Friday, November 30, 2012

NFCA - 50% OFF!!!

Last day of the NFCA Orlando. Come by and visit us at booth #211. First person to mention this post when they see us at the show gets our software at 50% OFF! OTZS The Original Pick Proof Baseball and Softball Wristband Sign System.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Delaware State University Head Softball Coach - Quote

Great things being said about OTZS from Janice Savage at DSU!  Thanks for stopping by the #1 Baseball and Softball Wristband Sign System booth.
"Using the Own The Zone Sports System has helped our pitch calling and game flow tremendously!  I wouldn't use any other system.  We haven't had our signals picked or a problem ever!"

Quote from Virginia Tech Head Softball Coach

A great quote from our friend Barb Sherwood at Virginia Tech Softball! "Own The Zone Sports has been a fabulous addition to our game.  Our signs are absolutely 'Pick Proof'".  Thank for stopping by coach Sherwood.
The Original Pick Proof Baseball and Softball Wristband Sign System

NFCA Convention - Orlando

Stop by our booth at the NFCA in Orlando, FL today, booth #211.  First person to mention this post gets our software at HALF PRICE! the original pick proof baseball and softball wristband sign software.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving From Own The Zone Sports

We at OTZS want to wish you, your family and friends a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday this year.  We are thankful for all of you and wish you all the best this holiday season.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Coming Soon! - New Website

Just in time for the upcoming busy season, will be launching a new website!

We will be launching an all new easy to use store page as well that will make it easier to split wristband styles, track old purchases and stay up to date with our latest products!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Recent Article - Inside Pitch Publication

Sign Language:
More Rhythm with Algorithms?
More and more teams in amateur baseball have evolved to the next generation of signs—they don't give any.

Thanks to the development of companies like Own The Zone Sports, many coaches have adapted their sign-giving to a system that’s as simple as 1-2-3.  Much like the wristband a quarterback wears to translate plays from the sidelines to the huddle, Own The Zone Sports developed a three-digit numbers system that translates pitch selection and  location, among other things, from the dugout to the diamond.  In addition to creating a simpler way to relay signals, Own The Zone's system is "pick proof” due to the fact that an advanced computer algorithm generates unique three-digit codes that are re-scrambled every time coaches use the software. "We have used Own The Zone with great success," said Scott Brosius, former New York Yankee and current Head Baseball Coach at Linfield College.  "I feel like our players get the signs quicker and with less mistakes," added the 1998 World Series MVP. "With no risk of our signs being stolen, I believe this is a better way to give signs.  "The wristband (that can fit up to 216 codes) includes

a key indicating what each code represents.  The codes are completely customizable for both offense and defense, as coaches have full control of the signs that go on each card, as well as how many code sequences will represent each of those selections.  Currently in its sixth year of operations, Own The Zone Sports is used by over 300 college programs, including five of the last six College World Series Champions.  "Own the Zone was adapted for baseball and softball coaches from similar systems used for football quarterbacks to send signals to players," said coowner

and COO Liam Woodard. "The intricate sequences of gestures and touching various body parts to signal plays has been part of baseball since the beginning of the modern game. But, along the way coaches have cringed at players

who have missed calls and worse, other teams that have “picked” their signs.  This technology solves those problems."  After a brief learning  curve for coaches and their players, Woodard noted that the pace of games played between teams using Own The Zone has actually quickened, and has observed that "players no longer have to interpret a complex sequence of signs."  Woodard is well aware that certain baseball traditionalists are likely to scoff

at the adaptation, but that’s okay. "Traditions in Major League Baseball, for example, are closely guarded, and coaches are a lot less likely to call pitches.  The product speaks for itself, however, through the speed with which it's spread throughout the amateur game. Own The Zone Sports is a result of technological evolution, so we're already working on ways to adapt and make our product better. We’ve been very pleased with its reception."

For more information, visit IP