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Milestone Sports Announces Professional Training Tool for High Schools

 

 

 

With the MilestonePod, Coaches Can Go on Every Run with Every Runner

Columbia, MD – June 6, 2017 – Milestone Sports, developers of the MilestonePod running tracker, announces a new program geared toward high school track and cross–country coaches. The program allows coaches to monitor runners virtually with detailed gait and performance data automatically sent to their inbox each week. The program gives high school coaches access to data that is typically only available through elite running labs.

Student runners receive their training Pods at the Austin Running Academy.

 

The data report is fed by the affordable MilestonePod, attached to the shoe of each runner. As part of the High School Program, the foot pods are offered at a reduced educational price of $19.50 each and the data report is FREE.

“Every coach and athlete should use the MilestonePod. I became a better coach because I am able to give detailed feedback to my athletes,” said Coach Gilbert Tuhabonye, of Gilbert’s Gazelles (Austin, TX). “Once I get the data report, I help runners with rate of impact and cadence, plus monitor their mileage and pace. I also learn which kids aren’t running enough and therefore risking injury.”

The High School Program follows a successful pilot last year with select professional coaches who adopted the Pod as part of their tool kit. Milestone Sports wanted to make the same benefits of this program available to high schools, which are often under-resourced.

“Milestone Sports is uniquely positioned to be a powerful tool for high school coaches,” said Jason Kaplan, CEO of Milestone Sports. “The program’s low cost, powerful data and ease of use for both coach and athlete is a winning combination.”

The MilestonePod running tracker, normally retailing at $24.95, is a small, waterproof device that clips onto running or walking shoes and syncs with a smart device for gait and performance insights. Users do not need to carry a phone or remember to recharge. The Pod goes beyond pace and distance by tracking foot-based metrics that are not readily available from even the most expensive devices, making it an easy and affordable addition to any runner’s toolkit. Gait metrics include rate of impact, stride length, foot strike, and cadence.

About Milestone Sports
Milestone Sports, Ltd. is focused on connecting retailers and brands to consumers through its Wearable Marketing Platform (WMP). The platform collects comprehensive data from a low-cost running tracker worn on the consumer’s shoe that wirelessly syncs to a mobile device. This rich, real-life data results in meaningful, personal, and valuable direct marketing: the future of retailer and brand loyalty. For more information, visit www.milestonepod.com. For more on the High School program, click here.

PR Contact
Nancy Rowe | Milestone Sports | nancy@milestonepod.com | 267.273.4729

Author: Nancy Rowe

Nancy is the VP of Marketing and Communications at Milestone Sports. She can be reached at nancy@milestonepod.com.