David W. Upchurch
Class of 1990
DAVID W. UPCHURCH in Apple iPod, iPad and iPhone Baseball App with Jason Giambi.
Shotzoom Software and Jason Giambi Hit the Apple iPad
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ (BUSINESS WIRE) Shotzoom Software, creator of Golfshot: Golf GPS Â®, will unveil the first instructional baseball app on the iTunes Store with major league star Jason Giambi.
Baseball GameplanÂ® (BGP), available April 1st or 2nd on the iPhone and iPod touch, and April 3rd on the new iPad, will provide 15-30 second tips and 30-60 second drills for baseball players on high definition, multi-angle videos with an energizing soundtrack.
Baseball GameplanÂ® will help players with fundamentals, hitting, infield, outfield, pitching and catching. The app is targeted for Little Leaguers to high school players and their parents as well as those playing in adult leagues.
The state-of-the-art app, which unlike a DVD, can be viewed on the baseball field, allows users and parents to actively monitor performance, measure improvement and interact.
The fast-paced instruction includes players talking to users and demonstrating tips and competitions. The level of instruction runs the gamut of easy to advanced drills and Shotzoomâ€™s Drill Meter allows players to track progress and see improvement while they â€œPractice with a Purpose.â€
The instructors include Giambi, a former American League Most Valuable Player who now plays for the Colorado Rockies, and five others with major league and college experience. They are David Upchurch, a former Kansas City Royals pitcher; Leo Daigle, a former third baseman with the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles; Ty Johnson, a catcher at perennial collegiate powerhouse Arizona State University; and Jeremy Giambi, a former major league player with the Royals, Aâ€™s, Phillies, Red Sox, White Sox and Jasonâ€™s younger brother.
â€œWe wanted this app to be hard-charging,â€ said Jeremy Giambi. â€œThe idea that any player at any skill level can download this app, learn a quick pointer and then replicate it on the field real-time is amazing,â€ added older brother and current Colorado Rockies player Jason.
Video for Baseball GameplanÂ® was filmed onsite at Big League Dreams in Gilbert, AZ. There are 10 Big League Dreams ballparks nationwide with fields built as replicas of major league ballparks.
Baseball GameplanÂ® is being released a day before the Major League Baseball season starts on April 3rd on the new Apple iPad. In conjunction with Baseball GameplanÂ®, Shotzoom will release GolfplanÂ®, with veteran PGA Pro and Victorious Ryder Cup Captain, Paul Azinger. GolfplanÂ® will identify areas of a playerâ€™s golf game that needs improvement and generate an individualized practice plan for the golfer.
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