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.
"As a professional cycling team we have athletes based all over the world, and at times we don’t see them in person for several weeks during the season or months during the off season, and even longer in the current climate. The Lumin Arc platform and Phila app allow us to simplify and centralise both qualitative and quantitative data on the athletes and is a valuable tool for us both for helping with team selection decisions, but also for general monitoring of the athletes health and well being."
"Lumin's Arc platform is a game changer in professional cycling. Arc has given our team real insights into the athlete’s performance and how they are feeling and training every day. This has and will continue to improve our decision making in a globally disparate team."
"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."
"I can comfortably say that Lumin has saved us well over 40% in time spent collecting and preparing data, meaning we can spend more time putting the data to use."
“I am able to see all of my data in real time combined into the one system. Everything from my wellness to my performance data on one system is incredibly powerful. I’m able to connect all of my data to my coaches, performance staff and the people allowing me to be at my best. I’m able to integrate my 3rd party hardware and it will upload instantly to the Arc platform for instant analysis. As an athlete we often are asked to use a variety of different tools to monitor all of our performance metrics, With the Arc Mobile and Arc platforms this now consolidates this monitoring and data collection to very few seamless steps, allowing me to concentrate on racing and performing at my best."
"The Arc and Phila platforms have provided us with the ability to understand and monitor our group more in depth, while reducing our admin time with the data analysis perspective, giving us more time for what matters, developing our players on the field."
"The interactive, user-friendly nature of the platform helps to sort through large data sets to find the relevant information. With around 25-30% reduction in work-force across the league as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been able to maintain the same level of analysis across the 2021 season through the Arc platform."
"Since using Arc by Lumin Sports, 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 Arc platform from my point of view."