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The MVP Does Rugby

The New Zealand Herald website has a story on the use of Buddy Teevens’ Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) for rugby training: Watch: The amazing new invention revolutionising the way rugby players train:

Rugby could soon be ushering in a new way to train, with a revolutionary invention making a big move in America.

The MVP - or Mobile Virtual Player - bills itself as “the first ever self-righting mobile training device”, but in layman’s terms, it looks to be the first motorised tackle bag.

Controlled remotely and powered by a motor, the MVP simulates an attacking player, being able to move at high speed and change direction.

It provides a moving object to tackle, rather than a stationary bag, and can improve tackling technique without the fatigue and injury concerns which come with regular training.

The piece runs a video from USA Rugby starring the College’s Madison Hughes ‘15:

My classmate Buddy Teevens ‘79 continues to do the College proud, not least because of the almost perfect four-year graduation rate of members of the football team.

Addendum: Buddy was on a distinguished panel on Thursday at the Aspen Institute in Washington on The Future of Football: Reimagining the Game’s Pipeline:

Go Coach T.

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