MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 23, 2016) SkillFitness LLC announced today that SkillFitness, a mobile app designed to improve team performance through video role play and social learning, won the National Sports Forum’s Wild About Apps competition.
The 2016 National Sports Forum (NSF) attracted attendees from more than 900 sales, marketing, management and sports education professionals from major league, minor league, and university programs. The “Wild About Apps” competition was designed to highlight unique applications and platforms that enhance fan interaction, optimize stadium operations, increase game-day sales, and generate new revenue streams.
“Winning this competition highlights the important role SkillFitness plays in helping sales teams drive revenue by focusing on sales skill development and sharing best practices,” said Bill Young, president of SkillFitness.
SkillFitness transforms any Apple or Android tablet or smartphone into a social learning platform, Young said. Participants review short videos focused on specific skills, practice and record a video “selfie”, and then share the self-video with peers and their manager for evaluation and feedback. Participants are awarded points, badges and other virtual trophies for their efforts – encouraging a healthy sense of competition, Young added.
"Our main goal in launching the NSF Tech Tank at the 2016 National Sports Forum was to bring another layer of innovation to the conference and provide our attendees with an inside view for emerging technologies that are impacting sports organizations and our industry,” said Stephen Corsaro, NSF vice president of business development and coordinator of the Tech Tank competition. “SkillFitness was a huge success to the program showcasing their social learning platform that they're successfully implementing with Major League Soccer and others. Great organizations understand that learning is a nonstop process and essential to success and SkillFitness provides a unique technology and approach to continuously build and grow internally."
SkillFitness currently is used by Major League Soccer to train new sales professionals at their Blaine, MN National Sales Center; by the University of South Florida to teach sales skills to MBA students in their sports management program; and by dozens of other clients for sales skill, leadership development and other coaching applications.
About SkillFitness: Founded in 2013 by Minneapolis inventors and entrepreneurs Bill Young and Wilson Garland, SkillFitness seeks to harness mobile technology to create new learning and communications solutions to improve team performance and engagement. The mobile-centric, sales enablement platform is designed help people learn the way they want to learn – and learn best: through video role play, through social learning, and on their mobile devices.