COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 9, 2017) – USA Volleyball (USAV) and performance wearable technology leader VERT have signed an agreement extending their working partnership that began in the summer of 2014. VERT, which has helped both the U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams, will continue as a USA Volleyball Official Supplier for Performance Wearable Technology through 2020.
VERT has provided Team USA with a discrete wearable to help monitor player load, injury prevention and evaluation during USA Volleyball High Performance tryouts and USA National Team practices. The device allows for players and coaches to see real-time jump height and jump count data anywhere and anytime through wireless connections to smart devices.
“VERT has been a remarkable partner over the last three years,” USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said. “Not only has the VERT technology been a valuable instrument for our national teams to monitor jump loads for our athletes in training and competition to aid in injury prevention, the staff at VERT has incorporated our team’s successes deeply into its marketing strategies that expose volleyball and Team USA to new audiences. With the development and release of the new G-VERTTM Team System, great levels of biomechanical data will be available to aid improvement in athletic performance. This partnership has been a win-win over the last three years and we can’t be more excited to continue the relationship.”
“USA Volleyball has provided us a platform to build amazing products and work with passionate and innovative teams and companies in the sport of volleyball,” VERT founder Martin Matak said. “Safety equals performance. Our new G-VERT performance tracker will provide even more awareness to the importance of jump load while provide engaging stats for players, coaches and fans.”
It’s one thing to watch the pure power and athleticism of an elite volleyball player, but to be able to measure their actual performance brings a whole new level of excitement to the sport.
“VERT allows us to track our training loads in a way that’s never been done before,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly said. “It’s already helping us train smarter and better preserve our most precious resource – our athletes and their health.”
VERT continues to enhance its product line as new technology becomes available. G-VERTTM performance tracker measures the G-force of every movement including kinetic energy, jump analytics, power, high stress percentage and appendage asymmetry. G-VERTTM is non-invasive imu (inertial measurement unit) worn on an athlete’s waist. G-VERTTM is small enough to be applied to specific appendages (example: left or right calf) to gather asymmetry and limb specific data. Measurements are sent in real-time to VERT’s proprietary architecture for performance and injury prevention analytics. The tech company debuted the G-VERTTM Team System two years ago with their first NBA client, the Miami Heat.
To learn more about VERT and to purchase the device, visit www.usavert.com.
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit usavolleyball.org.
Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, VERT is a leader in wearable athletic technology focused on creating a better experience for athletes, coaches and fans. VERT is used in a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, running and other health and fitness activities. VERT is the official wearable technology of USA Volleyball and is used by over 200 collegiate and professional sports programs around the world. For more information, visit www.myvert.com.