Conrad Weiser Among Nation’s First Football Programs To Use MVP Sprint
Conrad Weiser Among Nation’s First Football Programs To Use MVP Sprint – The Newest Robotic Tackling Dummy Built To Reduce Player-On-Player Contact
Weiser Football Looks To Smart Solution to Counter Concussion Concerns In Practices
Robesonia PA, (May 16, 2022) – In an effort to reduce the player to player contact and sports-related concussions, Conrad Weiser is among the first programs (schools) in the country to use the “MVP|SPRINT, a mobile, self-righting, robotic tackling dummy designed to replicate an in-game experience by simulating a real football player in size, weight, and agility.
“We understand the need to change the way the game of football is played and practiced and are now leading the charge by adding MVP|SPRINT to our training program,” said Coach Moyer-HFC. “Our Weiser Football Program recognizes the increased attention surrounding sports-related concussions and their impact on the well-being of our athletes. We are eager to have the MVP|SPRINT and to be among the first adopters of this innovative technology.”
The MVP|SPRINT may look like an ordinary tackling dummy but is far from it. The remote-controlled, self–righting, mobile tackling dummy, weighs 165 lbs and can reach speeds up to 16 mph. It is designed to replicate in-game experiences and allow players to get realistic reps in a safer way. It can be used in a variety of drills, from tackling and blocking to running and passing, allowing players to make full contact while minimizing injury risk.
“Protecting athletes is critical and the very reason MVP|SPRINT was developed. It’s a solution that will allow youth, high school, collegiate, and professional players to fully execute a tackle on a non–human device and it eliminates player-on-player contact during drills while maintaining the level of challenge associated with tackling a live person,” said Dartmouth Football Coach, Buddy Teevens, whose Ivy League program was among the first in the country to eliminate full-contact and use the MVP.
In 2014, Teevens challenged and inspired a group of his student-athletes from Dartmouth/Thayer School of Engineering to develop a mobile training device that simulated human motion and performance. Months later, the first MVP prototype made its debut as the first moving-non human target at Dartmouth football team camp’s opening day.
Since its debut, MVP has garnered national attention from coaches, players, medical professionals, and trainers and even made a LIVE television appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Hard Knocks, ESPN, NFL Films and many others. At Dartmouth, the football team saw a significant reduction in concussions in the first two years where MVP’s robotic tackling dummies were implemented into practice, and during the 2018 season, 21 out of 22 starters played in every game, leading Dartmouth to a 9-1 season.
Weister Football is among the first programs to purchase the MVP|SPRINT which was designed to fit the performance needs of high school & youth programs. MVP LLC completely sold out of their first batch of SPRINT units for the 2019 season. Conrad Weiser is joining an elite group training with MVP technology, including ½ of the NFL, over 75 Colleges, and more than 250 High Schools.
The SPRINT is $3,450 and is available for purchase on www.mvpdummy.com.
About MVP LLC: MVP is a privately held robotics & engineering startup that specializes in developing high-performance robotic solutions for sports and tactical operations, headquartered in Bradford, VT. MVP invented the world’s first rigorously engineered robotic mobile tackling dummy. Using state-of-the-art mechanical and electronic design (functionality), MVP’s team of engineers and designers is revolutionizing how athletes train for any sport, safely. For more information, visit www.mvpdummy.com.
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