Whether on tablets or on paper, in a single facility or scattered across the country, teams can pull workouts wherever and whenever they need to with TeamBuildr. Like today’s generation of athletes, the TeamBuildr platform is mobile and accessible from any device.
TeamBuildr founder Hewitt Tomlin recognizes that today’s athlete relies on screens and technology to provide instant feedback. With that in mind, he has taken the next step to integrating TeamBuildr technology into weight rooms by repurposing the TV modules.
TeamBuildr’s TV modules now serve three purposes:
- A live leaderboard: This module provides instant feedback on max lifts for each exercise.
- TV mode: This acts like a Facebook feed and is populated with personal bests, new max records, and highs for each exercise as soon as the information is entered into the TeamBuildr database.
- Weight room timer: This allows a coach to set a timer, and the TV module will alert athletes of which exercise to do, and when to do it.
“We found TV modules in a lot of weight rooms, but the coaches didn’t have a plan for how to use them,” Tomlin said. “The modules acted as glorified white boards with that day’s workout displayed on the screen. We wanted to give coaches more information to share with players.”
TeamBuildr software is a platform on which strength coaches can build their workouts. TeamBuildr is web-based and is, therefore, accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone. It allows coaches to send workouts electronically or print them out in the weight room. TeamBuildr stores and secures fitness data, which allows coaches of all skill levels to make better decisions when training their athletes.
Tomlin plans to continue on the path of integrating screen time in the TeamBuildr experience by shifting the focus to video in the future. His idea is to give athletes the ability to record themselves in the weight room and upload to TeamBuildr so coaches have an opportunity to provide feedback remotely.
“We know that HUDL does a great job for coaches with game video, and we want to be the HUDL for strength coaches,” Tomlin said. “It’s a way for coaches to provide validation to athletes and create more interaction. It’s like SnapChat for the weight room, with players posting videos all the time. It will bolster the interaction in the offseason.”
The TeamBuildr video technology will not add a significant cost to the software, unlike some other strength training video technology with velocity trackers. Tomlin expects the TeamBuildr software to continue to sell for $500 per year.
“We try to create tools that benefit the masses,” Tomlins said. “The high school programs are trying to utilize technology that provides an edge without breaking the budget.”
“TeamBuildr allows my weight training programs to become united under one platform, without having do to the same workouts. Our workouts can be sport-specific but still allow teams to work together as a school or program.” — Chad Frigon, Head Strength Coach / Head Football Coach at Liberty High (Miss.)
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