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June 2013

June 2013


The Use of Technology in Modern Football (and Life) Is A Matter of Perspective

by: Chris Fortner, Videographer
© June 2013

In the old days, coaches basically drew up plays on a chalkboard. Weightlifting consisted of lifting hay bales on summer vacations and s[ports nutrition was whatever happened to be available to eat and drink. Things change, and when it comes to technology, things have changed drastically. The days of Sid Gillman clipping football footage from film reels that played in movie theatres while he worked as an usher in the 1930's to coaches watching grainy footage of a player taken with a 16mm home movie camera have given way to professional recruiting and scouting services, desktop video, iPads and many other technological innovations.

 For many years, teams at all levels were slow to adapt technologies for use in their operations. The reasons varied from being too bulky, too costly or the uncertainty of how to use it. Gradually....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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