As they head into the Pennsylvania 6A State Championship game this week we were lucky enough to chat for a few minutes with Head Coach Tim Roken and Assistant Coach Bill Morris of the St. Joseph's Prep Hawks. The Hawks are top dogs both in the state of Pennsylvania and also nationally, currently ranked #1 in PA and ranked #7 nationally (via High School Football America). Like so many others they made the switch to GameStrat this past offseason to set themselves up with the best possible sideline replay system.
“There is no comparison to Hudl Sideline really. My experience with GameStrat has been perfect. We’ve had no issues and all the coaches love it.
Coach Roken told us about some of the key advantages they noticed right away when they made the switch to GameStrat.
“We switched over from Hudl Sideline this past year and the first thing our staff found was that it was much easier to set up and use, very user friendly in that sense. You guys were great in terms of walking us through it step by step and just the overall support and customer service over the phone has been great. The in game experience, just the consistency of it has been great, being able to make those in game adjustments on offense, defense, and special teams and be able to go through the plays with the players immediately has been a great asset. Especially since it’s been something that was kind of hit or miss for us in the past, but this year with GameStrat it’s been a great experience so far.”
Coach Morris added on with his thoughts on GameStrat so far.
“There is no comparison to Hudl Sideline really. My experience with GameStrat has been perfect. We’ve had no issues and all the coaches love it. We just want a system that works, and it works, it works the whole game, the coaches are able to do what they need to do and there are no issues.”
Aside from being a system that works consistently for St. Joseph's Prep, GameStrat also has given Coach Roken a long list of additional advantages.
“The big differences from Hudl Sideline that we’ve found useful have been the in depth tagging, being able to filter to see specific tendencies, and just how you guys break it up by series makes it so easy to find plays. But even bigger than that is just how quickly the plays pop up and the consistency of the system throughout the whole game. In the past we’ve had some crashing issues but this year we haven’t had a single issue with GameStrat, every play is instantly there and we’re able to review it immediately.”
Between getting Coach Morris trained on the system and also being available to answer all of his questions, he's found the customer service GameStrat provides to be another bonus of making the switch.
“For me it’s really important to have good customer service and you guys have been phenomenal with that. Whenever I talk to people I tell them you gotta go with GameStrat.”
Coach Roken has not only appreciated the customer service but he has also become an advocate for GameStrat and recommended the system to other coaches looking to improve their sideline replay system.
“It’s been a great experience so far! Anytime we’ve needed help and picked up the phone you guys have always been there and been great to deal with. Just the overall experience with it has been better than what we experienced in the past. I think GameStrat is absolutely a great tool for any staff that’s trying to upgrade their sideline package and take their program to the next level”.
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