Football’s Future MVP?

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Football’s Future MVP?

Combine the concern for player safety with some off the shelf robotic controls and a tackling dummy, what do you get? Mobile Virtual Player (MVP).
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By introducing these new technique-specific tackling drill circuits, his players not only became better tacklers but also remained healthier throughout the season.
To simulate live tackling in the most effective and realistic way, Coach Teevens introduced the Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) – the world’s first and only motorized, self-righting, mobile training dummy.
Ultimately, the modifications made to practice along with the use of high-tech solutions like the MVP helped Dartmouth to its 18th Ivy League Championship this past season.
The MVP helped increase performance and reduce injuries for the Dartmouth defense, playing a big role in its finish as the No. 1 ranked scoring defense in the country!
Now, we are working to bring the MVP to you. The MVP is remote controlled, and we are developing an autonomous robotic dummy as well!


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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.

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    Still a little skeptical…  But it no doubt provides a value for certain positions and drill!  Does it work on Grass? or much you be on an artificial turf?  I also counted 3 plays were a potential tackler had his head in the wrong position with respect to HEAD up tackling or blocking…