Users will have access to high level football training used by elite athletes on their mobile phones anytime, anywhere.
IRVINE, CA, July 8, 2015 – EON Sports VR, the leading sports Virtual Reality training company, has released EON Sports’ SIDEKIQ Challenge a mobile version of EON Sports’ ground breaking Virtual Reality American Football training application. Together with elite position coaches, SIDEKIQ Challenge will bring high level training, typically reserved for professional athletes and pro-prospects, to aspiring football players world wide.
Available on both Android and iOS, SIDEKIQ Challenge lets quarterbacks train like fighter pilots through realistic situations and take multiple life-like repetitions on their mobile phone. Unlike traditional Virtual Reality systems that required expensive display devices and powerful computer systems, SIDEKIQ Challenge requires only a current generation smartphone. Now America’s 4.3 million youth football players can gain access to upper tier training that was once available to only a select few.
SIDEKIQ Challenge brings realistic quarterback repetitions to quarterbacks smartphones
“This has been our dream since we started the company. Providing any athlete the chance to reach their true potential is now possible,” said Brendan Reilly, CEO of EON Sports VR. “The only thing standing between them and the next level, whether that’s a scholarship, the NFL, or playing for their high school team, is getting quality reps and high level instruction. With this you can get both.”
To access the level of training that EON Sports’ SIDEKIQ Challenge provides, athletes have to overcome several important hurdles. They would have to travel cross-country to visit one of a handful of elite position coaches in the country, pay for private lessons, find practice facilities, and then find twenty-one other players to get realistic repetitions. Now anyone with a mobile phone can experience professional level training.
Athletes have to make split second decisions on where to throw the football in order to succeed in SIDEKIQ Challenge.
“The ability to take real live situations, re-enact them, and then have the ability to measure the athlete’s response to the simulation … is mind blowing. This is how every quarterback will train from now on,” said Steve Clarkson, one of the nation’s preeminent Quarterback Coaches.
EON Sports is partnering with elite quarterback coaches like Steve Clarkson and FirstDown PlayBook to create training experiences that cover concepts that range from simple introductions to complex reads and motions. These coaches have a proven track record of developing professional athletes and have trained several high profile quarterbacks such as Ben Roethlisberger (SC), Nick Foles (SC), Teddy Bridgewater (SC), Tim Tebow (SC), Jameis Winston (SC), Robert Griffin III (TS), Blaine Gabbert (TS), Sam Bradford (TS), and Matthew Stafford (TS). They are, together with EON Sports, translating their teaching methods to bite-size lessons for end user consumption.