CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Today, Perfect Game Founder and
President, Jerry Ford, announced that moving forward the organization’s popular app-
based mobile training tool, PG Development+ will be available for free in the App Store
and Google Play.
“We don’t want the lack of financial resources to stand between a young athlete and access to PG Development+, so we decided to provide free access to its latest version,” stated Ford. “The pandemic redefined how athletes train to excel, as group training diminished and, in some cases, simply is not an option. The PG Development+ app helps players continue to improve on an individual basis by using personal and
performance information, the latest training methods from industry professionals and
revolutionary technology powered by our partner Re-Play, to deliver a comprehensive
and customized physical training and nutrition program every day.”
Alan Discount, founder of Re-Play Athletics and architect of the PG Development+ app
said, “Perfect Game has spent over 20 years helping athletes achieve their dreams. As
the world’s largest scouting organization, athletes who play at Perfect Game events
receive the visibility needed to win spots on teams, earn college scholarships, and get drafted professionally. But in our ever-changing world, the need for technology like ours has become increasingly important, if not a mandatory component, to help each user make the most of those opportunities.”
“Even though Perfect Game has been providing best-in-class programs to youth baseball and softball players for decades, we still feel like our business is in its infancy,” said Perfect Game CEO, Brad Clement. “While our core showcase and tournament businesses have helped tens of thousands of athletes achieve their dreams, we believe these new digital tools speak directly to today’s young athletes and their preferences to engage in content. We’re confident PG Development+ will greatly enhance our ability to help an even larger population of young athletes - and that is why we do what we do in the first place.”
The PG Development+ app is available for both Apple and Android devices. It is designed to quickly assess each athlete, ages 7 – 20, and their current abilities using their personal and performance data. The app then defines key development areas, and serves up personalized daily training programs, nutrition plans, and virtually everything needed to support the athlete and fuel their passion for the sport.
Athletes can view their progress as the app monitors their results and projects their future abilities as well. In short, PG Development+ simulates working with a team of highly-trained and experienced professional coaches, trainers, sports therapists, nutritionists and others.
Additional features of the PG Development+ app include:
- The industry’s largest baseball Resource Guide, featuring educational
- Guide to baseball-related products and services
- Access to the latest baseball news
- Health and safety tips
“We have included something for athletes of all ages, including information about playing at different levels of the game - high school, youth programs, college baseball programs, professional – and important topics such as arm care and safety, academics and tutoring, baseball technology, scouting, recruiting and even deals on family travel, dining, entertainment and more,” said Ford.
Discount added, “The Resource Guide is unique because it serves up information dynamically that specifically aligns with each athlete’s personal interests and needs. So, not only have we aggregated everything baseball related into the app, the content delivery system is intelligent, too. Our app is a one-stop-shop that engages users who spend hours daily using it for training, learning, planning, shopping, entertainment, socializing and more.”
To download the free app, visit the App Store or Google Play and search for "PG Development+" or learn more by clicking here.