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USA Volleyball Team Prepares and Trains for the 2016 Games with Leading Wearable Tech, VERT

Date: 7/14/16

The wearable athletic tech is completely made in America, providing athletic measurements to prevent player injuries and increase performance leading up to Rio

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — July 14, 2016— VERT, a leader in wearable athletic tech, announces today that its official partnership with the USA Volleyball team is jumping to new heights as the National Governing Body puts injury prevention at the forefront while training for the 2016 Summer Games. As the Official Wearable Tech of USA Volleyball, VERT is delivering jump measurements and player load analytics for the national team, providing a groundbreaking element of motivation, performance and improvement.

“VERT allows us to track our training loads in a way that’s never been done before,” said Karch Kiraly, who will serve as head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Team. “The technology helps us train smarter and better allowing us to preserve our most precious resources: our athletes and their health.”

VERT technology is designed and manufactured in America, making it the ultimate technology to help represent the national team during this year’s Summer Games. Discreet and non-invasive, VERT technology allows players and coaches to track numerous athletic measurements, including jump height, count, total load and more. The wearable sends the data to an app in real-time making it possible for players and coaches to make immediate decisions based on player performance and stats. Through the observance of player load, athletes and coaches alike can reduce the risk of over-exertion during practice while promoting optimal in-game performance.

“VERT has been an important part of our training as we keep track of our workload on the court, especially for athletes who might be coming back from injuries,” said Christa Dietzen, captain and middle on the U.S. Women’s National Team. “We are grateful for this cutting edge technology that will help athletes for years to come.”

With the national team’s impressive record of winning medals in every Olympic Game since 1984 and capturing numerous World and Continental Championship titles, it is imperative for the team to remain injury-free while showcasing their best performance. The U.S. Women’s National Team roster has been officially announced for the 2016 Olympic Games and includes the following players: Rachael Adams, Foluke Akinradewo, Kayla Banwarth, Christa Dietzen, Alisha Glass, Kim Hill, Jordan Larson, Carli Lloyd, Karsta Lowe, Kelly Murphy, Kelsey Robinson and Courtney Thompson.

“VERT technology has been a true lifesaver,” said Robinson, an outside hitter on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. “It gives us a leg up on competition and allows us to get to know our bodies while we prepare.”

About VERT: Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., VERT is a leader in wearable athletic and broadcast technology focused on creating better experiences. VERT technology is used in a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, track & field and many other health and fitness activities. VERT technology is currently used by the USA Volleyball National teams along with multiple NBA basketball teams and NCAA volleyball and basketball programs throughout the US. VERT recently made history as the first wearable technology produced on ESPN2 during the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship games using VERTcast. For more information or to purchase VERT, visit www.myvert.com.

About USA Volleyball: Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball, as well as the Paralympic discipline of sitting volleyball. USA Volleyball has over 300,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. For more information please visit www.usavolleyball.org

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