Friday, July 26, 2013

Speak and Be Heard

RPMSports is excited to announce the introduction of a revolutionary new wireless coaching system - Telcommand. This new technology has the potential to permanently change coaching techniques, training styles, and teaching applications in a variety of sports. Telcommand is a one-way communication system that allows the coach to communicate over an entire field. It was specifically designed for full field training during drills and scrimmages and eliminates the need of the coach to shout and disrupt the flow of practice by starting and stopping. Telcommand gives coaches the voice to be heard by all of their players, easily and efficiently and it lets coaches project confidence, teach new strategies, reinforce techniques and develop a winning style on the field. Telcommand allows a coach the freedom to choose to focus on an individual, isolate a group within a team, or instruct the entire team.

Telcommand began as a vision of Rick Meyer, a father whose two daughters play several sports. In January of 2004 Rick set about taking his dream to task and over the next year and a half the Telcommand concept was tested with several sports teams of different levels of play and ability. All of the test results were positive: Telcommand was a tool that benefited both coach and player!
The Telcommand Coaching System is comprised of two main units, the coach’s gear and the athlete’s gear. The coach’s gear consists of 2 or (optionally) 3 pieces: a transmitter that is worn in a cushioned neoprene active wrap on the arm or around the waist; a headset with microphone; and an optional push to talk wand. The wand allows the coach to be heard by players only when the button is pressed. If the wand is not preferred, the headset includes a voice-activated option that allows the coach to be completely hands-free and continually heard by players.

The athlete’s gear is comprised of the receiver and active wrap. The active wrap is a neoprene material that has a pouch built in to hold the receiver. The pouch is padded and has strategically placed holes for easy access to the LCD channel selector, volume selector, and speaker. Every active gear system comes with adjustable straps for wearing it around the upper arm. There are no wires or earpieces. The active gear is machine washable for easy care and both pieces are water and sweat resistant. The range of the system is about 350 yards and has a closed frequency to eliminate outside interference while in use; it has 14-channel capability and rechargeable batteries.

While Telcommand was originally envisioned for soccer, many other sports could benefit from its various uses including football, field hockey, lacrosse, softball, baseball, and ice hockey. With Telcommand baseball outfielders will hear their coaches instructions from the dugout. Football coaches can communicate strategies efficiently during drills. Ice hockey coaches can save expensive ice-time rental by teaching during the flow of practice. Coaches or trainers for various sports camps or clinics will find the use of Telcommand to be valuable because they can communicate with any number of camp attendees effectively and efficiently. Coaches can use multiple transmitters, each set to different channels, to work with defense and offense simultaneously or separately. The list of applications goes on and on and will continue to grow as different coaches envision and invent their own ways to use the equipment to benefit and develop their teams.

Telcommand is here! Are you being left behind?

For more information on Telcommand contact RPMSports