South Hamilton, MA — Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation, Inc. (“Bay State Games”) and ChangeUp, LLC (“ChangeUp”) announced today the signing of a strategic partnership. Under terms of the agreement, ChangeUp will serve as the “Official Pitching Safety and Performance Management System” of the Bay State Summer Games, an annual statewide athletic festival held in Massachusetts. The ChangeUp platform empowers coaches to record and monitor a baseball player’s pitching activity across an unlimited number of teams and seasons. This has become increasingly important as baseball moves to year-round training and players often play for multiple teams at the same time.
“We are truly pleased to partner with ChangeUp as they bring their unique pitch management platform to the Bay State Games,” stated Kevin Cummings, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation and the Bay State Games. “The ChangeUp team has deep roots in the baseball community — as players, as coaches, as parents – and we are excited about what this new technology offers our athletes.”
“We are truly honored and excited to be partnering with the prestigious Bay State Games. As kids growing up in Massachusetts, we viewed the Bay State Games as the pinnacle of youth athletics. To now be partnering with that same organization to help make the game of baseball safer and better for today’s athletes brings things full circle and is a dream come true for us,” said Drew Tripp, CEO, and Co-Founder of ChangeUp.
About ChangeUp LLC
Created by league administrators, parents, and coaches—for league administrators, parents and coaches— to provide a smarter, simpler way to track and analyze pitch loads, ChangeUp is unique in the pitching safety and performance management space as it captures pitch activity over multiple teams and leagues, across all seasons and for a player’s entire career. Additionally, ChangeUp offers real-time, data-driven analytics insights and performance trends that can be used to promote player safety and to shape strength/conditioning/training regimes, facilitate player recruitment processes and inform medical treatment decisions if injuries do occur.
By using ChangeUp’s player-centric, pitching safety and performance management platform to ensure players are staying within pitch limits, are receiving required days of rest, and are training accordingly, ChangeUp’s baseball coaches and programs can demonstrate their commitment to safety and player development.
For more information about ChangeUp please visit www.change-up.io
About the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation
The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization with the primary function of organizing the Bay State Summer and Winter Games. These programs attract more than 7,000 athletes from the state of Massachusetts, who compete in over 30 different sports. Summer Games begin with statewide tryouts in June and conclude with sports competitions held in Eastern and Central Massachusetts throughout July. The Bay State Winter Games are annually held in the Berkshire Region of Massachusetts and attract athletes in figure skating, ice hockey, and curling.
In addition to the Summer and Winter Games, the Bay State Games also organizes a number of enrichment programs including the Future Leaders Scholarship program, the Kristian Rose Memorial Scholarship, the Adopt an Athlete Program, the High School Ambassador Program, a Sports Medicine Symposium, Athlete of the Year Award, and the Bay State Games Hall of Fame.
For more information about the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation and the Bay State Game please visit www.baystategames.org
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