Match Fit Academy and Trace Expand Club Partnership to Outfit all ECNL/ECRL Boys Teams with Game Film System
WEST WINDSOR, NJ+ AUSTIN, TX (May 19, 2021) – Match Fit Academy and Trace Soccer are eager to announce their expanded partnership for the 2021-22 season. Initially piloting Trace’s game film system with a few Boys ECNL teams, the club quickly realized how easy and personalized Trace makes video analysis. Match Fit is expanding their relationship with Trace to outfit all ECNL and ECNL Regional Boys teams. These teams will utilize the Trace platform to automatically film and edit games, be able to create shareable recruiting profiles with Trace iD, and receive custom Trace Workshops for both players and coaches.
“Trace’s technology truly provides an all-in-one system with full match film, tactical playlists, individual highlights and connectivity to college coaches.”– Chris Leahey, ECNL Boys Director at Match Fit Academy
Match Fit strives to provide a positive and professional learning environment to help players meet their individual goals and help area teams compete at a regional and national level. The club is also committed to helping coaches reach higher levels by creating a coaching environment that is conducive to new ideas and approaches.
“Match film has become an essential tool in player and team development as well as in the college recruitment process,” says Chris Leahey, ECNL Boys Director at Match Fit Academy. “Trace’s technology truly provides an all-in-one system with full match film, tactical playlists, individual highlights and connectivity to college coaches. By providing Trace to all ECNL and ECNL Regional Boys teams for 2021/22 we feel we are showing a commitment to setting our staff, players and teams up for success and continued progression in the game.”
Through partnering with Trace, Match Fit will be able to provide it’s players and coaches with tools for consistent development. With personalized Moments created for each player after every game, coaches have the ability to incorporate 1-on-1 film review opportunities into their curriculum with minimal effort. Clubs have also used Trace video to provide video analysis to their coaches and referees.
“Video is only becoming a larger part of the youth soccer landscape, and we’re proud to provide clubs with a platform where this video is actually being consumed and engaged with by players, parents, and coaches alike.”– David Lokshin, CEO of Trace Soccer
With video becoming table stakes for high-performing clubs, Match Fit understands that finding and implementing the right filming solution is key. Not only will Trace provide valuable player development tools; Trace helps clubs with player retention and provides extra exposure to players looking to get recruited, all under one platform. With the average Trace game receiving over 1,600 moment views, both coaches and players continue to find value in the Trace system.
“We’re excited to expand our partnership with Match Fit Academy,” says David Lokshin, CEO of Trace Soccer. “Video is only becoming a larger part of the youth soccer landscape, and we’re proud to provide clubs with a platform where this video is actually being consumed and engaged with by players, parents, and coaches alike. Trace will provide value to the entire Match Fit organization.”
Match Fit joins over 80 other clubs and organizations that have partnered with Trace for large scale adoption within their organization.
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Trace is a sports technology company that is changing the way teams and clubs film and consume soccer video. Trace uses a robot camera, GPS sensors, and powerful software to film the game and create moments for every player automatically. With Trace, coaching, player development, and recruiting are seamless.
Maggy Mahalick | Director of Strategic Partnerships
About Match Fit Academy:
Match Fit Academy was founded in 2000 and serves communities in New Jersey. Their mission is to raise the level of each individual, from average to good and from good to exceptional, based upon the technical, tactical, physical and psychological fundamentals of the game. The club is constantly reassessing their programs to enable participants to develop an attitude of higher achievement and sportsmanship that will carry over into the areas of education, citizenship, community responsibility, physical and mental fitness.
Chris Leahey | ECNL Boys Director