WBSC, Synergy Sports announce technology partnership

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and Synergy Sports have announced a technology partnership to bring Synergy’s suite of proprietary coaching and scouting video and data analytics services to the WBSC’s events, including the flagship Premier12 and the Baseball and Softball World Cups.

The partnership covers the 2021-2024 period and starts with this week’s WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier. Synergy Sports will provide coaching and scouting services through their industry leading technology and camera systems at select venues for assigned WBSC events, enriching the WBSC’s on- and off-field product.

The agreement also aims to provide Synergy’s video tagging services to the WBSC’s Members, while boosting the development of baseball and softball globally through access to and the use of technologically advanced coaching and scouting tools.

"The partnership with Synergy Sports will provide access to innovative tools to the WBSC’s Members, as we continue to grow and evolve our sport globally and into the future," said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. "Implementing the latest of what technology has to offer will also further enrich and modernise our World Cups/events, from scouting to coaching to the general viewing experience."

Synergy Sports CEO Mark Silver said, "The WBSC is the premier governing body of baseball and softball around the world, hosting the highest level of international events and tournaments in both sports. We are proud to partner with such an influential organization and leverage our technology to continue to improve baseball and softball around the world."

"We look forward to bringing our technologies and services to the best federations in the world," said Hide Sueyoshi, Assistant Director of International Baseball at Synergy Sports. "Enabling athletes and coaches to best prepare for elite competition is the heart of our company, and this partnership will allow us to impact the highest levels of international baseball and softball."

Through the partnership, Synergy Sports becomes a WBSC Official Supplier, alongside Mizuno and SSK.

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Contact: media@wbsc.org

About Synergy Sports

Synergy Sports, a division of Sportradar, is a single provider of computer vision and AI-driven live sports production, market-leading data solutions, and rights commercialization. Recognized as the dominant global provider of data, analytics, and coaching and scouting tools for Baseball and Basketball, Synergy Sports partners with all MLB, NBA, WNBA and most NCAA D1 Baseball and Basketball teams. In 2019 Synergy Sports partnered with FIBA to deliver the FIBA Connected Stadium, an ongoing initiative to drive the adoption of high-quality live capture and production to all professional basketball leagues and federations by making cutting-edge automated technology accessible around the globe.

Synergy Sports aspires to improve performance on the field of play, create exceptional experiences off it, and deliver commercial opportunities to partners to drive sustainable growth.

For more information on Synergy Sports’ Baseball and Softball services, please contact Hide Sueyoshi, Assistant Director, International Baseball: h.sueyoshi@synergysports.com.

About the World Baseball Softball Confederation

Headquartered in Pully, Switzerland -- adjacent to Lausanne, the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. The WBSC has 210 National Federation and Associate Members in 138 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually.

The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Premier12, the World Baseball Classic and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's), Softball World Cups, (U-12 Mixed, U-15 Women's, U-18 Women's, U-18 Men's, U-23 Men's, Women's and Men's), and official disciplines Baseball5 (Senior and Youth World Cups) and E-Sports as well as Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 events at the Olympic Games.

For more information, visit www.wbsc.org, which is available in six languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.

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