March 7, 2023 - USA Surfing, the national governing body for the sport of surfing in the United States, has announced a new partnership with Pactto, a brand-new platform created for coaches and athletes to accelerate progress via precise video feedback. Starting in March 2023, the two organizations will collaborate to deliver an unparalleled surfing training experience focused on the USA Junior team.
With this partnership, USA Surfing athletes can use the Pactto mobile app for iOS or Android, as well as www.pactto.com/usasurfing, to submit videos for USA Surfing coaches to review from anywhere, anytime.
"Until now, all of our training sessions had to be done onsite, and meeting schedules is always a huge challenge. With Pactto, we can now review individual performances of our athletes from anywhere in the world. It's very personal, and very focused on each individual." said Ryan Simmons, USA Surfing Head Coach. "I can draw precise notes, use my voice and show my camera, and bring comparison videos of other athletes. Pactto really allows us to get to the very detail of each performance. Our surfers can see more, and can work on their form like never before."
"We are thrilled to partner with USA Surfing to bring our innovative platform to the world of surfing," said Pactto CEO, Demian Borba. "Our mission is to allow coaches to provide the best feedback artifact possible, fast, and this partnership will help us achieve that goal. We look forward to working closely with USA Surfing to deliver exciting new features, evolve the platform and help surfers boost their performances."
USA Surfing COO, Andrea Swayne, added, "We are excited to partner with Pactto to enhance the training experience for our athletes. The partnership kicks off with integration into the training program for our Junior National shortboard team and then will expand to our other teams. But it doesn't stop there. All USA Surfing members, competitors or otherwise, will be given a special members-only 20% discount code to use when sending their first video review request."
Through the partnership, Pactto will provide a range of features and services to USA Surfing, including tools for onsite training, on-demand access to libraries of other surfers performing the right moves, and personalized feedback. Athletes can access the platform via mobile and desktop devices, allowing them to connect with coaches and work on what needs to change.
The partnership between Pactto and USA Surfing represents a significant milestone for surfing and will help elevate the surfing training experience to new heights. With Pactto's advanced technology and USA Surfing's expertise in the sport, athletes can expect a very efficient platform to accelerate progress.
Watch a demonstration video here.
Pactto provides advanced digital tools for coaches, and a marketplace, including world champions, for learners. Coaches can create branded video analyses and get paid globally. Learners can work with top coaches to accelerate progress via precise video feedback.
About USA Surfing
USA Surfing is recognized by the International Surfing Association (ISA) as the official governing body for surfing in the US. The organization is also responsible for developing programs to support the growth and development of the sport at all levels.
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Demian Borba, CEO
Andrea Swayne, COO
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