. “We are proud to introduce a product that will help a new sect of athletes, and provide reliable data for them to use to improve their skills and take them to the next level.”
The product uses phased-array 3D tracking radar technology and advanced ballistic flight analysis software to track the launch through landing of track and field throwing implements – whether it be hammer, shot put, or discus. With immediate results, athletes are able to capture their throw data in real-time with synced video, providing instant feedback to analyze and compare results. The technology also features sector grouping to track performance, showcasing where each throw has landed throughout a training session.
“The FlightScope Athletics Radar helps throwers in so many ways – it helps track progression through a training year, giving athletes updates on where they stand physically and offering coaches data and video feedback to indicate how a thrower is progressing,” said Britney Henry, former hammer thrower for the University of Oregon and Head of Business Development for FlightScope Athletics. “I am extremely humbled that FlightScope has brought me on board to show the track and field world how this technology can improve one’s throw. This is a tool I wish I had during my throwing career.”
FlightScope Athletics was developed to give throwing athletes a way to practice with purpose, giving coaches and instructors instant access to the athlete’s data with video clips and allowing them to offer tips and feedback on the athlete’s performance. For more information on FlightScope and to purchase FlightScope Athletics, please visit https://athletics.flightscope.com/.