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SEP 2016

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September 2016 10 www.sportseventsmagazine.com Tech Tools Below are tech tools recently introduced to the world of sports. Know of a cool tool or gadget? E-mail us at info@sportseventsmagazine.com. For Improved Performance iPhone App To Improve Dribbling W The Rithmio EDGE pairs with your smartwatch to sense the way you move and allows you to plot your weightlifting workouts. As you perform an exercise, EDGE gathers motion-sensor data on your form and movements. EDGE will automatically recognize the exercise you're performing and log reps as you go, allowing you to gain insight into your performance as data piles up with every workout. EDGE will count your reps and update your workout log. For each exercise, it carries over your most recent weight, tracks workouts over time to reveal trends in your data for each individual exercise, and keeps track of your PRs for each individual exercise. Q W Android Wear Watch App For Weightlifters The U.S. Championships return to California for the 12th time and to San Jose for the WKLUG1RUWKHUQ California is and was home to VHYHUDO¿JXUHVNDWLQJJUHDWV including Olympic champions Boitano, Yamaguchi and Peggy )OHPLQJ:RUOGFKDPSLRQ 'HEL7KRPDVDQG86 champ Rudy Galindo, who won the U.S. title in his KRPHWRZQWKH¿UVWWLPH6DQ Jose hosted this event. 2014 Olympian and three-time U.S. medalist Polina Edmunds lives and trains in San Jose and will begin classes at Santa Clara University next month. Boitano, Fleming, Galindo and Yamaguchi will serve as honorary co-chairs for the 2018 U.S. Championships. U.S. Figure Skating will work with the San Jose Sports Authority, SAP Center, Sharks ,FHDW6DQ-RVHDQGORFDO¿JXUH skating clubs to plan the event with support from the City RI6DQ-RVHDQGLWV2I¿FHRI Economic Development, San Jose Hotels, Inc. and Team San Jose. The 2018 U.S. Championships will be broadcast live on NBC and streamed live online on icenetwork. Recent U.S. Championships were held in Boston (2014), Greensboro, North Carolina (2015) and Saint Paul, Minnesota (2016). The 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships are set for Jan. 15-22, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. Tickets to the 2018 U.S. Championships will go on sale later this fall. For more information and to sign up for ticket alerts visit www. skatesanjose2018.com. Gaelic Youth Championships Coming To Buffalo BUFFALO, NY ó The 2017 Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Continental Youth Championships (CYC) will come to Buffalo for the ¿UVWWLPHDV\RXWK athletes and up to 250 teams will compete in a four-day tournament of Gaelic football and hurling competitions at the West Seneca Soccer Complex on July 27-30, 2017, according to thedailynewsonline.com. 2I¿FLDOVH[SHFW From metrics on your basketball handling to professional training sessions, the DribbleUp app can help you work toward being the next Stephen Curry. The foundation is an official-size, game-quality basketball with an eight- panel microfiber construction. The design of the ball requires no batteries and no recharging. The app gives you a 30-day training program designed by Gabe Gibbs, a professional trainer. The metrics analyze dribbles per second and crossover consistency, and can compare your left hand with your right hand. It allows you to compete against others in head-to-head match ups. The basketball and the app can be purchased through the website for $79.99. Q W SPORTS Talk More information: www.dribbleup.com More information: www.rithmioedge.com

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