VALLEY SURF ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH SKILLSHARK

EVALUATING PERFORMANCE… SIMPLE! VALLEY SURF ANNOUNCES A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH SKILLSHARK. 

Valley Surf is proud to announce our strategic partnership with SkillShark, the leader in the digital evaluation tech space. SkillShark and Valley Surf will work towards valuable ideas for improved communication between coaches, athletes, and parents through mobile app technology.

Valley Surf and SkillShark share a common goal of making the current coaching and feedback processes more efficient while providing additional solutions that help with overall player development. Valley Surf and SkillShark both support practical solutions that help coaches hone in on specific areas where player development might be needed. Their partnership will provide the opportunity to reach more coaches who are looking to find improved ways to develop their athletes. 

SkillShark, is an evaluation software and app started by Neil Anderson, a softball coach who wanted to improve the pains that come along with the typical pen and paper evaluations. As a coach, Neil would often have weeks of data entry into spreadsheets when conducting evaluations. He found that even when the data was collected, they did very little with that data, and the athletes received almost no feedback. He knew there had to be a better way. Neil got to work on what is now considered the leading athlete evaluation app on the market today. Coaches can evaluate athletes from anywhere, simply by using their mobile device or tablet. SkillShark will automatically calculate and centralize the player data, allowing the coach to send instant feedback reports to athletes, rank and sort players into teams, even track player progress over time. SkillShark is designed for any sport, and can measure any metric that a coach wants to evaluate.

By Partnering with Skillshark we now have the tools necessary to create a seamless process for scouting, evaualting and selection.

SKILLSHARK (www.skillshark.com) is the Official Scouting & Player Evaluation Technology of Valley Surf.

WHO IS SKILLSHARK? Let’s Hear from them…

SkillShark is the leading athlete evaluation software on the market. Period.

The technology is perfect for the needs of the Valley Surf perform program by offering the ability to:

  • Import and store the Valley Surf Player Database of 800+ players.
  • Set up Valley Surf Club Coach accounts for initial evaluations.
  • Customize criteria for the scouts to evaluate the players at events.
  • Create groups of players for scouts to focus on.
  • Create events specific groups and assign scouts to specific players, teams and events.
  • Work in both Online and Off-line environments so no moment is missed.
  • Create weighted reports based on the key qualities of the players and priorities set by the Valley Surf.
  • Normalize data to provide the most accurate ranking of players.

THIS TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS OUR COACHES TO FOCUS ON THE GAME, EVALUATE THE PLAYERS AND ALLOW OUR COACHES TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK TO OUR PLAYERS AND FAMILIES. 

“When we looked for a partner it became clear Skillshark was the top choice. Skillshark’s technology has all of the tools necessary for us to streamline our process while at the same time creating an impartial and open evaluation process.”, Benjamin Gonzalez – President of Valley Surf. “Not only will Skillshark help our coaches evaluate our players throughout the season, but also identify players for our Surf Project 209 and Surf Select programs. 

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