Adelaide, Australia, July 7, 2023 – Lumin Sports, the Adelaide-based sports technology company, has chosen California for its base of U.S operations.
The move aligns with the company’s strategic objective to service growing U.S market demand and increase support for current clients – with many based in the West and Southern regions.
Lumin Sports CEO, Ben Tripodi, said it’s a significant step forward in the team’s mission to provide best-in-class sports technology to U.S coaches, athletes, and high-performance staff in their pursuit of success.
‘’After our platform was welcomed into the market by our foundation clients, we’re proud to be putting our roots down and bolstering our presence in the U.S,’’ Tripodi said.
‘’We’re looking forward to meeting the demand from high schools, colleges and elite programs for a platform that makes coaches’ lives easier and elevates the athlete experience.’’
‘’Our commitment is to be where the action is and support our clients in pursuit of their performance goals.’’
The decision coincides with the new appointment of Blake Bender as U.S Sales Executive.
As a highly regarded S&C coach who’s held senior positions at the Charlotte 49ers and most recently at Cal Athletics, Bender understands both the challenges facing high school, college and elite athletic programs as well as the solutions.
Tripodi said Bender will lead business development in the US and be supported by Head of Sales, Ben Gazzola and Director of Strength and Conditioning, Scott Caufield.
‘’Blake’s knowledge and experience puts him in a unique position to truly understand the unique needs of athletic departments across the U.S,’’ Tripodi said.
‘’Blake will build on the foundations laid by Ben and Scott and be the first port of call for coaches and directors looking for a practical athlete management solution.’’
Lumin Sports will be represented at the NSCA National Conference in Las Vegas, July 12-15, and the Power Conference in Austin, Texas on the July 22.
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Lumin Sports is a sport-technology company based in Adelaide, Australia. It’s Lumin software platform is a digital HQ for athletic performance that measures, monitors and visualises athlete data to enable high quality and timely decision making by coaches, managers, and performance staff. Lumin Sports is a trusted partner of elite sporting organisations and grass roots teams around the world.
"We are a sport and a team with such a diverse work force which is geographically dispersed. Keeping in touch with each other is critical , every day that a rider is not able to train is a day lost to the team and to the rider. Technology and the partnership with Lumin has enabled us to be more connected than ever in a meaningful and relevant way, keeping us on the road."
"Since using the Lumin Sports platform, we, as a high performance football team have been able to consolidate a-lot of our existing data storage and analysis platforms so that we can now use one central platform throughout the department. Seamless integrations with real time visuals has been at the forefront of my work and where I see the most benefit and potential from the Lumin platform from my point of view."
"Time is a valuable resource and having everything in the one place meant we got some of it back. Having performance data, communications, and critical information all in one central hub streamlined our admin processes."
"Using the Lumin platform to track player health and wellness is an easy process to help with player compliance; and a logical dashboard for coaching, medical and performance staff to visualise list availability and status at a glance. It’s been a really valuable addition to our program."
“Lumin Sports has helped our coaches and trainers overcome communication barriers with an easy-to-use, accessible, and collaborative platform. The simplicity of the mobile app has improved communication and planning efficiency. This has undoubtedly enhanced both the coaches and athlete experience, ultimately contributing to team success.”
‘"Both the NSCA and Lumin Sports share a similar mission to advance strength and conditioning. We value having Lumin Sports onboard as a coaches sponsor and appreciate their commitment to supporting the association and our members."
"Lumin Sports has provided an easy, fast, intuitive and visually enticing to collect, analyse and visualize all training load and wellness data. We are doing more as a department than ever previously in regards to our applied sport science efforts from profiling, internal and external load monitoring, subjective questionnaires and more and none of it would not be possible without Lumin Sports."
"As Head Coach, the usability and visual nature of the Lumin platform means I can quickly get a snapshot of how the players are feeling, but also how the team is tracking as a whole. The Lumin Sports Platform is now an important part of our day-to-day lives."
"Before implementing Lumin, time was our biggest pain point. As a club and performance department, we were simply not equipped with the time to monitor even simple metrics like RPE, training loads and wellness. With the Lumin Platform, our athletes can now complete simple surveys and input valuable data in seconds that give us key information that influences our players' performance on game day, it's simply a game changer!"
"Lumin, to be honest, is the best platform on the market. It's fantastically simple and easy to use, there are several AMS systems out there that are complex, hard to use and that really struggle to get athlete buy-in. That is what attracted us to Lumin Sports in the first place was how easy to use both the athlete app and coaches dashboards are. It now gives our coaches far greater detail what our athletes are doing outside of the gym which provides us so much value as an organisation."