Serie A Italian Volleyball League has signed an agreement with Hudl, the industry-leading performance analysis platform, to provide open video and data exchange access for all league members starting in the 2019/2020 season.
The American company, which was founded in 2006 in Lincoln, Neb. (USA), offers a complete suite of products that empower more than 150,000 global sports teams at every level—from grassroots to professional organizations like the NBA and Premier League—to gather insights with video and data.
The open exchange offered to Serie A managers and clubs will make it easier than ever to find talent and study players from leagues around the world.
Hudl will have its first contact with Serie A Club managers in July during the 3-day Volley Mercato event organized by the league. Hudl’s Market Director Giuseppe Vinci will present to the clubs the advantages of the platform and the plans to install a dedicated camera in all the SuperLega and Serie A2 venues.
“Hudl is the world leader in helping coaches, athletes and organizations prepare for and stay ahead of the competition through technology,” said Vinci. “In recent years we’ve invested heavily in volleyball and this partnership with the Men’s Serie A Italian Volleyball League excites us because of the many technological innovations they have introduced recently. Working with Serie A Clubs will push us to improve our solutions and our experience powering top teams in other sports will help introduce further innovations in the Italian Serie A.”
Massimo Righi, CEO of the Serie A Volleyball League, echoes Vinci’s sentiment. “We have known Giuseppe Vinci since he worked in Italy as a performance analyst and he has always had an innovative vision,” said Righi. “When his company VolleyMetrics was acquired by Hudl, the conditions for closing a new agreement with Hudl were met, thus increasing the number of technological partnerships that we offer to Serie A clubs as services. Hudl will boost the possibilities of our SuperLega, A2 Series and A3 Series sports directors to study the players’ world market.”