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Was it the many weekends of packing up the car with folding chairs, uniforms, water bottles and snacks, trekking out to the soccer field, finding community with fellow parents? Was it the seasons I coached my eldest daughter’s team and several of the local boys’ recreational teams? Was it those tournaments in the middle of California or east of the Bay Area, where for two days we would assemble and cheer our kids on, hoping for a win for our team but equally providing the support when they suffered a loss after a hard-fought match.
I suppose it’s all of those experiences that inspired me to found Futbol Drones. As a parent and as a coach (and even earlier, as a player), there was another level of experience I felt could be brought to the sports community. What if one could replay the match, or parts of it and really analyze their play – a luxury that to-date has really only been broadly used at the upper levels of sport? What if we could capture ESPN-style highlights and full matches in high definition film and bring that directly to the players, coaches and referees? Would that enhance the experience of all of those who interface with the sport? I bet that it would – and with that Futbol Drones was born.
It all started with one of the first DJI drones to come out onto the market for broad commercial use to now, with a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), multiple courses in film and analysis, and of course my fair share of trial and error.
Over the last year, in working throughout our community and with teams and players of all ages and skill, it has been my privilege to bring our service to the sport. It’s rewarding to hear the feedback from coaches and organizers and to continue to innovate, from now expanding our services to capture both ground footage and aerial footage of tournaments, to creating highlight reels that players can delight in, and to now, looking to a future that brings analytics to our service offering.
At Futbol Drones we say “The Beautiful Game, Beautifully Captured”, and it’s certainly a thrill from behind the lens to bring it to you.
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