Synergy Sports, a division of Sportradar, has partnered with the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) to provide video coaching and scouting services to their 17 boys and 16 girls prep basketball teams for the 2021-22 season.
The OSBA represents the highest level of high-school aged basketball in Canada, with specialized daily training on and off the court that maximizes players’ potential and puts them in a position to succeed in post-secondary, national and international competition. Many graduates of the OSBA are continuing their playing careers in the NCAA, and at the professional level including the NBA in recent years.
Synergy Sports is a global provider of Basketball data, analytics, coaching, and scouting tools. Synergy Sports delivers high level statistics and analysis, all tied to video content, making scouting, game preparation and player development easier and more thorough than ever before. Synergy coaching technologies have become the source of truth for team preparation and scouting for every team in the NBA and NCAA Division 1, as well as professional leagues around the world.
“The OSBA is excited to be working with the platform and the team at Synergy,” says Claude Nembhard, Executive Director of Ontario Basketball. “We know that Synergy works with a number of high-performance leagues and we are happy to be one of them and have this exceptional service. We are also pleased that we can provide this service to our athletes and coaches as it gives them experience on the platform as they move on to other roles within basketball.”
As part of the agreement, OSBA teams will be able to use Synergy’s best-in-class Video Scouting and Data Analytic tools to scout opponents and breakdown their own team’s performance. Additionally, OSBA student-athletes will gain invaluable exposure to NCAA and NBA teams through Synergy’s scouting services.
“Canada continues, at an increasing rate, to produce elite players & coaches within all levels of the basketball community, and the OSBA is at the center of the movement,” says Matt Curley, Basketball Account Executive for Synergy Sports. “We at Synergy are extremely excited to work with one of the best High School leagues in all of North America and continue our strong bond with basketball in Canada. We are proud to do our part to continue raising the exposure of elite quality basketball in Ontario.”
About Synergy Sports
Synergy Sports, a division of Sportradar, is recognized as the dominant global provider of data, analytics, coaching, and scouting tools for Basketball and Baseball, and is a pioneer in automated sports technology solutions. Synergy Sports delivers high level statistics and analysis, all tied to video content, making scouting easier and more thorough than ever before. This proprietary video technology service is currently used by all NBA, WNBA, MLB and NCAA D1 Basketball teams, as well as top teams and leagues around the world. Synergy Automated Camera System is Synergy’s video capture ecosystem, enabling teams, leagues, and federations to capture, produce, and distribute content through computervision and AI-driven technology. To learn more, please visit www.synergysports.com or follow Synergy Sports on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About the OSBA
The OSBA is part of an overall shift in Ontario high school aged basketball competition for scholastic teams. The OSBA governs member programs to ensure compliance as well as administer the championship league. Our goals are: 1) developing Ontario athletes for post-secondary, national and international competition, and 2) increasing the number and quality of Ontario student-athletes competing in Ontario at the Train to Compete (T2C) stage of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model while ensuring each participating high school is providing world-class education as well as technical and basketball-specific daily training environment, Integrated Support Team (IST) leadership and education to the targeted basketball coaches and student-athletes. Follow @OntarioSBA on social media.